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Ms. Sanfilippo from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Room Supplies

My students need a new printer, school supplies, mindfulness activities and other activities to help them calm down and ready their brains for learning again.

  • $553 goal

This project expired on September 16, 2018.

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My Students

My students are inner city, minority students, many of whom have witnessed or experienced severe trauma. As a result, their lack of coping skills or heightened anxiety may lead to difficult behaviors.

My students are kind, caring and unique, but they need a little more love and support to be successful in a school setting.

Many of my students come from challenging households, so it is important that they can come to school knowing that they can have a safe and comfortable place to go to if they need it.

My Project

I have chosen some materials that will benefit all of my students from our K4 rooms to the eighth graders. Our school has a social-emotional room that students are allowed to use to take a break and to cool down in, with their teacher's permission. They usually get five to ten minutes or so to take a break and then are brought back to their room. It is amazing to see how effective taking a cool down break can be for my students!

Our social emotional room is in need of some TLC in regards to supplies, mindfulness activities and activities for my students to use to calm their brains and take a short break.

My students really enjoy and benefit from using the social-emotional room (or "cool down room" as some call it). They will be escorted to the room by a teacher and will be allowed to take a break using what is in the room. The printer will be used for making print-outs of coloring sheets, mindfulness scripts and other materials. The board and card games are really helpful for students who can't calm down by being asked to take deep breaths. Having them focus on one task or playing a game can help the younger kiddos calm down more effectively. School supplies will also be used by the students to keep their coloring sheets, cool down sheets and other work organized, along with giving them tools to access these helpful worksheets. This room has been very successful this school year and we can't wait to see its successes again next year!

Ms. Sanfilippo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon PIXMA MX492, Wireless All-In-One Small Printer with Canon PG-245 Black Cartridge • Amazon Business $70.98 1 $70.98
Canon CL-246XL Color Ink Cartridge, Compatible to MX492, MG3020,MG2920,MG2924,iP2820,MG2525 and MG2420 • Amazon Business $32.79 1 $32.79
My Feelings Game. Fun educational family game to help kids express their emotions and learn self regulation. Endorsed by Dr Temple Grandin and other world renown clinicians and educators. • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
OontZ Angle 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker : Louder Volume 10W Power, More Bass, IPX5 Water Resistant, Perfect Wireless Speaker for Home Travel Beach Shower Splashproof, by Cambridge SoundWorks (Black) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 92 Bright, 2,500 Sheets/5 Ream Case (113600C) Made In The USA • Amazon Business $24.85 1 $24.85
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.88 2 $21.76
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.77 2 $17.54
Mead Spiral Notebook, College Ruled, 1 Subject, 70 Sheets, 7.5" x 10.5", 12 Pack, Assorted Colors (05512-12) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Guess Who? Board Game • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
Chutes and Ladders Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Clorox Disinfecting Antibacterial Wipes Value Pack, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes plus Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers - 220 Count (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
AmazonBasics AMZ401 File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Smead Hanging File Folder with Tab, 1/5-Cut Adjustable Tab, Legal Size, Assorted Primary Colors, 25 per Box (64159) • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Ampad 21731 Scratch Pad Notebook, Unruled, 4 x 6, White, 100 Sheets (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Mattel Uno Card Game • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
33 Guided Visualization Scripts to Create the Life of Your Dreams • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Feelings In a Jar® • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Blue, 60-Count • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
Mindfulness for Kids I: 7 Children's Meditations & Mindfulness Practices to Help Kids Be More Focused, Calm and Relaxed: Seven Meditation Scripts with Warm-up & Follow-up Activities (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 60-Count • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86

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