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Mrs. Vasquez-Rodriguez from Lawrence MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Learning Toolbox

Help me give my students relaxation and sensory materials to help them better manage their behaviors.

  • $830 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In the busy hallways of my middle school, there is always opportunity to learn not just academically but socially. However, some of our middle school students struggle with learning social skills, social communication and socially expected behaviors because they have to be taught explicitly. Other students also struggle because their learning environment can be busy and overstimulating. Establishing routines and expectations is essential for successful learning for my students. It is also important to establish strong relationship with peers and school community. My students need specific tools to be successful, not just in middle school but in everyday life!

The best part of this journey is the opportunities in the inclusion environment where every student learns from the environment and peers.

My students will be successful in this new classroom because my students are resilient and can do whatever they put their minds to. My students enjoy daily routine and responsibilities as well as arts and craft activities, music, and learning!

My Project

Our school is forming a new Social Emotional Learning Group. These materials will help our students engage in new strategies and learn more about how to be emotionally in control of their bodies. Teachers and students relationships will better connect with one another throughout this process.

Social emotional learning will not only help students manage their emotions; student will be able to feel in control by using materials from their toolbox.

They will listen to their bodies and given the toolbox , the students will be in control of how they manage their anxieties, stress and behaviors.

Mrs. Vasquez-Rodriguez
Grades 6-8
More than half of 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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
4E's Novelty Pack of 4 Expandable Balls, Hand Catch Expanding Breathing Sphere Flower Ball for Kids Boys and Girls, Great Stress Relief and Anxiety Toy, Helpful Gift for ADHD Sensory Issues • Amazon Business $19.99 13 $259.87
Dreampark Speed Cube Set, 5 Pack Magic Cube Bundle - 2x2x2 3x3x3 Pyramid Megaminx Skew Cube Smooth Sticker Cubes Collection Puzzle Toy for Kids • Amazon Business $21.99 5 $109.95
Sensory Fidget Toys Set, 25 Pcs., Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety Tools Bundle for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.95 4 $75.80
Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle-DNA Stress Relief Balls with Fidget Hand Toys for Anxiety Kids & Adults-Calming Toys for ADHD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $18.90 4 $75.60
SCIONE Fidget Spinner 12 Pack ADHD Stress Relief Anxiety Toys Best Autism Fidgets Spinners for Adults Children Finger Toy with Bearing Focus Fidgeting Restless Colorful Hand Spin Party Favor • Amazon Business $18.58 4 $74.32
Purple Ladybug Color Changing Squishy Stress Balls for Kids & Adults! Stress Ball Set with 4 Super Soft Squeeze Balls for Anxiety Relief - Fun Fidgets for Children, Great Gift for Girls, Boys & Teens! • Amazon Business $9.99 7 $69.93

Materials cost

$665.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$705.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.49

Total project goal

$829.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$829.94

2 Donors

-$427.47

Donations toward project cost

-$363.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.12

match offer

-$402.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$342.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.37

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$0.00

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