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Ms. Young from Ewing NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Lion's Den

Help me give my students a screen, earmuffs, bouncy bands, and other supplies to reduce stress and help them refocus for learning.

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a student-centered community. Our school prepares students from Pre-K through 5th grade to be good citizens and community members. Students each day are eager and excited to learn. There are some days that students face challenges that make it difficult to learn. These challenges could be their own stresses or conflicts happening with other students. There are times that students need a space where they can take a break, reset, problem-solve or work on solving conflicts.

My Project

The Lion's Den will be a space that students can visit for refuge and reflection. In the safe space, students can visit the calming center or the problem-solving center. The focus will be to help students reset and get ready to return to the classroom. The goal is for students to be in the classroom to learn, but when they need to take a break, the Lion's Den will be there to help them. The materials listed for this project will help students reset and be ready for learning. Having materials available like stress relief toys, stress balls, yoga mats, and kinetic sand provide students with items that will help them feel calm and less stressed.

Ms. Young
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
4-Panel Folding Screen Black and White • Amazon Business $87.99 1 $87.99
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Original Blue) • Amazon Business $13.95 3 $41.85
Original Bouncy Bands - Elementary School Chairs (Blue) –Educational Tool that Helps Kids Actively Learn and Stay Engaged • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
LED Jellyfish Lava Lamp, USB Jellyfish Lamp Electric Aquarium Tank Mood Night Light with Color-Changing for Home Bedroom Background Decoration • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, Folding Sand Box with 2lbs of Kinetic Sand • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Fidget Toys Set, Sensory Toys Bundle for Stress Relief, Sensory Fidget for Kids and Adults, Sensory Gadget for ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Gaiam Kids Yoga Mat Exercise Mat, Yoga for Kids with Fun Prints - Playtime for Babies, Active & Calm Toddlers and Young Children, Dino Zone, 3mm • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
Gaiam Kids Yoga Mat Exercise Mat, Yoga for Kids with Fun Prints - Playtime for Babies, Active & Calm Toddlers and Young Children, Birdsong, 3mm • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
Teacher Peach Motivational Stress Balls, 3 Pack, Perfect Funny Teacher Gifts, Office Gifts for Coworkers, or Employee Gift Ideas • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Teacher Created Resources (20762) 10 Minute Sand Timer - Medium • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting Solitaire Game • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Teacher Created Resources Small Sand Timers Combo Pack (20663) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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