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Mrs. Kulenkamp from Carlinville IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calming Sensory Friendly Classroom

My students need the light filters, fidgets and rubber bands to help create a calming classroom atmosphere.

  • $183 goal

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My Students

My students are part of my school family! We work everyday to learn to be respectful and tolerant of others. My school family is in a rural community with 52.6% of students on the free and reduced lunch program. The class's academic needs includes special needs.

I offer sensory support to all students not only to the students who need it.

I am always looking for ways to help all learners meet their sensory needs. Some need slant boards to write, fidget bands on their chairs, fidgets to use to keep their hands busy, or ball seats for movement. I have taught first grade for over 20 years and have found that if I can help the child meet their sensory needs, everyone has a better day.

My Project

The materials and supplies requested are needed to keep my classroom sensory friendly. The light filters will soften the florescent lights overhead. The classroom lights are turned off and on throughout the day to accommodate student needs. The light filters over the student desk area will decrease eye strain. The rubber bands will be stretched over the chair legs to create a way for students to wrap their feet in to get a rocking feeling without rocking back and forth in their chairs which is safer!

Sensory breaks are provided with fidget opportunities to meet the needs of the students.

Some students find squeezing, pulling, or wiggling calming. These new fidgets will offer safe calming activities.

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

This project will reach 19 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grifiti Band Joes 12" 10 Assorted Pack Heat Cold UV Chemical Resistant Books, Board Game Boxes, Puzzles, Art, Cooking, Wrapping, Exercise, MacBooks, Bag Wraps, Rubber and bungie • Amazon Business $17.08 2 $34.16
PETE THE CAT LIGHT FILTERS - SET OF 3 • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
FUN FIDGET! SET OF 5 • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
CUSHION SIT 8 INCH BITTY BOTTOMS BLUE • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
RAPPER SNAPPER LARGE, SET OF 15 • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28

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