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Ms. Mello from Whittier CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

BNMello's Autism Kinder Class

Help me give my students the best learning environment possible. With the aid of sensory seats, tools, and toys, my students will be ready to learn, have a calming aid when needed, and have a fun reward after working hard.

  • $609 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a class of smart and unique students. My class is full of divers abilities, interests, and goals. All of my students have characteristics of autism. This makes everyday fun and exciting. My students enjoy tactile manipulatives, sensory toys, and activities that activate their whole body. I also have some students that are completely non-verbal, some that use a few words, and some that do not speak at all. This make my job even more interesting as I get to be creative in my teaching methods.

My Project

These materials will make a difference for my students by assisting in their learning. My students will use the majority of the materials for sensory breaks. These breaks allow for my students to get their wiggles out and explore the environment with their senses. These breaks help them stay calm, focus, and process the world around them. Some students will use these materials to regulate their body, so they can sit still. Once ready to learn, the use of tactile instructional material makes learning a multi-sensory experience. This leads to the desire to learn and aids in retention.

With your help, together we can provide my students with a calming and educationally appropriate classroom.

Ms. Mello
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC764GR - Flex-Space Premium Wobble Chair - 14" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LC762GR - Flex-Space Premium Wobble Chair - 12" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
CA202 - Cuddly Puppy Weighted Lap Pad • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD384 - Soft & Washable Sensory Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FR263 - Feel & Roll Bumpy Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
DS296 - Mix & Match Sensory Spheres • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC528GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE258 - Tactile Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
EE259 - Tactile Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
STOTT PILATES 25 cm Air Balance Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $14.99 1 $14.99
LC356 - Word Building Magnetic Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$438.87

Vendor shipping charges

$1.50

State sales tax

$40.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$517.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.25

Total project goal

$608.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$608.36

9 Donors

-$408.36

Donations toward project cost

-$347.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.25

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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