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Ms. Hodgen from Stephenville TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Choices, Choices and More Choices!! Flexibility in the Classroom!

My students need items to help regulate and increase their sensitivity to overstimulation and flexible seating options to increase the ability to pay attention and meet their gross motor needs at the same time.

  • $657 goal

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My Students

My students are enrolled in a program called Life Skills, where they learn functional communication skills as well as functional academic skills like counting, adding, language structure, word identification, reading, and sharing space with others. The students are also taught job skills for the workforce.

My student’s needs are widely varied; therefore, our educational focus and is always changing per student.

The consistent skills we always focus on is communication and self-regulation, as all of our students are in need.

My students love to be included in activities that foster socialization and togetherness. They love the atmosphere of the pep rallies, assemblies and classroom activities.

“When you stop focusing on one’s disability, and foster their ability, amazing things are bound to happen. Now that’s a lesson we can all learn from.” - unknown

My Project

Flexible seating and sensory items allow students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Making sure students are comfortable is an essential component in motivating them. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given a choice in their seating. They almost always make good choices about where they sit, are more engaged, and get more work completed than when they are just sitting at their desk.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices.

The wobble stools are adjustable and will allow students to sit at desk/higher tables but will still allow some movement. These will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. They can also be used as an alternative chair if needed!

The standing work station helps to give the students a chance to stretch and become more involved in the project or task they are working on. Students benefit greatly from the use of sensory items such as fidgets, when the students are given proper guidelines and expectations when using them.

Ms. Hodgen
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mount-It! Mobile Stand Up Desk/Height Adjustable Computer Work Station Rolling Presentation Cart (MI-7940B) • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Z-Line Designs Caelen Multi-Use Standing Desk, Black • Amazon Business $107.26 1 $107.26
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 18" H, Blue, LNT-3046-18BL • Amazon Business $56.04 1 $56.04
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 18" H, Navy, LNT-3046-18NV • Amazon Business $52.93 1 $52.93
Wiggle Seat Inflatable Sensory Chair Cushion for Kids - Black • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
The Pencil Grip Crossover Grip Metallic Ergonomic Writing Aid for Righties and Lefties, 12 Count Assorted Colors (TPG-17712L) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
SpringFly 16 Pack Fidget Toys Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Bike Chain,Liquid Motion Timer,Rainbow Magic Sensory Ball and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
The Original Magic Sequin Fidget Pillow - Royal Blue & Silver Circle - Fidget Toy for Relaxing Therapy Increase Focus for Adults and Children Helps with stress ADHD ADD Autism by Little Monkey 8C • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Original Fidget - Blue, Green & Black Circle Sequin Pillow Fidget Toy for Sensory Therapy to Relieve Stress and Increase Focus for Adults and Kids. Helps with ADHD ADD Autism by Little Monkey- 3C • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Chewable Brick Pencil Toppers (4 Pack), Special Needs Sensory Motor Aid, Made from BPA-Free Natural Food-Grade Silicone • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
BEIGUO Stress Balls Set of 12 Soft Atomic Balls Stress Balls For Children Adults • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17
Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack: Never Dries Out! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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