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Mrs. Kilduff from Putnam Valley NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Counselor Calm Down Corner

Help me give my students a variety of items that will help calm them down when they have strong emotions. These items include a specific spot to calm down and hand held stress balls and gadgets.

  • $310 goal

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My Students

This is the first year that our elementary school has a school counselor. After 17 years in high school, I decided to take on this new assignment. I have created a warm and welcoming counseling office for my students. My students are in grade K-5 and since I am the only one, I will be serving all of the students in this elementary school. Over the years, the mental health needs have increased and there is a need for more support. I want to be able to provide a supportive place for all of my students to come to. One thing I have noticed when counseling students is that they like to have something to hold or play with while they talk. I would like a supply of stress balls, fidgets, silly putty, kinetic sand and anything that may help calm students down so they are ready to go back to class and learn.

My Project

Students are more overwhelmed than ever before! Many of them experience strong emotions like anger, sadness, and anxiety during the school day. They need a place to take a break, calm down, and get ready to get back to learning. They visit the school counselor's office to talk through their emotions. They like to play with something as they talk so I like to have multiple items to help them. Having a variety of items to help them calm down is essential. I go through stress balls and other fidgets very quickly and need donor's help to replenish my supply. Most students want to keep the stress ball or fidget for the day, week, or year.

Mrs. Kilduff
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 600 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Tiny Land Teepee Tent for Kids with Padded Mat- Play Tent for Boy Girl Indoor & Outdoor, Gray Chevron Heavy Cotton Canvas Teepee • Amazon Business $67.99 1 $67.99
30 Pack Fidget Toys Set, Sensory Toys Bundle for Kids/Adults Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety Hand Toys for Children, Liquid Motion Timer, Fidget Pad, Snake Cube, Puzzle Balls, Flippy Chain, and More • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Kinetic Sand, Castle Containers 10-Color Pack for Kids Aged 3 and Up, Multicolor • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sensory Fidget Toys Set 24 Pack Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety Hand Toys for Kids and Adults Calming Toys with Fidget Ball Marble and Mesh Sensory Toys Perfect for Children with ADHD Autism • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
JVIGUE Sensory Toys Set- 15 Pack Stress Relief Hand Fidget Toys for Kids and Adults, Sensory Therapy Toys for ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Be Happy! Neon Colored Smile Funny Face Stress Ball - Happy Smile Face Squishies Toys Stress Balls Bulk Pack of 12 Relaxable 2.5" Stress Relief Smile Squeeze Balls Fun Toys • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Neliblu Why Worry? Be Happy! Neon Yellow Smile Funny Face Stress Balls - Happy Smile Face Stress Balls Bulk Pack of 24 2" Stress Relief Smile Squeeze Balls - Christmas Stocking Stuffers - Fun Toys • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Desktop Mini Meditation Zen Garden Tray for Stress Relief, 8 X 5 inches with Buddha Figure Natural River Rocks Rake and Sand • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Impresa Products Spiky Sensory Balls (Pack of 5) - Squeezy and Bouncy Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
24 Stress Balls - Bulk Stress Relief Toys Assortment - 2.5" Stress Balls, Smile Face, Globe, Sport Balls, Hearts and Stars for Treasure Box Classroom Prizes, Party Favors, Or Just To De-Stress (2 Dozen) Assorted Designs and Colors for Kids, Adults and Teens • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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