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Mrs. Mechels from Saint Paul MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spheres and Fidgets to Relieve Stress!

My students need Spheres and figets to use as stress relievers.

  • $155 goal

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My Students

Our school is a member of the national network of EL Schools, which promote rigorous and engaging curriculum, active, inquiry-based pedagogy, and a school culture that demands and teaches compassion and good citizenship.

Our curriculum is designed around Learning Expeditions projects that allow students to investigate issues in our school, the community and the world.

The study of big ideas enables us to weave together work in multiple subject areas. Students are given time to think about important issues, time to experiment and time to understand what they’ve learned. Our “small school” learning environment inspires students to ask questions in a culture that demands and teaches compassion and good citizenship.

When the school day begins at our school, you'll find students and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds sharing a common goal: the desire to discuss, explore, investigate and learn. It is a world designed for student-centered learning; a place where innovative programs and hands-on methods encourage curiosity and discovery. You will hear students and teachers having real conversations about their lives.

My Project

Our students need to take a break during their school day. With requested tools in this project, the fidgets and spheres students will feel comfortable giving themselves a "calming break."

Our students' lives are so busy, students need the opportunity to "slow" down and self regulate.

Often times the students who I teach come to me during the school day just to have a "break".

These tools will help our students keep going through the school day, while having the opportunity to give themselves permission to slow down. These tools will help our students continue learning while keeping calm and carrying on.

Mrs. Mechels
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hoberman Original Sphere--Rainbow (Discontinued by manufacturer) • Amazon Business $30.60 2 $61.20
Hoberman Mini Sphere ï Neon • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
KeNeer 7Pack Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys - Relieve Stress, and Increase Patience - Build Resistance Squeeze, Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
FIDGET TOYS(Package of 10, 5 colors) Stress Relieve toy, Focus Enhance, Soothing Marble Fidgets for Children and Adults, has helped with ADHD ADD OCD Autism, Depressions and Anxiety disorders • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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