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Ms. Banda from Bristol CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Distance Learning

Help me give my students books, sensory items, stress relieving activities and snacks to support their emotional health during distance learning.

  • $504 goal

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My Students

I work with students in grades 9-12 who have a variety of learning disabilities. When we are in class, I have the ability to use a variety of hands-on techniques to help students make sense of the material we are learning. We work on a variety of life skills and academics in class and now, students are working on those at home through a virtual platform.

My students are missing connections with staff and other students.

They are having a difficult time understanding why we are not in school and they are not quite sure how to express themselves during this time. The emotional health of my students is at risk. With this project, I am hoping to provide them with activities to support their social-emotional learning so they can be successful distance learners.

My Project

Many of my students are really struggling with the disruption of their daily routine because of this pandemic. My students rely on socialization with each other and hands-on learning activities. The lack of routine and consistency is causing high levels of stress in my students and they are having difficulty with the appropriate expression of their feelings.

The materials donated through this project will help my students cope with their stress and anxiety while they navigate this new way of learning.

Students can utilize techniques that we practice in the classroom to color, use sensory items, read a book or even have a light snack to maintain their balance. By helping my students meet their emotional needs, I can help them be better and more focused distance learners.

Ms. Banda
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree $7.99 15 $119.85
Therapy Putty - Resistive Hand Exercise Therapy Putty Kit, Set of Four Strengths, 3 Ounces of Each Putty $14.68 4 $58.72
Color Swell Colored Pencils Bulk Pack 30 Sets 12 Count Assorted Vibrant Pre-Sharpened Colors 360 Total Perfect for Kids, Teachers and Classrooms $35.00 1 $35.00
Fidget Toys Set with Stress Balls for Kids, Teens and Adults, 18 Pack Stretchy Sensory Tool with Liquid Motion Timer for ADHD, Autism and Anxiety, Fun Fidgeting Game for Classroom and Office $15.90 2 $31.80
Mindfulness Coloring Book for Children: A Fantastic Introduction to Mindfulness for Children $5.99 5 $29.95
Mandala Coloring Book for Kids: Big Mandalas to Color for Relaxation, Book 1 $4.99 6 $29.94
Mandala Coloring Book for Kids: Big Mandalas to Color for Relaxation, Book 1 $4.99 5 $24.95
HILELIFE Pencil Sharpener - 6 Pack Pencil Sharpener Manual, Number 2 Pencils Drawing Pencils Colored Pencil Sharpeners 2 Holes Hand Held Pencil Sharpener for Kids $6.49 3 $19.47
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, (58 Pack) $11.26 1 $11.26
LovesTown Emoji Stress Balls,24 Pcs Emoji Face Squeeze Balls for Hand Wrist Finger Exercise Stress Relief Therapy Squeeze $10.99 1 $10.99
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Crackers, 45 oz. Multi-pack Box, 1.5 oz. Snack Packs (Pack of 30) $10.97 1 $10.97
Fruity Snacks, Mixed Berry, Gluten Free, Fat Free, 32 Oz (40 Pouches) $5.88 1 $5.88

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