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Mrs. Mitchell from Lucedale MS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Counselor's Calming Classroom

Help me give my students a table, chairs, and sensory items for an inviting place to practice necessary calming, coping, and social skills.

  • $660 goal

This project expired on February 25, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, intelligent, kind, and full of emotions. Many of the students that I service are raised in low-income households, and many are raised by single parents and/or grandparents. They need compassion and affection; they need a calming environment where they are able to decompress with relaxing activities.

In order for students to become academically successful, their emotional needs must be met.

My goal is to provide them with the calming place that they deserve. With puzzles, blocks, putty, and a comfortable place to play, they will learn calming, self-regulating behaviors.

My Project

Creating an inviting space with motivational quotes and a calming atmosphere will help students feel safe and comfortable to express their feelings. The putty and sensory gel mat are tools that students can use to calm down and relax. These resources are wonderful for students with sensory processing issues. Puzzles and building blocks are wonderful tools to use with young students who need a break from over stimulating activities. The conversation cubes and choices activity are great conversation starters for older students who may not be comfortable opening up right away. The table and chairs give students a place to sit and work with each calming tool. Because student information is confidential, having a locking filing cabinet will allow me to keep this information safe.

Mrs. Mitchell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flash Furniture 5 Pk. HERCULES Series 880 lb. Capacity Black Plastic Stack Chair with Titanium Frame • Amazon Business $149.87 1 $149.87
Flash Furniture 24''W x 48''L Rectangular Grey Thermal Laminate Activity Table - Standard Height Adjustable Legs • Amazon Business $104.99 1 $104.99
Office Dimensions 18" Deep 2 Drawer Premier Height File Cabinet, Black (21644) • Amazon Business $60.46 1 $60.46
Skil-Care 912425 Sensory Gel Maze • Amazon Business $30.52 1 $30.52
Inspirational Wall Art-Inkblot: Set of 6-Phrases of Wisdom Unframed Poster Art (8"x10") • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88
Rexun 128PCS Deluxe Brick Building Blocks • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Metal Wire Puzzle Storage Rack for 12 Small and Large Puzzles • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Melissa & Doug Rainforest Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle With Storage Tray (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug African Plains Safari Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle With Storage Tray (24 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle with Storage Tray (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
3 Pack of Putty Stress Relief Toys - 1.7 Ounce x 3 Fidget Putty for Kids - 1 Color Changing, 1 Glow in the Dark, & 1 1 UV Sensitive Crazy Value Pack - excellent sensory toys, therapy putty! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Pets Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle With Storage Tray (12 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Melissa & Doug Construction Site Vehicles Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle With Storage Tray (12 pcs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Choices In a Jar® • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08

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