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Mrs. Phillips from Ballwin MO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Fidgets

My students need fidgets to help them control their impulses and keep their bodies moving.

  • $174 goal

This project expired on January 8, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my classroom begins with laughter. Whether it's conga lining on our way to the library, to chanting the helping verb song to earn a class reward, to our quiet signal where I shout "MIZ" and the students answer "ZOU," I make sure they know we are a family.

My students are good-natured kids.

Our school spends a great deal of time teaching the kids about what it means to be a good person in the world. We talk about accepting everyone and their differences, whether its looks, learning disabilities, etc. A lot of my kids have various learning hurdles to overcome. We have a larger group of kids this year in 6th grade, so our class sizes are bigger. We also have a lot of kids who struggle with ADHD, and with the bigger class sizes, we sometimes have trouble with our impulses and our energy levels.

My Project

Fidgets are small toys that keep the kids moving when trying to focus. They help kids keep their hands and bodies moving so that they can pay attention to the lessons that may be going on without disrupting any of their peers. Students focus on themselves, versus trying to get negative attention from their peers. Fidgets help the kids focus on their own success, rather than the distractions that are constantly happening around them. Students, regardless of an ADHD diagnosis, take control of their own bodies. Currently, I have stress balls in my classroom, but I'm finding that these are often too tempting and the kids get in trouble for throwing them. I think it's important to teach kids strategies that can help them weave through their lives and educational careers. It gives them a sense of control over their bodies. These fidgets Stress Balls and Squeeze Toys or Fidget Pencil Toppers that I'm asking for allow the kids to still be themselves and move throughout the day without being disruptive to other students in the room.

My hope is that I can teach my students that their learning disabilities won't get in their way.

I want them to know that there are strategies and tools that they can use to help them control their impulses and to help them focus. I want them to not only be aware of the strategies that are out there but also recognize when they are needing one, when they notice that they are getting off task, etc.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Mini Tin Complete Bundle Gift Set - 8 Pack • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Fidget Pencil Toppers on Pencil (Wing Nuts and Nutsn Bolts Only, Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Stress Balls and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment (12 Pack) Stress Relax Toy Balls, Puffer Ball Assortment • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Bouncy Bands for Chairs • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Original Bouncy Bands for Desks • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Set of 3! Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$115.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.04

Total project goal

$173.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.58

4 Donors

-$173.58

Donations toward project cost

-$147.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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