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Mrs. Hammond from Oxford MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Tools and Activities to Teach Self Regulation Skills

Help me give my students social emotional games and sensory tools and calming activities.

  • $236 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom present with a variety of challenges - academically, socially and emotionally. The design of my classroom is to provide a therapeutic environment in which students can feel safe and ready to learn while working towards Every day is a different day for our students with highs and lows of varying degrees. Because of this, the students within this class need all of the benefits and assistance available through this classroom.

The focus for each student when they enter the classroom is to stabilize, show self control and then work towards returning to the general education setting.

Students are assigned to the Transitional Learning Center classroom for social and emotional support. Students utilize the classroom as needed or on a scheduled basis throughout each day. School adjustment counselors are available to facilitate the teaching of social and interpersonal skills. For some students, building emotional intelligence learning how to use these coping skills, can take weeks and even months to master. By using various curricula and integrated services, we help children grades 2-4 meet their academic expectations while meeting their social and emotional needs.

My Project

Giving students control over their surroundings and a variety of sensory calming tools, gives students the ability to self regulate their emotions and be ready for learning. In order to create sensory tool boxes for students we need a variety of sensory items, including stress balls and materials to make our own sensory tools.

There are many times when students need time to self regulate their emotions, to be ready for learning without disrupting others, these sensory tools can help do just that!

The Emotions games will be added to the Social Emotional Learning curriculum in the classroom. These games teach expected emotions and self regulation in a fun interactive way.

In addition, the Find It games and maze activities will help improve focus and problem solving skills.

Mrs. Hammond
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 8 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Find it Games IDG1099 Where's Waldo, The Original Hidden Object Search Adventure • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Golden Path Games Mixed Emotions: an Activity for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Find it Games - Kids Version - The Original Hidden Object Search Adventure • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Spin Master Games Perplexus Original - Interactive Maze Game with 100 Challenges • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Don't Go Bananas - A CBT Game for Kids to Work on Controlling Strong Emotions • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
DNA Stress Balls [3 Pack] - Squeezing Stress Relief Ball - for Kids & Adults- Stress Squishy Toys for Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits & More- Risk-Free Sensory Rubber Ball • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Water Beads Pack (30000 Small Water Beads /150 Large Jumbo Water beads/15 Balloons) Mixed Jelly Beads Water Gel Balls,Sensory Toys and Decoration • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set, 4 Classic Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
UWANTME Water Beads Pack (50000 Beads) Rainbow Mix Jelly Water Growing Balls for Kids Tactile Sensory Toys, Vases, Plants, Wedding and Home Decoration • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fun Water Games, Pelican • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Fun Water Games, Dolphin • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70

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