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Ms. Quintana from Portland OR is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Validate Our Senses: Healthy Seating and Scents for Learners

Help me give my students two flexible seating options, fidget bands to help with focus, an essential oil diffuser, and a variety of essential oils to help students regulate their emotions and find peace at school.

  • $178 goal

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My Students

Our school community places the well being of each member at the forefront of every effort. Students love to come to school and learn regardless of their background or home life.

We emphasize the value of mindfulness each day, and in doing so, students and staff are kind, thoughtful, and focused; it is truly a revolutionary model that has brought together a community from all walks of life.

Despite some growing up difficult situations and stressful home lives, all students persevere through any task. By explicitly teaching my students about the growth mindset, the power of mindfulness, and the importance of grit, I have seen a transformational change in my classroom. I teach students to believe that, "When the work is harder, you get smarter," and "Confusion is the first step to learning." Students went from saying, "I can't," "I'm bad at math," and "This is too hard for me," to saying, "I can do this, I need more time," and "I can't do this, yet, will you show me again."

My Project

The Kick Bands Chairs and Surf Portable Lap Desk will help to provide students with comfortable, flexible seating so that students can find places where they are comfortable to work independently as well as an oil diffuser that will help to provide positive sensory stimulation to students as they learn and study. Freedom of choice is very important in students' education and by being able to choose their own position in the classroom, students will be more engaged and have deeper feelings of ownership over their learning. Aromatherapy has also been proven to have positive effects on students to help them relax, focus, and feel peace in school. The variety of essential oils will enable me to use aromatherapy properly depending on student needs throughout the day.

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

This project will reach 28 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Black • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Kick Bands Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
ASAKUKI 500ml Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser, 5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Vaporizer Humidifier, Timer and Auto-Off Safety Switch, 7 LED Light Colors • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Aromatherapy Top 8 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Basic Sampler essential oil gift set 8/10ml (lavender, sweet orange, peppermint, lemongrass, tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon, frankincense) • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85

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