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Mrs. Saldana-Beene from Los Angeles CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Student, Learning Student!

Help me give my students calming fidget toys and materials to increase learning.

  • $175 goal

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My Students

My students are bright energetic 3-5 year old students with Speech or Language Impairments, Other Health Impairments, and Autism. About 96.6% of the students receive free or reduce-priced meals. Most of their goals are to attend during a teacher-led activity, use words to communicate wants and needs, use socially acceptable phrases/words while cooperatively interacting with peers.

Many of my students have a positive perception of school to the point that some dislike going home.

My goal is to give my students a five-star education. For this, we need help from donors like you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

My Project

The materials I am requesting will be used as soon as they arrive in the classroom. In the meantime, we are using little pieces of playdoh and movement breaks to calm students who get anxious with sounds, too many people, or excessive movements.

My students are noticeably more engaged in whole group and large group when given fidget toys and materials.

The marble fidget toy will enable my students with behavior support plans to remain engaged during whole group. The chair fidget band will enable these same students to be better engaged during small group rotations. Our students who need sensory breaks will be able to calm their bodies by using the dough builders, dinosaur STEM toy, or the scented putty.

Thank you for your considerations. Your donation makes a huge impact in our full inclusion classroom for ALL our students.

Mrs. Saldana-Beene
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 15 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colorations Creative Creatures Dough Builders, 260 Pieces, Body, Person, Eyes, for Kids, Screen-Free Play Time • Amazon Business $30.69 1 $30.69
Kick Bands Chair Fidget Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet - School & Classroom Chairs - Flexible Seating Rubber Band ADHD Sensory Fidgets - Kickbands by Solace (12-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Dinosaur Toys Take Apart Toys With Tools (218 pieces) - Pack of 6 Dinosaurs With 12 Tools And a Beautiful Container - Stem Toys for Boys & Girls Age 3 - 12 years old • Amazon Business $19.52 1 $19.52
Born2Calm ADHD Fidget Toys Stress and Anxiety Relief - Pack of 10 Silent Sensory Fidgets for Classroom as Figits Sensory Toys for Kids with Carrying Pouch, 2 Carabiners and Bonus Paperback Story • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
JA-RU Scented Putty Stress Relief Toys Therapy Putty Dough Yummerz (1 Chocolate) Kitchen Food Cloud Putty Whipped Soft Fluffy Smelling. Great Fidget Sensory Toys for Autistic Children. CH-5353-1p • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
JA-RU Scented Putty Stress Relief Toys Therapy Putty Dough Yummerz (1 Berry Bliss) Kitchen Food Cloud Putty Whipped Soft Fluffy Smelling. Great Fidget Sensory Toys for Autistic Children. BB-5353-1p • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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