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Mrs. Harwood from Beaverton OR is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Providing a Peace Place

My students need sensory tools and furniture to create a space where they can go when they are overwhelmed or need a break. Materials requested are an area rug, headphones, storage bin, figdets and more.

  • $363 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title 1 school and many of my students struggle to stay focused and engaged during the school day. I have a diverse group of 22 students who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and situations.

My students are energetic and enjoy moving around the classroom throughout the day to best fit their learning needs.

The students in my classroom sit at tables, stand at the back counter, and can spread out on throw rugs on the floor. Sitting in a chair all day can be trying for many of my first graders.

My Project

I want to create a Peace Place in my classroom. A Peace Place is a safe place for students to go when they need a break. This area will be for any and all students that need a break or a chance to decompress.

For our Peace Place, we need a variety of touch and visually stimulating items and the iPod will be loaded with calming music and sounds.

The headphones will be plugged in and ready for easy access. The variety of different fidgets will be the touch stimulating items. If they choose, students will be able to use the puzzle cube and pyramid to solve a puzzle. Students could use the stress balls or the stretch tools to release energy. They could also use the fidget cube to relieve stress and anxiety. Visually stimulating items are the color changing salt lamp and the liquid motion bubbler.

I have seen areas like this work in different classrooms and I think my students would really benefit from having this safe space to go to. I will use the shelf and carpet to create the Peace Place and it will also be where these items are stored for easy use. My students will be taught how to listen to their bodies and decide when a break is beneficial for them.

Mrs. Harwood
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
dar Living 3-Tier Cart, Moon Mist • Amazon Business $48.76 1 $48.76
Unique Loom Del Mar Collection Blue 3 x 5 Area Rug (3' 3" x 5' 3") • Amazon Business $47.04 1 $47.04
Original Hoberman Sphere--Rainbow (Discontinued by manufacturer) • Amazon Business $30.60 1 $30.60
Levoit Kana Himalayan Salt Lamp Natural Himilian Hymalain Pink Salt Rock Lamps(5-8 lbs,6.5-9"), Best Mothers Day Gifts, Touch Dimmer Switch, 3 X 15Watt Bulbs,UL Cord & Gift Box • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Healing Solutions Best Blends (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Set of 3, CaliTime Soft Canvas Throw Pillow Covers Cases for Couch Sofa Home Decor, 18 X 18 Inches, Dandelion Print, Navy Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
3 PACK Pillow Covers with Dolphins & Sea Lion, 18 X 18 INCH • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
URPOWER 2nd Version Essential Oil Diffuser Aroma Essential Oil Cool Mist Humidifier with Adjustable Mist Mode,Waterless Auto Shut-off and 7 Color LED Lights Changing for Home Office Baby • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Kids Headphones - noot products K11 Foldable Stereo Tangle-Free 3.5mm Jack Wired Cord On-Ear Headset for Children / Boys / Girls / iPad / School / Kindle / Airplane / Plane / Tablet - Mint / Coral • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Neliblu Pull and Stretch Squeeze Stress Ball and Puffer Balls Toys, Assortment 12-Pack • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Official Licensed Stress & Anxiety Toy Lot of 12 Random Colors & Designs Series One "No Duplicates" • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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