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Ms. Alanis from Bakersfield CA is requesting flexible seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Corner in SPED

Help me give my students a hammock chair and small sensory fidget toys!

  • $241 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I teach at a special ed campus. All my students are 18-22-year-old young adults with a variety of intellectual, physical, and sensory impairments. I teach social skills, hygiene, community awareness, public safety, and so much more. I am preparing these young adults for life after our program. I work with each student individually to help them communicate and reach their personal goals and vision for their future.

All of my students participate in our community-based instruction and worksite as part of their education.

We also practice interviewing skills, job applications, cooking, cleaning, money, time, and functional and writing skills.

Most of my students are looking forward to moving out of their parent's homes to live with them with minimal support. Some of my students might join a group home, work in shelter employment, and being as independent as possible. They are learning how to socially be accepted in the community.

My Project

My students are in a self-contained program with significant academic, social, emotional, and functional needs. We specialize in teaching life skills to students with a variety of disabilities, including Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Down Syndrome, and physical impairment. We target these unique learning needs through specialized instruction and support.

This calming corner with a hammock and sensory fidgets toys is exactly what my students need.

Some of my students are really stressed out due to hearing all the updates on the news with covid. I feel like having a calming corner in my classroom would greatly benefit them. We are also having to stay in the classroom more often so having a relaxing corner for them would be perfect!

Ms. Alanis
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PIRNY Hammock Chair Stand, Include Hanging Indoor Swing,MAX Load 500 LBS, Heavy-Duty Steel Hammock Stand for Indoor Outdoor(White) • Amazon Business $119.00 1 $119.00
Small Fish Sensory Fidget Toy Set Bundle for Kids, Teens, and Adults, 52 Pcs Stress Relief and Anti Anxiety Kit with Bead Stress Balls, Squishy Animals, Stretchy Strings, Marble and Mesh, and More • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
6 Pack Pop Stress Balls Fidget Toy,3D Push Bubble Pop Fidget Toy for Its Autism/Autistic Stress Relief,Poppers Sensory Party Favors Ball Fidget Toys Set Gifts for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98

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