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Mrs. Branagh from Redmond WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supporting Students of Trauma

My students need materials to gain skills in calming their bodies and their thoughts. These skills help students' ability to focus and learn. Ball chairs, stress fidgets, and breathing balls give students tools to access learning.

  • $489 goal

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My Students

My students attend a culturally diverse elementary school of over 600 students. Students in this school come from 25 different countries and speak over 10 languages. While many students and their families attend our school for their entire elementary career of 6 years, other families move in and out throughout the school year for job relocation.

This school strives to build community and leadership among all students, staff, and parents through close communication, leadership opportunities, and community outreach.

This school takes great pride in the empathy of students and kindness towards others as they strive to be productive and peaceful community members and citizens.

My Project

My school has seen an increase in the students coming to school having already experienced trauma. I need materials to support these students in my role as a school counselor. I want students to make connections, find the ability to calm, self-regulate, and use tools of movement thoughtfully. Picture books on mindfulness, finding power within yourself, and power of their brain, serve as great resources for my role as a school counselor. These books provide classroom teachers how to work with students experiencing trauma.

The calming tools, such as sand art and squeeze animals, are amazing tools to help support students experiencing trauma during their school day.

Breathing balls, chimes for brain signals, and sensory fidgets are tools that I can utilize in my counseling office with individual and small groups of students. My goal is for students to be able to practice being mindful, finding strategies to calm as well as finding their strengths and then have the ability to bring those strengths back to their classroom, the playground, and into their homes.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 4750GR Zenergy Ball Chair, Gray/Black Base • Amazon Business $111.59 1 $111.59
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
CooCu Moving Sand Art Picture,Desktop Art Toys And As A Gift(Green Space) - Black,White,Green • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
set of 2 Expandable Ball Hand Catch Ball Flower Ball Kids Boys Girls Toys, -Great Stress Relief Toy - NEW AND IMPROVED HARD CARDBOARD PACKAGING - By 4E’s Novelty, • 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
Meditation Trio Chime, Ehome Solo Percussion Instrument with Mallet for Prayer, Yoga, Eastern Energies, Musical Chime Toys for Children, Teachers' Classroom Reminder Bell • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Be Kind • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
Meditation Chime, Ehome Solo Percussion Instrument with Mallet for Prayer, Yoga, Eastern Energies, Musical Chime Toys for Children, Teachers' Classroom Reminder Bell… • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
It Was Just Right Here! (Executive FUNction) • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
I Can Do That: A Book on Self-Regulation (Can-Do Kids Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Of Course It's a Big Deal (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Bubble Gum Brain Activity and Idea Book • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
WATINC 12 Pcs Cute Animal Squishy, Kawaii Mini Soft Squeeze Toy,Fidget Hand Toy for Kids Gift,Stress Relief,Decoration,12 Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Rosie's Brain (Rosie & Friends: Kids Who Are Mindful & Kind) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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