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Ms. Brown from Houston TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Release, Relax, and Learn!

My students need items, such as the kick/bounce bands, in their classrooms to assist with relieving stress, anxiety, and ADHD.

  • $501 goal

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My Students

My students are bright but experience many challenging home and community situations, which cause them to struggle academically and socially. My students need to learn coping skills and restorative practices. Building their social emotional skills, allow them to refocus on their academics.

Social Emotional Learning is very important to our students academic and social progress.

Our school's focus is to strengthen our restorative practices and social emotional learning skills. Teaching the whole child is crucial to providing a well-rounded educational plan for all our students.

My Project

Our school is focusing on Restorative Practices as an alternative to punitive disciplinary actions. We have students who are lacking coping and problem solving skills. Our students are still feeling the ramifications of Hurricane Harvey. Also, we service students from a near by homeless shelter. Therefore, our school is creating a school wide restorative practice protocol. Each classroom will be required to have a peace corner. This peace corner will be used when students need a break or need to calm down.

We want to equip each peace corner with a calming box filled with items to assist with relieving stress, anxiety, and anger.

We will teach students to use the sand timer to gauge their time. Also, the other such as the stress ball and snap and click fidgets will be utilized as sensory and stress relievers during their time in the peace corner. The kick and bouncy bands will assist students with over activity while remaining in their seats during instructional time. In addition, students will be allowed to choose if they want to draw, write, or listen to music. The 10 drawer rolling cart will assist me in keeping all materials organized. Students will also have an opportunity to have a restorative conference, completing a think sheet, with their teacher and peers. These items will assist with building our calming boxes and our restorative practices throughout our school this year.

Ms. Brown
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Bounce Fidget Bands by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 4 $111.96
STERILITE 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
Motivational Stress Ball Assortment - Teacher Peach Stress Relief Toys for Kids and Adults - Best as Inspirational Teacher Gift or Office Gift for Coworkers - 3 Pack, Teal (7 Colors Available) • Amazon Business $9.31 6 $55.86
Snap And Click Fidgets, Set Of 6 Twist And Shape Puzzle Toy, 10.75 Inches (Assorted Colors) 24 Links Each For Sensory Relief Fidget, Party Favor, Stocking Stuffers For Home And School Reward • Amazon Business $8.99 6 $53.94
Advantus 10-Drawer Rolling Organizer, 37.6 x 13 x 15.4 Inches, Multi-Colored (AVT34004) • Amazon Business $45.57 1 $45.57
Sand Timer VAGREEZ 6 Colored Hourglass Sand Timers Clock Toothbrush Timer 30sec / 1min / 2mins / 3mins / 5mins / 10mins for Kids Games Classroom Home Office Kitchen Use (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
Motivational Stress Ball Assortment - Teacher Peach Stress Relief Toys for Kids and Adults - Best as Inspirational Teacher Gift or Office Gift for Coworkers - 3 Pack, Blue (7 Colors Available) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95

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