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Mrs. Smithman from Des Moines IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ADHD Support Tools

My students need fidget items, hand grips and exercise bands to help them focus, alleviate their extra energy, and develop their fine motor skills.

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work as a middle school literacy special education teacher in an urban school. I have students from all backgrounds and cultures. One thing that is consistent with all my students is that they all have learning disabilities or difficulties in some shape or form.

It is my personal goal to instill a lifelong love of learning into my students and to help them find ways to cope with having learning disabilities.

At the end of their year with me, it's my goal to have not only helped build their foundational skills but to have built their confidence with academics. All students CAN be successful, and my job is to teach that to my students.

My Project

I have many students who struggle with developing coping skills for their ADHD. I would like to increase the amount of tools and supports I can offer students, and that includes giving them a variety of options to try. My ultimate goal in my classroom is to allow my students to become as independent in their lives as possible, and that includes helping them learn what they need to be most successful in and out of classes.

We need fidget items, hand grips and exercise bands.

Not only will these tools helps my students focus in classes, but they will also allow some of my students to develop their fine motor skills in a way that is inclusive and fun.

Mrs. Smithman
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Friendly Swede Hand Grip Strengthening Stress Relief Therapy Squishy Balls - Set of 3 Finger Resistance Exercise Squeeze Eggs (Extra Small) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Benificer Hand Grip Finger Strengtheners Set of 3 Level Resistance Finger Stretcher & Gripper Strengthening Training Workout For Guitar Player, Rock Climbing Exerciser • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
Gentool Finger Resistance Bands Hand Stretcher Grip Fidget Strengthener Therapy Trainer Extension Bands Improve Dexterity - Thermoplastic Rubber Set of 3 - Arthritis Guitar Carpal Tunnel Exercise • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Clipboards (Set of 5) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
BeYumi Marble Fidget Toys (20 PCS) - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and Those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands with Instruction Guide, Carry Bag, EBook and Online Workout Videos, Set of 5 • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Anpole Fidget Bean Toy,5 Pack Squeeze-a-Bean Puchi Puti Mugen Edamame Keychain Keyring Extrusion Bean Pea Soybean Stress Relieving Chain Toys (5 pcs) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$103.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.03

Total project goal

$166.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.86

1 Donor

-$166.86

Donations toward project cost

-$141.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.03

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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