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Ms. Campbell from Sacramento CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools to Regulate Our Brains

Help me give my students tools that will support them to regulate safely.

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard-working, resilient, and full of zest. They come to school wanting to learn despite challenges they face at home or in the community. They enjoy reading and math but they also enjoy learning about their brain and social emotional skills.

In the neighborhood I teach in, many of my students have been exposed to chronic stress or trauma in their young lives.

They are the most resilient children I have ever taught. School is their safe place.

My Project

This year, I was able to attend the Trauma Informed Schools Conference. I learned how chronic stress affects a child’s brain from before birth. I learned that children need to learn ways to regulate their brains so they can feel calm and safe. As teachers, we have lots of pressure to do well on state testing. However, at my school, we know that we first have to take care of the child's brain and emotions for learning to occur. We understand that what might be considered a misbehavior is really a student communicating to us that they are dysregulated.

With this project, I am asking for different tools that will encourage safe movement and an outlet for students when they are dysregulated.

Repetitive motor movement can be key in helping some students regulate. I am asking for tools that require repetitive movement as well as other tools to help students regulate safely. I am asking for are bike pedals, balance balls, a rocker, fidgets, and more. Each tool works in a different way and supports a different part of the brain. I will teach the tool and then allow students to use the tool to help him/her regulate so they can regain focus and open pathways for more learning.

Ms. Campbell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vaunn Medical Pedal Exerciser Chrome Frame (Fully Assembled Exercise Peddler, No Tools Required) • Amazon Business $42.99 3 $128.97
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $16.98 3 $50.94
Valor Fitness Wall Ball, 8 lb • Amazon Business $42.80 1 $42.80
Manimo Snake Weighted Animal, 1kg, Blue • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Mila Furniture Childrens Solid Wood Rocking Chair, White • Amazon Business $36.50 1 $36.50
Sootheze Dolphin - 2 lbs Weighted Lap Pad/Pillow for Kids - Microwavable Stuffed Animal - Great to Calm and Ground Children with Sensory Issues - Perfect for ADHD, Anxiety, Hyperactivity and more • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Sootheze Dolphin - 2 lbs Weighted Lap Pad/Pillow for Kids - Microwavable Stuffed Animal - Great to Calm and Ground Children with Sensory Issues - Perfect for ADHD, Anxiety, Hyperactivity and more • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Premium Quality Therapy Putty (4 Pack, 3-oz Each) for Hand Exercise: Variable Resistance Containers for Rehab Therapy and Stress Relief by Thera FlintRehab • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Chair Bands (3-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Mad Mattr - The Ultimate Brick Maker, Blue 2oz • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$420.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$495.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.48

Total project goal

$583.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$583.19

8 Donors

-$372.00

Donations toward project cost

-$316.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.80

match offer

-$211.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$179.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.68

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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