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Mrs. Chamberlain from Kenosha WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stop, Relax, and Think Before You Act

My students need social emotional games, books and sensory items. These items help students work through anxiety, Autism, behavior difficulties, and other challenges to help them become successful functioning students.

  • $930 goal

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My Students

Our school consists of students from PreK-5th grade. We are a community of diverse learners with Special Education, ELL, and high poverty students learning together in each classroom.

My Special Education students along with the other students in the school, have difficulties being able to focus on learning and filter out the overwhelming social and emotional struggles they have to overcome daily.

Giving my Special Education students and the other students in the school the opportunity to overcome their struggles, will allow them to be successful in their learning skills, social skills, collaboration skills and maintain focus amongst their peers.

My Project

The many diverse students at my school need social emotional games,books, and sensory items to help our young students learn how to cope when they struggle with their feelings. These items will help them sort out their mixed up feelings when they are unable to control themselves in the classroom. Offering games like Stop, Relax, and Think Game, My Feelings Game, Mad Dragon-an angry control card game, Emotion-oes Board Game, and Social Skills Board Game to younger students will help them open up to our school Counselor when they are unable to express themselves.

This project will immensely improve the social and emotional struggles young students go through on a daily basis, not just my Special Needs students, but all students who struggle at our elementary school.

Reading a book like, "But it's Not My Fault", "What if Everybody Did That", "I Just Want to do it My Way", and "My Mouth is a Volcano" to Kindergarten students about their different struggles will help them relate to the characters in the books.

Along with games and books, being able to offer sensory items like Kinetic Sand, Theraputty, stress balls, and stretch strings will help students keep outbursts and/or behaviors to a minimum while increasing their focus and learning during instruction time.

With less social emotional behavioral issues, instruction time increases and therefore the students will be successful and love learning in school.

Mrs. Chamberlain
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small 4 Liter Portable Sand Tray with Lid • Amazon Business $20.88 4 $83.52
Playing CBT - therapy game to develop awareness of thoughts, emotions and behaviors for improving social skills, coping skills and enhancing self control. • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
Stop, Relax & Think: A Game to Help Impulsive Children Think Before They Act • Amazon Business $57.95 1 $57.95
Kinetic Sand Beach Sand • Amazon Business $12.97 4 $51.88
Yes4All Balance Pods Hedgehog with Hand Pump - Sensory Stepping Stone for Children, Kids - Hedgehog Balance Pods/Balancing Pods (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $24.49 2 $48.98
Social Skills Board Games (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $35.70 1 $35.70
Toysmith Mini Spiral Glitter Wands (6.5 Inches) Complete Gift Set Party Bundle - 6 Pack (Assorted) • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
CanDo TheraPutty Standard Exercise Putty, 6 Piece Set (Tan, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Black), 2 oz • Amazon Business $15.79 2 $31.58
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
The Creative Whale's Marshmallow Clay - The Best Play Dough Toy For Kids • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
Finger Trainer for Five Fingers Occupational Therapy Toy - Development of Fine Motor Skills - Baby Elephant... • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Rory's Story Cube Complete Set - Original - Actions - Voyages • Amazon Business $23.00 1 $23.00
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
StringyBall Stress Ball on a String - Perfect For Stress Relief, Hand Exercise, Strengthening, Rehabilitation - Medium Density Ball with Exercise Guide - No Falling or Rolling Away (Medium - Green) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Mad Dragon: An Anger Control Card Game • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Fidget Pencil Toppers (4 Dozen) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Neliblu Sensory Fidget Snake Cube Twist Puzzle, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
5 Pack Colorful Neon Stretch Strings For ADD, ADHD, Autism Stretch Toy Stress Anxiety Reliever Fidget Toy Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $7.45 2 $14.90
Learning Resources iTrax Critical Thinking Game, 44 Pieces • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
UWANTME Water Beads Pack (50000 beads) Rainbow Mix Jelly Water Growing Balls for Kids Tactile Sensory Toys, Vases, Plants, Wedding and Home Decoration • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Emotion-oes Board Game • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Cool Down and Work Through Anger (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Temper Tamers In a Jar®: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Feelings In a Jar® • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65

Materials cost

$748.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$789.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.40

Total project goal

$929.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$929.36

3 Donors

-$636.24

Donations toward project cost

-$540.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.43

match offer

-$293.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$249.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.97

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Project Activity

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