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Mr. Carlon from Escondido CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Riding The Wave Towards Mindfullness

My students need a calming space to deescalate and learn positive coping skills when presented with stressful situations or processing traumatic events.

  • $739 goal

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My Students

Our Academy is the home of the Dragons. Our counseling center is a safe zone on campus often visited by our students searching for academic, career, and emotional support.

The student population is approximately 850 students with about 90% of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch, making it a Title 1 school.

Many of our students would be the first in their families to go to college. Our school takes pride on the various Arts and STEM electives that include: dance, art, media arts, drama, band, computer coding, forensic science, and video production. As the Academy continues to grow, it is important that the students have a thriving campus full of excitement and education while also having a place that meets their social/emotional needs. We are preparing students to not only obtain the tools to be successful in middle school and beyond, but also to be contributing members in their community.

One of the roles of our Counseling team includes increasing the child's experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. Many of our students express emotional concerns that need to be addressed, managed, and coped with positively.

My Project

The lights, furniture, and ocean wallpaper will transform one of our counseling rooms into a relaxing place for students to decompress. The theme of the room will be "Riding the Wave", an expression to explain our student's range of emotions. We will use the starfish toys, sea animal figurines, and twisteez purchased through this donation to help students positively cope with stress, grief/loss, relational conflicts, home issues, etc. This will also provide students a therapeutic space to feel safe, loved, and cared for.

One of our duties in our Counseling room is to provide direct social work services, including individual, group, and family counseling for students at our school site.

The lights and relaxing sounds purchased will transform one of our counseling rooms into a tranquil place for students to relax before returning to their academics. The calming nature of the room will increase their social/emotional development while also allowing them to return to the classroom ready to learn.

Mr. Carlon
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 800 students.

15 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC820 - Natural Accents Ocean Classroom Carpet - 4' x 6' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
Blazing Needles Solid Microsuede Double Papasan Chair Cushion, 48" x 6" x 65", Cardinal Red • Amazon Business $108.99 1 $108.99
Brightech SKY LED Torchiere Floor Lamp – Energy Saving, Dimmable Adjustable Lamp, Reading Lamp– Modern Tall Standing Pole Uplight Lamp Light for Living Room, Dorm, Bedroom, and Office –Black • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
JJ241 - Classic Ocean Animal Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
[Wall Adapter Included] Remote Control Ocean Wave LED Projector Night Light With 7 Colorful Light Mode and Built-in Music Player Black • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
33407-1009-Twisteez - Box of 200, 500 ft, Bulk Pack • Blick Art Materials $29.89 1 $29.89
CaseFan Door Wall Mural Wallpaper Stickers--Ocean Wave Vinyl Removable 3D Decals 30.3x78.7",Multicolor • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
LUCKKYY 3d Beach Sea Wall Decal Removable Wall Sticker • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
MineTom SYNCHKG105911 UL Listed 33 feet Crystal Ball 100 LED Globe String Lights with Remote & Timer, Warm White • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
WATINC 12 Pcs Cute Animal Squishy, Kawaii Mini Soft Squeeze Toy,Fidget Hand Toy for Kids Gift,Stress Relief,Decoration,12 Pack • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
Ooey Gooey Octopus (ea) Giant 7" Squishy Stress Toy (Colors Vary) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Play Visions Light Up Ooey Gooey Starfish Toy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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