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Mr. Caldwell from Augusta ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

PLEASE, Help Me Calm Down!

My students need social-emotional story books along with calming activities for our classroom peace corner.

  • $233 goal

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My Students

This year I have the pleasure of teaching 2nd Grade in Portland, Maine. I have a class of 22 students who are all very excited and energetic about school.

Portland, Maine is home to a very diverse community and as well as many levels of socioeconomic status.

We have families from all over the world that we welcome into our community and school. It is with this diversity that we are engaged in rich learning opportunities and get to know each other more deeply.

Students need the support of their community and others around us in order to build their knowledge to become anything they want!

My Project

Many of my students have social needs that as a teacher I am not able to always address right away. Having a peace corner in our classroom will allow the student who is in need to go to a quiet space in order to calm their body down or pick themselves up. This will help the student join back in the activity that the class is participating in. My students are seeking some calming stories to read, fidgets to use, and tissues in case we need to let our emotions out. Your continued support for these students is greatly appreciated.

Mr. Caldwell
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fantasy Minifigure Set • LEGO Education $48.95 1 $48.95
Exercise Putty by Vive - Therapeutic, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Thinking and Stress - Finger, Hand, Grip Strength Exercises - Extra Soft, Soft, Medium and Firm Color Resistance (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, Cube, 6 boxes (56 count each) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
I Will Try (MIndful Mantras) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
I Can Handle Special Occasions (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Buckets, Dippers, and Lids: Secrets to Your Happiness • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25

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