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Mr. Cole from Shoreline WA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming My Senses

Help me give my students a sensory station with a rocking chair, Harkla Hug, vibrating pillows, and toys to keep them calm and focused.

  • $640 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend one of three special education classrooms for primary and intermediate students. These are “blended classrooms,” meaning that our special education students have several opportunities daily to work alongside their general education classmates. The general and special education teachers partner to implement lessons and activities appropriate for both groups when they are blended together.

We are broadening our students’ empathy, respect, responsibility, and acceptance of others within a diverse population​ while providing a challenging and appropriate education.

This cooperative and collaborative effort involves students, parents, and staff within the school community.

Blending allows for additional adult assistance for all students involved. Blending allows for flexible, student-centered learning. My students have a wide range of academic abilities and love being an active part of our school community.

My Project

My students with disabilities are hard workers and active learners. This project will help us to create a sensory space in our classroom to help our students self-regulate their senses. After our students finish their work schedule, they will be able to relax and calm their minds and bodies.

The Harkla Hug creates the perfect experience for kids downtime where they can relax and play in the sensory pea pod.

The rocking chair will be a great place to read a book and all of the massagers will give our students tools to better help them participate in lessons and group activities. Also, hand squeezes are always needed and the hand massage device will allow our students to be more independent with their sensory needs.

Mr. Cole
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Breo iPalm520s Electric Acupressure Hand Palm Massager with Air Pressure and Heat Compression for Fingers Coldness Strain and Numbness Relief (Basic Version) • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Harkla Hug (60 inches) - Inflatable Peapod for Children with Sensory Needs - Great Sensory Product for Ages 6 to 12 • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Haotian FST15-DG, Comfortable Relax Rocking Chair, Lounge Chair Relax Chair with Cotton Fabric Cushion • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Sedona 4-Speed Vibrating Massage Ball - Rechargeable Textured Foam Roller Muscle Tension Pain & Pressure Relieving Fitness Massaging Balls Myofascial Release For Hips Feet Arms Back Neck Waist - Black • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Massages your neck, shoulders and back Cat Huggable Massager • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Senseez Vibrating Sensory Cushion - Orange Circle Originals • Amazon Business $27.96 1 $27.96
Abilitations Jigglers Elephant and Gator Chewable Oral Facial Massager, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $20.30 1 $20.30
Energizer Rechargeable AA Batteries, NiMH, 2300 mAh, Pre-Charged, 8 count (Recharge Power Plus) • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Neck Massager Plane Travel Pillow - Vibrating Massaging Microbead Soft Contouring Sleeping Relaxing Pain Aid for Adults at Home, Office, Travel by Perfect Life Ideas • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Goldengulf Portable Mini Electric Body Vibrating Massage, Head Massager, Neck Massager, Chest Massager, Arm Massager, Leg Massager, Relieve Your Stress, Make Your Happy(Color May Vary) • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70

Materials cost

$465.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$40.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$543.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.92

Total project goal

$639.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$639.45

2 Donors

-$320.00

Donations toward project cost

-$272.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.00

match offer

-$319.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$271.53

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.92

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$0.00

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