My students live in a low-income area and resources for them are hard to come by. These students all have special needs and often get sensory overload in a classroom full of activity. Because of this, they need a place to go to relax and calm themselves so they can rejoin the classroom. Each student has a different way of calming their bodies and minds, so the sensory room has to be full of activities for all their diverse needs. For example, this project is to help put a fish tank in the sensory room. Just imagine how soothing a fish tank is! This room would serve students on the Autism spectrum, students with emotional disturbance, Down's Syndrome, multiple disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.
Our goal is to create an aquarium in our calming sensory room for our high school students with disabilities. We want to have a safe place where we can go when school is too overwhelming. Our hope is that many students will benefit from this room for many years to come.
The aquarium will add to our soothing atmosphere in our sensory room.
We will allow all students with disabilities to use this room to help them cope with school stressors. The room will have dim lights, peaceful music and lots of sensory items to help us to return to our class.
School can be a very overwhelming and confusing place. The calming room is important to us because it will give us a place to be while we calm ourselves and get ready to return to the classroom. Having fish in the room would be fantastic! This room solves the problem of not having anywhere to go when we are feeling overwhelmed. The school special ed program would really benefit from having this available for the students.
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