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Mrs. Landowski from Santa Ana CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Essentials for Special Kids

Help me give my students basic yoga mats to let their creativity flow in P.E. to develop their gross motor skills. The pencil grips will help my students work on their fine motor skills.

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with the most awesome kids that have special needs. I love how excited they get when they learn new concepts. The children at the school live in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the county.

We need school supplies to achieve our goal of supporting all learners at our school.

We sometimes run short on the classroom essentials that make it difficult for students to learn.

When they get a new school supply, you can see their eyes light up like Christmas! It is the best feeling ever since getting the necessary supplies is difficult for a lot of the families and any help that is given is absolutely cherished by our students, families, and teachers.

My Project

This project will support kids with their fine (small) motor skills and gross (large) motor skills.

Many of my wonderful students struggle to write with regular pencils.

The special rubbery grip helps them master the three finger hold of pencils. It works by making an easier surface to hold and manipulate. This helps them write neatly and give their hands support with using the proper finger placement.

In addition to the fine motor skills such as writing, my students struggle with large/gross motor skills. Such large muscle skills include running, jumping, and kicking a ball. We want to work on their stability, balance, and strength. The kids and I would love to try yoga during P.E. time. The mats would make it much more comfortable for the kids. With the strength and balance they will gain, it will help them participate with their peers in sports during recess and overall coordination.

Mrs. Landowski
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sunny Health & Fitness Yoga Mat (Blue) - NO. 031-B • Staples Advantage $13.79 8 $110.32
The Pencil Grip The Bumpy Pencil Grips, Assorted, 12/Pack (TPG12012) • Quill.com $20.51 4 $82.04

Materials cost

$192.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$242.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.86

Total project goal

$285.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.71

1 Donor

-$159.48

Donations toward project cost

-$151.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.10

match offer

-$107.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$91.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.61

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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