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Mrs. Fenn from Meriden CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

School is Where the Heart is!

Help me give my students a zen garden and therapeutic oils to create a safe space where they can practice mindfulness.

  • $439 goal

This project expired on January 23, 2019.

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My Students

Our students are 9th graders who come from very diverse backgrounds and we have a high percentage on free/reduced lunch. They have amazing potential, but need a little extra support to help them reach it. Our 9th grade students historically have been at risk to repeat the grade if the proper support is not in place. This year the focus is on making sure our 9th graders are successful academically and are not retained. Our goal is to have these students thrive!

My Project

Social emotional support is a essential for many of my students. The kids have challenges outside of school that impact them during the school day. Sometimes they need a place to go and retreat.

I have been working with my students for the last three years and I have found that a therapeutic and safe space is essential for school success.

This project will help create an environment that is warm and welcoming. The chair will offer them a comfortable and relaxed spot in my office. The zen garden and salt will give them a tactile way to release stress. I need the cart so I can stock it with snacks and waters in my office. It is important for me as a counselor to provide tools, strategies and a place that makes them feel loved, provide comfort and make them want to be here.

Mrs. Fenn
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mind Reader 4 Tier All Purpose Utility Cart, Wood/Metal, Black/Brown • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
(12-Pack) Be Yourself, Change The World, Create, Dream - Inspirational Silicone Bracelet Wristbands Wholesale Bulk Lot Bundle - Unisex Gifts for Teens Men Women Adults • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00
(12-pack) Inspirational Bracelets Assortment Mix -Be the Change, Live with Purpose, Embrace Your Awesomeness, Turn Dreams into Destiny - Wholesale Bulk Motivational Jewelry for Men Women • Amazon Business $18.95 2 $37.90
Natrogix Nirvana Essential Oils - Top 18 Essential Oil Set 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade 18/10ml Incl. Lavender, Moroccan Rosemary, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and 13 More w/Free E-Book • Amazon Business $35.95 1 $35.95
Himalayan Glow Massage ball Himalayan Salt lamp for Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Knots, and Yoga • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
MagZen® - Unique Magnetic Zen Garden Zen Box, Tabletop/Desktop Zen Garden Kit for Relaxation, Stress Relief, Creativity and Magnetic Science • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
ArtNaturals Sound Machine & Essential Oil Diffuser - (300ml Tank) - 6 Calming and Natural Sounds - Aromatherapy and White Noise for Relaxation and Sleeping - Baby, Kids, and Adults - Night Light • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
You Are Awesome Cards — Box of 250 - Appreciation Cards for Teachers, Employers, Friends, Co-Workers, Family • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
MySack Smack a Sack, Stress Relief Sack w/2 Red Stress Balls • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95

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