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Dr. Cunnien from Winston GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ZEN DEN: A Safe Space to Regulate!

Help me give my students a safe space to regulate emotions and learn healthy coping skills!

  • $698 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a school counselor, I work with an amazingly diverse and spirited group of middle school students. While middle school can be difficult, I am always amazed by their resilience, vulnerability, and empathy for others amidst their own personal struggle.

Learning healthy coping skills is an important piece of growing up.

Together, we work hard to regulate our emotions and understand ourselves a little bit better. We practice naming our feelings and using inclusive language. We engage in brave conversations over coloring pages and Connect Four. We tackle conflicts through restorative conversations. We find ways to practice kindness when dealing with our friends and school community.

My Project

The goal of the Zen Den is to create an environment where ALL students feel safe and supported. Every item on this list has been carefully selected to create an experience that facilitates emotional regulation. Whether that is connecting over a board game or engaging with the sensory manipulatives, students need a safe space to regulate their emotions.

Providing an escape from harsh lighting and rigid seating can make a huge difference for students who struggle to feel comfortable in the school environment.

Similarly, a safe space for negative emotions can make all the difference for students whose feelings tend to manifest into negative behaviors.

Dr. Cunnien
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Milliard Crash Pad, Sensory Pad with Foam Blocks for Kids and Adults with Washable Cover (5 feet x 5 feet) • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00
Sandtray Play Therapy Basic Starter Kit - 85+ Pieces • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Kinetic Sand Sand In Motion , 11 lbs • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Unique Loom Estrella Collection Colorful Abstract Multi Round Rug (6' 0 x 6' 0) • Amazon Business $51.90 1 $51.90
Mpow Kids Ear Protection 2 Pack, NRR 25dB Noise Reduction, Hearing Protection for Kids, Toddler Ear Protection for Hunting Season, Shooting Range, Car Race, Traveling, with Carrying Bags • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Medium Sand Tray with Lid - 10 Liter • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Ultimate Aromatherapy Ultrasonic 300ml Diffuser & Top 10 Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils Set - 4 Timer & 7 Ambient Light Settings - Lavender • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Inhale Exhale 8x10 Inch Pair of Art Prints Feather Artwork Zen Wall Decor Blue and White - 2 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
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 2 $27.94
Magstonee 16"x16" Mermaid Pillow Case with magic mermaid sequin, Reversible Cushion Covers Sequins Dorm Room Decor for Sofa Comfy (Multi + Silver) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
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
Chess/Checkers/Backgammon Set • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58

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