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Mrs. Sheeder from Kansas City MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are the Lions, Help Me Roar!

Help me give my students get calming items to play with when they are upset and need to regain their composure.

  • $222 goal

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My Students

My students are very sweet and hard-working. They come from homes that do not have much. Most of my students come from homes that have single mothers raising them. These single mothers usually work several part-time jobs to get by. Most of these students come to school at 6:30 a.m. for the before-school program and stay until about 5:30 p.m. They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner at school.

Even though these students have tough challenges in their lives, they still make the most of their day and put forth their best effort.

They truly want to excel in school and in life. These students deserve to have all the opportunities that others have despite their daily challenges.

My Project

The stuffed toys, glitter sticks, squishy items, and stress balls will make a difference with my students' learning. My students will be able to calm themselves by playing with stress relief items. When my students get upset, they will go to the calming corner.

My students will be able to go to the calming corner and read some books, play with calming toys and just relax.

By allowing my students to get an opportunity to relax in the calming corner, they will to be able to focus on their academics once they compose themselves.

My students would be able to control their emotions while relaxing and playing with some calming items.

Mrs. Sheeder
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Playlearn Glitter Wand, Magic Wonder Tube - for Kids, Teachers, Therapists, Sensory Room, Classroom, Autistic, ADHD, SPD. Medium Size. 4 Different Multicolored Tubes. 6 Inch • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
OuMuaMua 6pcs Jungle Animal Plush Toys Stuffed Animals Set - 4.8 Inch Cute Small Zoo Animals Plush Keychains for Kids Animal Themed Parties,Kindergarten Fun, Teacher Student Achievement Award • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
YoYa Toys DNA Wildlife Panda Stress Ball 3-Pack - Stimulating, Calming Sensory Squishy Balls for Kids and Adults - Squishies for Autism, ADHD and Quitting Bad Habits - Durable and Non-Toxic • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Fun Express Farm Animal Relaxable Balls (1 Dozen) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
ebba Loppy Giraffe Plush • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Learning Resources Soft Foam Emoji Cubes, 4 Pieces • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Satkago 25 Pcs Mochi Squishies Toys, Party Favors for Kids Boy Girl Mini Mochi Squishys Kawaii Squishies Cat Stress Reliever Toys • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
I Thought I Saw a Lion! • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
When Your Lion Needs a Bath • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
How Do Lions Say I Love You? (Little Golden Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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