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Ms. Vivian from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Self Regulating Emotions

Help me give my students enhance their calm corner to self regulate their emotions.

  • $616 goal

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My Students

My students are the most caring students! They are hard working students who come from diverse homes. They take pride in their school work. My students are my passion and drive to work hard for them because I know they deserve it. I love working at my school because they care about the students and their teachers.

My students deserve the best and it is my job to seek out other opportunities to help in their learning!

I want to give my students all the tools they need to become critical thinkers as well as a space conducive to learning. I want to give my students to have a world class classroom. I want to create model citizens that will be going out in the world making it better for everyone.

We have started to see a new trend in our schools that involves social emotional skills. I am concerned about my students and would like to give them a space where they can feel comfortable. Students need a comfortable area where they can reflect and use this section to use calming techniques. It is something that teachers need to have in order to have a high functioning classroom.

My Project

The items I have selected are meant to help them self regulate their emotions. I have a sound machine that will have soothing sounds. The digital WiFi photo frame will be displaying calming images. I also have stress balls, coloring books, other sensory items, some restful bean chairs, and an aromatherapy oil diffuser that will have a lavender scent.

A child's social emotional development motivates them to learn critical skills such as the ability to communicate, connect with others, resolve conflict, self regulate, display kindness and empathy and cope with challenges.

Without cognitive, social, and emotional self control in the classroom, learning cannot occur. Students will be able to use these items to help them in a calm and productive way.

Ms. Vivian
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC573BU - Flex-Space Big Beanbag Seat - Blue (30") • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
DS430X - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.99 1 $76.99
Hatch - Rest Smart Night Light and Sound Machine with Time-to-Rise - White • Best Buy Education $59.99 1 $59.99
Aluratek - 10.1'LCD Digital Photo Frame - Black • Best Buy Education $57.83 1 $57.83
Metal Ware Corp. Nesco SpaPro Aromatherapy Diffuser White Oak • $46.79 1 $46.79
SE120 - Swirling Glitter Sensory Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP511 - Sensory Slime • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Adult Coloring Book - Nature Mandalas • Nasco $8.95 1 $8.95
Adult Coloring Book - Creative Coloring Inspirations • Nasco $8.95 1 $8.95

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