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Mrs. Marvin from Ridgeland WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Busy Hands-Engaged Minds

Help me give my students a variety of calming sensory tools to increase their focus and ability to learn.

  • $345 goal

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My Students

My Kindergarten kiddos come into school each day, excited to be here! The kiddos are full of energy and love hands-on​ exploration and learning. Their excitement for learning energizes my excitement for teaching.

Many of the students in our little rural school come from struggling households - whether it be trauma, low-income household, or lack of education and/or opportunities.

I want to provide everything they need to learn at their best potential. There is never a time in their life that they will learn at such a rapid rate as they do in their early childhood years.

My Project

I want to have a Sensory Tool Kit available for all students to access when needed. Sensory tools help children become available and ready to learn. The tools promote engagement, participation, and focus. All kids big and small can benefit from a sensory tool (or 2...or 3). With the limited sensory tools available to me currently, I have seen them make a big difference in student's learning. But, I am not able to reach everyone's needs.

The Sensory Tool Kit will promote self-regulation, relaxation, and a focused mind for everyone.

Not all students have the same sensory needs, so a variety of options is needed to reach everyone. I have chosen visual sensory tools like the ooze timers, tactile sensory tools like the spiky DNA balls, kinesthetic tools like the resistance chair bands, and calming sensory tools like the weighted stuffed lizard to sit with and feel relaxed.

When it is feeling difficult to focus, the students could grab a sensory tool of their choice to help them engage in their learning. Maybe the child just needs to fidget with something, squeeze something, or just simply have some weight in their lap to focus on their learning. What their body and mind need, they can get!

Thank you for your consideration!

Mrs. Marvin
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Manimo Lizard Weighted Animal, 2kg, Blue • Amazon Business $43.14 1 $43.14
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $25.87 1 $25.87
VOSS Artesian Still Water, 500 ml Plastic Bottles (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Playlearn Sensory Ooze Tube Liquid Timers 3 Pack - 3 Colors 3 Speeds • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MindWare Sensory Genius Sensy Band • Amazon Business $9.61 2 $19.22
Toysmith Mini Handheld Water Arcade Games Basketball & Fish Food Party Set Bundle - 6 Pack (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $16.77 1 $16.77
BESTOMZ 3 Pack Liquid Motion Timer Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
YoYa Toys Spiky DNA LED Ball [3-Pack] | Stimulating & Calming Sensory Squishy Balls for Kids & Adults | Spike Squishies for Autism, Fidgeting, ADHD & Quitting Bad Habits | Non-Toxic Rubber • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Aqua Blue) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
YoYa Toys Squishy Mesh Stress Balls 3 Pack - Non Toxic Rubber Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress & Anxiety Relief, Enhanced Blood Circulation, Special Needs, Autism & Disorders - 2.4 Inches Size • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Therapist’s Choice Inflated Air-Filled Stability Balance Disc-Blue • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
PROLOSO Egg Splat Ball Squishy Toys - Stress Relief Eggs Yolk Balls for Children & Adults • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys, Stress Balls with Rainbow Pom Ball, Colorful Bouncy Ball / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Big Mo's Toys Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy for Sensory Play - Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Fidget Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, Assorted Colors, One Piece • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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