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Ms. Timmerman from Indianapolis IN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Peace Room

Help me give my students a calm and inviting environment in which to regulate and seek support.

  • $930 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a student services provider in the inner city, I work with an incredibly diverse and energetic bunch of K through 8th-grade students. While their antics often leave me speechless, I am equally blown away by their resilience, vulnerability, and ability to empathize with others amidst personal storms.

Every day I spend with these kiddos is an adventure.

Together, we work hard to understand our own brains and regulate our emotions. We engage in courageous conversations over endless games of Uno. We practice naming our feelings and using inclusive language. We tackle seemingly insurmountable conflicts through restorative conversations. We (and by we, I mean they) nibble on the leaves of the classroom plants while the teacher has her back turned. We learn from natural consequences and succeed about as often as we fail.

My Project

The goal of the Peace Room is to create an environment where ALL students feel safe and supported. Every item on this list has been carefully selected to meet a basic need or create a sensory experience that facilitates emotional regulation.

My approach to school counseling is grounded in brain science, restorative practice, and trauma-informed care.

While some items on this list (uniforms, sanitary items, etc.) are designed to meet the basic needs of students, others (lighting, seating, manipulatives, etc.) are intended to provide a calming sensory experience. As simple as it seems, providing an escape from harsh lighting and stiff seating can make a world of difference for students who struggle to feel comfortable in the school environment. Similarly, a productive outlet for negative emotion can make all the difference for students whose unnamed feelings tend to manifest in physical forms.

By supporting this project, you will help create an environment where students' physiological, safety, and love/belonging needs are satisfied. No matter what they're experiencing, the Peace Room is a place students can go to find love and support.

Ms. Timmerman
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play Therapy Sand Tray Basic Portable Starter Kit with Tray, Sand, and Miniatures • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Rothco Military Web Belts (3 Pack), 54'' • Amazon Business $13.99 6 $83.94
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Bulk Lot of 2 Dozen World Stress Balls Earth Stress Relief Toys Therapeutic Educational Balls 24 Globe Squeeze 2 " Stress Balls • Amazon Business $13.97 3 $41.91
Sensory Chew Necklace Bundle - Silicone Chewies for Autism, Teething, ADHD , Biting, Oral Motor Chewy Stick/Tube Toy Jewelry for Boys, Girls, Kids, Adults - by SENSO MINDS (7 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.95 2 $37.90
Tampax Pearl Tampons with Plastic Applicator, Regular Absorbency, Unscented, 50 Count-Pack of 4 (200 Count Total) ( packaging may vary) • Amazon Business $37.08 1 $37.08
URPOWER 1000ml Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifiers Remote Control Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffusers Room Decor Running 20 Hours with Adjustable Mist Mode,Water-less Auto Shut-Off & 7 Color LED Lights • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Stress Relief Fidget Sensory Toys Set –10 Small Quiet Metal Antistress Fingers Rings For Men, Women, Adults, Teens & 5+ Children – Ideal For People With OCD, ADHD, ADD & Autism Sensory Desk Games • Amazon Business $10.80 3 $32.40
Snug Kids Earmuffs/Hearing Protectors - Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Yellow) • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
SANHO Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Large,9-12 Years Old, 56''LX28''W Orange • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Original Blue) • Amazon Business $14.75 2 $29.50
SANHO Dynamic Movement Sensory Body Sock - Updated Version, Wine red (Medium) • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders • Amazon Business $27.24 1 $27.24
Amazon Brand - Solimo Facial Tissues, 160 Tissues per Box (18 Flat Boxes) • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
Snug Kids Earmuffs/Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Purple) • Amazon Business $10.33 2 $20.66
SANHO Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox - Updated Version, Small, 3-5 Years, 40" L x 27" W, Yellow • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Degree Shower Clean Dry Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick, 0.5 oz (Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $19.69 1 $19.69
The Irish Fairy Door Company Interactive Worry Plaque • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Degree Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant 0.5 Ounce (Cool Rush, Pack of 18) • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
ArtNaturals Therapeutic-Grade Aromatherapy Essential Oil Set – (8 x 10ml) - 100% Pure of the Highest Quality Oils – Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Learning Resources Soft Foam Emoji Cubes, 4 Pieces • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Blue, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
ebba Lil Benny Phant, Grey Plush • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Coavas Window Film Non Adhesive Frosted Home Office Film Privacy Window Sticker Self Static Cling Vinly Glass Film for Bathroom Office Meeting Room Living Room (Matte White 17.7by78.7 Inch) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

Materials cost

$748.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$790.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.45

Total project goal

$929.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$929.64

13 Donors

-$652.00

Donations toward project cost

-$572.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.05

match offer

-$255.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$217.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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