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Mrs. Polk from Malvern AR is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Special Room for a Special Class

My students need varying sensory items to assist them in processing their sensory needs. The swings are to provide vestibular movement and input for my students. The lights are to provide a calming environment for them.

  • $586 goal

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My Students

My students face each day with a new set of challenges. They face each day with attempting to process the world around them. We are a small school in rural Arkansas. My students range from Kindergarten to sixth grade. Our class is the self-contained classroom where each student has varying abilities that I strive each day to meet.

My goal is to create a sensory room that can be a place my students can go throughout the day to decompress and regroup so they can face the rest of the day.

This sensory room would allow my students to continue to develop and to be the best they can be as an individual. My students are eager to learn and grow when provided with opportunities that meet each of their varying needs.

My Project

The sensory room is a place that has the lights turned down, is quiet and allows the students to take necessary breaks throughout their day at school. Bright lights and loud sounds can be overwhelming for students with special needs. Sensory swings, sensory lights, sensory toys and soft flooring will allow them to reorganize their nervous system by receiving the sensory input that they need and crave.

The sensory room that is being created will be a place for present and future students to "escape".

The sensory room will provide a safe place for these students to "escape" when their minds and bodies are overwhelmed. Most importantly it provides each student with a place to learn to use their senses through hands-on experience.

Mrs. Polk
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SensoryMoon 3.9 ft Bubble Tube Floor Lamp w 10 Fish, 20 Color Remote and Tall Water Tower Tank is Best LED Aqua Night Light for Kids Bedroom, Autism or Fake Aquarium Column Stand for Living Room Decor • Amazon Business $119.00 1 $119.00
CHINLY 16W Remote RGBW fiber optic curtain light 300pcs 1.0mm flash point 9.8ft waterfall sensory light kit • Amazon Business $102.00 1 $102.00
Indoor Therapy Swing for Kids with Special Needs by Sensory4u (Hardware Included) Snuggle Swing | Cuddle Hammock for Children with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers | Great for Sensory Integration (Aqua Color) • Amazon Business $67.95 1 $67.95
Gamecraft Safety Guard Scooters (Blue) • Amazon Business $15.14 4 $60.56
Play Platoon 30" Flying Saucer Tree Swing - Blue, 400 lb Weight Capacity, Fully Assembled, Easy Setup • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Milliard Anti-Burst Peanut Ball Variety Pack - Approximate Sizes: Orange 23x12" (60x30cm) & Blue 31x15" (80x40cm) Physio Roll • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

Materials cost

$426.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$498.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.90

Total project goal

$585.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$585.98

6 Donors

-$527.33

Donations toward project cost

-$468.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.00

match offer

-$35.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$29.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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