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Mrs. Fuhrmann from Springfield IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stop, Take a Deep Breath, and Relax!

Help me give my students books, Feelings & Emotions Dolls, Texture Balls, Sensory Balls, Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes, and Sensory Star Beanbags.

  • $346 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my central Illinois classroom are three, four, and five years old.

Our little learners are eager and enthusiastic about coming to school to learn through play.

All have been identified as "at-risk" through a developmental screening. They each have a need in one or more of the following areas: language, cognitive, motor, and/or social skills. Many of my students come from low-income households and live in an urban setting with few opportunities to experience nature. For most, this is their first school experience. Many have limited access to educational books and activities at home, and a few are English Language Learners.

My Project

Feeling overwhelmed? Frustrated? Angry? It's time to take a break in our classroom Safe Space. Our Safe Space is a place for students to learn about their emotions and use tools to calm their bodies. These soft tools in our Safe Space will help children do just that.

The Feelings and Emotions Washable Dolls will help children recognize the emotions of others and learn to understand their own feelings.

Students will learn about kindness, responsibility, honesty, cooperation, and bravery as we read the "Character Kids" book and play with the Character Kids Figures.

They will practice calming strategies as they squeeze the various tactile balls and Pop & Play Sensory activity. Last, but not least, they will learn to, "Stop, take a deep breath, and relax." as they touch and squeeze the colorful Sensory Star Beanbags and Gel-Bead Shapes.

Mrs. Fuhrmann
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF704 - Feelings & Emotions Washable Dolls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
DD384 - Soft & Washable Sensory Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
EE612 - Lakeshore Character Kids • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
FR263 - Feel & Roll Bumpy Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP508 - Sensory Star Beanbags - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
EE613 - Character Kids Save the Day! Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
DS122 - Pop & Play Sensory Dimpl™ • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$259.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$293.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.85

Total project goal

$345.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$345.68

3 Donors

-$172.00

Donations toward project cost

-$147.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.30

match offer

-$171.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$146.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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