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Mrs. Caraccio from Paterson NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Good Fidget= Focused Students

Help me give my students balance balls, bouncy balls, and non intrusive and constructive outlet for their sensory needs.

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a great class of students within the Paterson Public School system. All of my students happen to be on the autism spectrum. I am inspired every day by my students' enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. The look of pride on their faces when they master the skills they are learning is priceless. I love coming to work every day. I have truly been blessed to be able to share in my students' learning journey! They have proven capable of so much more than most people have given them credit for. With your support, the sky is truly the limit for my students.

My Project

Fidget toys are self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening. Research on fidgets shows that if movement can be directed, it can enhance learning.

By providing fidgets and sensory seating for my students, you can help channel their sensory seeking behavior into more focused and productive learning.

The fidgets and sensory seating you provide will help me create a classroom that meets the needs of my students who are looking for an outlet for their quest for movement and sensory input. Providing an accepted sensory outlet will reduce student stress, increase on task behavior, and provide a classroom that meets the needs of all of the students attending it.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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 $19.43 8 $155.44
(Set of 10) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands ,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by ,Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $24.88 2 $49.76
6-Pack of Monkey Stringy Balls (Latex-Free, BPA/Phthalate-Free) - Great Fidget / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
26 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$234.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$267.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.24

Total project goal

$314.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$314.93

9 Donors

-$314.22

Donations toward project cost

-$267.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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