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Mrs. Humphries from Wichita KS is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Our Bodies to Stay Healthy

Help me give my students sensory integration items that they can use to calm themselves, allowing more time to be spent on academic learning.

  • $356 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students are amazing! Many of them have persevered through the challenging situations that life has thrown at them. They are truly my heroes! Our school is a therapeutic school for special needs students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Students typically attend our school due to challenging behaviors in general education buildings. These behaviors are often physically or verbally aggressive, either towards staff members and/or students and themselves.

Most students that come to our school have typically experienced traumatic events in their lives and/or suffer from mental health disabilities.

The goal of our school is to determine effective interventions so that students can transition back to their general education settings.

My Project

Our students are amazing! Some times they struggle with emotional regulation and communicating how they are feeling. To assist them with these needs, our school has created a sensory room. The goal of a sensory room is not only to provide students with a calm and safe location, but to provide prescribed sensory activities that allow students to learn to manage their minds and bodies in a peaceful and relaxed manner.

This project will provide our students with more options to calm their minds and bodies while meeting their sensory needs.

Items such as the balance boards, etch a sketch, and infinity mirrors will be in our sensory room, so that all student at our school can access the items when they are needed. These items will stimulate multiple senses allowing for students to be present and able to use their bodies effectively in their environment.

Mrs. Humphries
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Professional Wooden Balance Board, Rocker Board, 17.5" Wood Standing Desk Accessory, Balancing Trainer for Exercise | Anti-Slip Surface & Roller | Improve Core Strength, Stability | AB Fitness Board • Amazon Business $45.00 2 $90.00
Haotian KMB16-J,Children's Compact Rocking Hammock with with Wood Frame and Cotton Fabric - Reading, Hammock with Printed Carry Bag • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
Tactile Turn-n-Match • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.96 1 $44.96
Infinity Light - Decor Lighting • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Etch A Sketch - Classic - Red • Amazon Business $15.60 1 $15.60

Materials cost

$244.50

Vendor shipping charges

$6.74

State sales tax

$17.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$302.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.32

Total project goal

$355.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$355.47

3 Donors

-$240.00

Donations toward project cost

-$204.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.25

match offer

-$114.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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