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Mrs. Place from Manchester NH is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Busy Hands Make Quiet Minds.

Help me give my students opportunities to keep their hands busy so their minds can be available to learn.

  • $460 goal

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My Students

Do you know what is so special about the students I work with? EVERYTHING!!! I am a special education teacher in an inner city school with approx. 600 students in grades K-4. I case manage Kindergarten and provide special education instruction to students in grades K-3. Northwest Elementary School is an amazing place to be a student or a teacher. We are an inclusion school and welcome students with all abilities and differences to participate and be the best they can be.

My Project

Research shows that people learn and concentrate in many ways. Many adults are gum chewers, foot tappers, doodlers, etc. My students are not sure how they learn best and it's my job to help them figure that out. Many children are able to sit "criss-cross-apple-sauce" with hands on their laps to learn, however some children have a very difficult time listening and learning if they have to sit still. This can be very distracting for other students in the room as well. By providing my students with materials that keep their hands busy and provide sensory input, they are more available to learn and it helps other students around them learn too.

Mrs. Place
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fine Motor Skill Building Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $58.46 1 $58.46
Endless Possibilities Boinks Fidgets Teacher Pack, Assorted Colors (EPBFT20) • Staples $45.99 1 $45.99
Garden & Critters Sensory Bin • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 2 $44.92
CS453 - Mix Match Magnetic Construction Vehicles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
CA312 - Calming Cuddle Ball • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Gyrobi Fidgets - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.76 1 $28.76
Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
RR464 - Dough Bakery Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Sensory Playtivity Squishy Stuff Sensory Discs, 3/Pack (ELP866302) • Staples $19.99 1 $19.99
PP508 - Sensory Star Beanbags - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Zorbitz Zipper Bracelets • Staples $13.49 1 $13.49
Zorbitz Twiddle Focus Tool Green • Staples $6.39 1 $6.39
Zorbitz Twiddle Focus Tool Purple • Staples $6.39 1 $6.39
Zorbitz Twiddle Focus Tool Blue • Staples $6.39 1 $6.39
Zorbitz Fidget Putty Activity Set, Assorted Colors (ZOR2922) • Staples $4.79 1 $4.79

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