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Mrs. Warren from Hutchinson KS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Learning; Peace Corner

Help me give my students a place in the classroom to empower them to own their feelings and get their brains back to learning mode.

  • $462 goal

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My Students

My classroom is always full of activity and learning that is student driven. The greatest need that I have seen in my classroom the past couple of years is the desire to connect with others outside our four walls and take ownership in themselves as learners and individuals.

My 4th graders are full of life and energy.

Many of my students are on free or reduced-price lunches, therefore they don't receive a lot of opportunities that many children get growing up. I have noticed that the majority of my students don't have background knowledge of our world outside of the city we live in. With the 21st century learning that is necessary for my students to be successful, it's critical that they are provided as many opportunities as possible to build knowledge on things that are not in their everyday life. My school has a great sense of community. We are always striving to better our students' lives through education.

My Project

Social-Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills. The selected materials can help strengthen social-emotional learning in my classroom by utilizing the peace corner, intentional lessons on social/emotional learning, and creating a calming atmosphere in the classroom.

A​ calming corner is a positive place that rewards students for noticing that they are feeling emotionally dis-regulated and using strategies to calm themselves so that learning can occur (The Watson Institute, 2017).

I would like to have a place in my classroom where the students can sit in a comfortable place, read a book, work with a fidget toy, use kinetic sand to push out emotions, or just rest for a minute to sort out their feelings.

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

This project will reach 27 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Bedside Table Lamp USB, Aooshine Modern Desk Lamp, Solid Wood Nightstand Lamp with Unique Shade and Havana Brown Wooden Base, Ambient Light and Useful USB Charging Port Perfect for Bedroom or Office • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Safavieh Hudson Shag Collection SGH281G Dark Grey and Ivory Moroccan Diamond Trellis Area Rug (3' x 5') • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Mpow 068 Kids Ear Protection, NRR 25dB Noise Reduction Ear Muffs, Toddler Ear Protection, Protective Earmuffs for Shooting Range Hunting Season, for Toddlers Kids Children Teens • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
ComfortSpa Reading Pillow Bed Wedge Large Adult Backrest Lounge Cushion with Arms and Pockets | Back Support for Sitting Up in Bed/Couch for GERD Heartburn Bedrest • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Calm & Alert: Yoga and Mindfulness Practices to Teach Self-regulation and Social Skills to Children • Amazon Business $22.20 1 $22.20
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger • Amazon Business $19.43 1 $19.43
80 Morning Meeting Ideas for Grades 3-6 • Amazon Business $18.73 1 $18.73
4 Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toys • Amazon Business $16.60 1 $16.60
Fidget Toys Mix Pack - Mixed Pack of 5 Sensory Toys for Stress Relief Includes Liquid Motion Timer, Slow Rising Squishy Toy, Color Changing Therapy Putty for Kids, Stretchy Noodle, Kids Water Beads • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Good Vibes Only Quote Inspirational Art Print, Natural Plant Green Leaf Canvas Art Painting,Set of 3(8’’x10’’),Yoga Studio Motivational Home Wall Decor • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 & Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Teacher Created Resources (20761) 5 Minute Sand Timer - Medium • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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