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Ms. Stewart from Florissant MO is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Behavorial Intervention to Keep Kids in Class!

Help me give my students items that will increase learning by calming them down. Thank you in advance!!

  • $599 goal

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My Students

Stewart’s Superheroes is a brand new addition to our elementary school in Hazelwood, Missouri; New Beginnings Disciplinary Alternative Education Program. This program will involve K-5th grade students.

New Beginnings is not an in-school suspension program.

It is a multi-faceted and multi-tiered approach to responding to and improving student behavior. Students work one-on-one with behavioral interventionists and instructional aides and meet frequently with a school counselor and social worker.

As a brand new program to the school and a previous kindergarten teacher, I am in desperate need of many items to help improve calmness, such as fidget/sensory toys, squishy balls, weighted blanket or lap pad, thinking putty, kinetic sand, beanbags or other forms of alternative seating. I feel I'm destined to help those affected by trauma and truly excited for this new journey. Anything and everything is truly appreciated!! Thank you in advance for reading about us!

My Project

These items will increase learning by calming behavioral distractions due to trauma. Trauma caused by lack of food, sleep, nurture, or even income. Trauma that causes misbehavior. My new classroom will teach the student how to change their reactions for the better of them and society!

Flexible seating allows students to move a bit while learning.

Sensory items are calming to high tense scenarios. A combination of these items, natural lighting and calming music have shown to increase learning and attention. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read our story!

Ms. Stewart
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA486DC FlexSpace 22 Balance Ball Seat Bundle Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $141.55 1 $141.55
CR126BU Wobble Chair 16 Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
CA202 Cuddly Puppy Weighted Lap Pad • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RE322 Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC511BU FlexSpace Wobble Cushion Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
SE722 Giant Sensory Mirror Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SE581 Rainbow Liquid Sensory Viewers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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