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Ms. Mukes from Memphis TN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Active Seating, Fidgets, and Weights for Special Needs Students

Help me give my students a balance ball chair, a Wobble chair, a weighted blanket, a weighted vest and a variety of fidget items for sensory processing needs for students with special needs.

  • $535 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our Pre-K students attend an inner-city school in Memphis, Tennessee. All students are identified as coming from low-income families. Our demographics consist of mostly African American and Hispanic students. Many Hispanic students are immigrants and are English Language Learners. All of the students are screened and identified as being at risk before becoming eligible for our class. The 20 students with the lowest screening scores are accepted into each class. Some have special needs--physical and/or academic.

All of the students come to school excited about learning and accomplish incredible progress academically, socially, and emotionally.

They don't let their economic disadvantages and/or physical or learning disabilities prevent them from learning. I am filled with awe every year at the enormous strides my students make toward becoming successful learners. Their delight in learning is an inspiration to me and gives me the determination to help them in any way I can.

My Project

Stability ball chairs provide my students, who have extra energy, the ability to squirm without falling out of the standard chair. Research shows that stability ball chairs improve focus, penmanship, and posture.

Wobble chairs will allow my students the opportunity to sit and do work while also getting the physical stimulation that they need.

Some of the students also have poor core strength. Wobble chairs will help them build the strength in their core that is in need of development.

Many students have that extra energy that they have trouble controlling. There are many solutions and I would like to try some of them with my students. A weighted blanket helps students with ADHD or autism relax during nap time. A weighted vest calms a student and can be worn throughout the day. A variety of simple fidgets can keep a student's attention during a quiet time or a transition.

Please help these students reach their potential by giving them resources that address their sensory needs. We thank you for your time and consideration.

Ms. Mukes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Blue • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Black - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.98 1 $62.98
YnM Weighted Blanket (5 lbs for Kids, 36''x48'') | 2.0 Heavy Blanket | 100% Cotton Material with Glass Beads • Amazon Business $61.00 1 $61.00
VEST WEIGHTED SOFT SMALL - BLUE • School Specialty $58.71 1 $58.71
PP183 - Count Up & Count Down Digital Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 1 $13.99
FIDGET FINGER SQUASH IT SET OF 6 • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
FIDGET CATERPINCH • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
DESK-ER-CISER • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
BALL TRANSPARENT YUCK-E-BALL • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
GEL E FIDGET • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51
ABILITATIONS YUCK-E-BALL • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
FIDGET BALL ARCTIC • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
FIDGET BALL RAINBOW • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
FIDGET BALL SAND • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
FIDGET WATER WIGGLIES JELLYFISH • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
BALL GEL COLOR MORPH • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
BALL DNA SQUISHY ASSORTED COLORS • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
FIDGET POPPIN PEEPERS MONKEY • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
TANGLE RELAX THERAPY • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
FIDGET POPPIN PEEPERS FROG • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
FIDGET POPPIN PEEPERS BRAIN • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
GLOVE SPIKEY GLOVE - 1 EA • School Specialty $3.76 1 $3.76
BALL REFLEX 6M • School Specialty $3.76 1 $3.76
FIDGET - STRETCH DINOSAURS SET OF 4 • School Specialty $2.83 1 $2.83
FIDGET - STRETCH SNAKES SET OF 5 • School Specialty $2.83 1 $2.83
FIDGET - STRETCH BUTTERFLIES SET OF 4 • School Specialty $2.83 1 $2.83

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