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Mrs. Parker from Bloomington MN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Fidgets to Focus

Help me give my students visual and tactile items for our calming corner such as a gel pad with balls, kinetic sand and therapy putty.

  • $156 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have an awesome second-grade class. They have positive attitudes and are eager to learn. From learning support students to English language learners, I am here to teach them all and give my students the best education.

My students are special because they are curious, loving, bright, and determined little seven and eight year olds that want to make a difference someday in the world.

We are a Title I school and a very diverse school. My school is classified as a high-poverty school, with many students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. My students have a wide variety of abilities, interests, and challenges.

Our school is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) community working together to create a positive, academic, and social experience for all learners to SOAR (Success, Optimism, Accountability, Respect).

My Project

I have requested items for our classroom calming corner. The most important thing about this calming corner is the choice to go and have a moment to reflect.

Through the use of the fidget tools, they will develop their ability to independently regulate their emotions.

The Gel Pad with 3 Balls is designed to calm agitation by providing an activity accompanied with visual and tactile stimulation, liquid timers, therapy putty, and kinetic sand will enable the students to choose a strategy that works for them to self-regulate. When the students are feeling calm, relaxed, and in control only then are they ready to learn.

Mrs. Parker
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Skil-Care 912440 Gel Pad with 3 Balls • Amazon Business $24.47 1 $24.47
BESTOMZ 4 Pack Liquid Motion Timer Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidgeting, Captivating Distraction • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Vive Therapy Putty (3-oz each) - For Finger, Hand and Grip Strength Exercises - Extra Soft, Soft, Medium and Firm Resistance Kit - Theraputty for Occupational and Physical Therapy. (1-Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
BeYumi Marble Fidget Toys (20 PCS) - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and Those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$100.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$132.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.33

Total project goal

$155.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$155.55

2 Donors

-$52.00

Donations toward project cost

-$44.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.80

match offer

-$103.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$88.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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