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Ms. Harduvel from Chicago IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Social Emotional Support at Home

Help me give my students the tools they need at home to be successful during remote learning this fall.

  • $593 goal

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Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

A neighborhood elementary school, our school provides students a high-quality education that emphasizes 21st-century skills and prepares students to be real-world leaders and innovators. Designated a welcoming school in a community hit particularly hard by the nation's largest school closing six years ago, we are a fixture in the community with families attending the school for generations and regularly volunteering at the school. We are a hub for parent and family resources, hosting many Parent University events, from resume writing to college tours.

Our staff is committed to equity, ensuring that, although nearly all of our students are low income, they have access to as many resources and opportunities as possible.

We have a nationally competitive chess team that recently placed fourth in the nation, a vibrant arts education program, hands-on STEM projects at every grade level, leadership programming such as our student voice committee and bully-blockers program, cultural trips that take students all over the country, and school-wide social-emotional lessons integrated into the curriculum. It is through the extraordinary efforts and fundraising of staff, parents, and the community that these initiatives are possible, despite budget constraints.

My Project

Our students will be learning from home at least through November and possibly longer. We know that this is a huge challenge for parents, students, and teachers alike. As the teachers at my school work hard to ensure that all students have access to a rigorous education at home, I am tasked with ensuring that all students' social emotional needs are being met and that they are getting the support they need to learn independently.

This project will fund books that target skills like self-soothing and developing a positive outlook for 24 children, fidgets to help 103 students stay focused, and the tools to deliver yoga and mindfulness lessons to all.

Many of the students at our school lack access to learning resources at home. While teachers will ensure that they have the academic tools that they need, I want to also equip them with social-emotional resources to get through this difficult time.

Ms. Harduvel
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kuhn Rikon Stay Clean Silicone Scrubber, Green • Amazon Business $5.73 10 $57.30
Hello, Sun!: A Yoga Sun Salutation to Start Your Day • Amazon Business $7.99 7 $55.93
The Art of Mandala: Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful Mandalas Designed to Soothe the Soul • Amazon Business $4.99 10 $49.90
Sensory Water Beads Toy for Kids 6 Pack, Shapes Learning Toy for Toddlers, Fidget Stress Balls for Autism/ Anxiety Relief for Adults,Bean Bags Great for Cornhole Tossing Carnival Backyard Outdoor Game • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Crayola Relaxation Aroma Putty, Silly Putty Alternative, Gift, 6 Count • Amazon Business $21.79 1 $21.79
Crayola Aroma Putty, Reviving Collection, Gift, 6 Count • Amazon Business $20.10 1 $20.10
Play Therapy Supply Mindfulness Matters: The Game That Uses Mindfulness Skills to Improve Coping in Everyday Life • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Party Tote Bags, 36 Pcs Non Woven Party Gift Favor Bag with Handles, 10 x13 Inch, 9 Colors • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Impresa Products 10-Pack of Spiky Sensory Balls - Squeezy and Bouncy Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Yoga Bunny • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
I Love You Rituals Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.39 1 $14.39
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace (Card Deck) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Speed Cube Set, Vdealen 3x3x3 Speed Cube Magic Cube Professional Puzzle Cube Set Toy Great Gift for Kid [6 Pack] • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story (Good Night Yoga) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
24 Pieces Kraft Paper Party Favor Bags with Handle Assorted Colors (Rainbow) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Fun Express Mesh Color-Changing Mini Squeeze Balls | 24 Pieces | Favors,, Rewards, Gifts, Takeaways, Kid's Birthday, Vacation Bible School, Christmas, Easter • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
ENTHUR Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys Build Resistance Squeeze Pull - Good for Kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms 12 Pack (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Feelings Yoga (A mindful kids yoga series) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Rain! (Board Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10 Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2 Oz Cans, Ages 2 & Up, (Amazon Exclusive), Multicolor • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
4E's Novelty Expandable Ball Fidget Sphere Toy (Colors May Vary) Expanding Stress Relief Breathing Ball Toys for Kids & Adults - for Anxiety, Yoga, Deep Breathing, ADHD - Expands from 5.6" to 12.5" • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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