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Ms. Keith from Baltimore MD is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A more Comfortable Art Room for Neurodiverse Learners

Help me give my students an easier time controlling their fidgets in the classroom with chair bands and wobble seats.

  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school serves a low-income, urban school community in Baltimore City. I have an amazing group of students and a dedicated staff that strives to achieve very high academic goals. Our school works hard in developing strong math, reading and writing skills.

In the art room, I strive to create integrated lessons that incorporate knowledge from core academic classes.

In keeping with the high standards for our students, I work to have ongoing development of our arts program. The arts help children achieve academically in many ways by teaching planning and preparation, following directions, thinking outside the box and developing creativity and executing skills.

My Project

Students with neurodiversity often have a more difficult time adjusting to the classroom. Their need to be still and deal with the noise (and also not make noise) can be challenging and often receives negative feedback.

By making the classroom more accommodating, the students will have more fun, increase learning and be less stressed by strict classroom norms.

Giving kids outlets for their energy and need to move and also regulate the sound level in the classroom will help them enjoy art more. They will have less negative corrections directed toward them and feel better about themselves.

These products are specifically designed to provide stimulation and reduce external noise, so students can concentrate and make more art.

Ms. Keith
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kick Bands Chair Fidget Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet - School & Classroom Chairs - Flexible Seating Rubber Band ADHD Sensory Fidgets - Kickbands by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Snug Kids Earmuffs/Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Green) • Amazon Business $13.95 4 $55.80
Black Mountain Products Exercise Balance Stability Disc with Hand Pump, Purple • Amazon Business $12.21 4 $48.84
Pencil Finger Fidget Toppers with Pencils (Assorted Styles) (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $18.39 1 $18.39
Original Bouncy Bands - Elementary School Chairs (Blue) –Educational Tool that Helps Kids Actively Learn and Stay Engaged • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00

Materials cost

$194.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$238.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.10

Total project goal

$280.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.66

1 Donor

-$141.00

Donations toward project cost

-$119.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.15

match offer

-$139.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$118.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.95

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$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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