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Mrs. Gutierrez from Grand Terrace CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Calming Corner

Help me give my students a calming space to recharge and become ready to learn again!

  • $234 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It is important to have materials to support learning in special education. My students have disabilities ranging from cognitive disabilities and Autism to Specific Learning Disabilities. I am a first-year teacher and I do not have the materials/equipment to help my students succeed in school. I would like to get materials to create a space for a calming corner.

Students in special education are in need of a space to take breaks and calm down when they become frustrated.

By having an area, my students will not have to leave the classroom and can still listen to important instruction.

My Project

I want to create a calming corner for my students when they need to take a break in the classroom. I want to teach them that they do not need to run out of the classroom when they get upset or frustrated with learning.

The coloring books will be used by students who love art to relax by coloring.

The fidget items will help my students with Autism with their sensory needs. I believe the light and sound machine will help the whole class take a break when needed. The rug will give the students a soft space if they need to on the floor instead of a chair. Of course, these items need to be stored when not in use. The small bookcase and fabric containers will allow students to get materials and clean up with ease.

Mrs. Gutierrez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unique Loom Solo Solid Shag Collection Modern Plush Cloud Gray Area Rug (4' x 6') • Amazon Business $37.09 1 $37.09
Intex Inflatable Empire Chair, 44" X 43" X 27", Color May Vary, 1 Chair • Amazon Business $27.28 1 $27.28
Calming Autism Sensory LED Light Projector Toy Relax Blue Night Music Projection • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle-DNA Stress Relief Balls with Fidget Hand Toys for Anxiety Kids & Adults-Calming Toys for ADHD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ClosetMaid 1578 Cubeicals Mini 6-Cube Organizer, White • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
AmazonBasics Foldable Storage Cubes - 6-Pack, Grey • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Notebook Doodles Super Cute: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) (32 Adorable Animal Designs; Beginner-Friendly Relaxing, Creative Art Activities; High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper) • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96

Materials cost

$152.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$198.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.00

Total project goal

$233.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$233.31

1 Donor

-$117.00

Donations toward project cost

-$99.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.55

match offer

-$116.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$98.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.45

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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