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Ms. Tisdell from Holyoke MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Sensory Informed Classroom for Ms. Tisdell's Third Graders

Help me give my students flexible seating and sensory fidget toys so that my scholars will be able to self-regulate and learn to the best of their ability.

  • $338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing children who are eager to learn and we do not have enough resources to help them thrive in the way that they need and deserve. They come to school ready to get the best education they deserve with academic and emotional challenges. They are some of the most kind, inquisitive, creative and hard working students in The Holyoke Community. Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly. I am so very thankful to be these student's teacher and I look forward to watching them grow in the learning environment that they deserve.

My Project

Every one of my students are unique and special in their own way. Most of my students come from low income families where resources are limited and some may have experienced trauma in their lives. Their first reactions when faced with challenges are fight or flight. If given the tools to help self regulate their bodies to learn my scholars will be able to succeed and excel. Noise cancelling headphones will help the students who are sensitive to loud sounds focus on their work better. Fidget seats and gadgets will help the students who have trouble sitting still, stay in their seats for longer periods of time. Please help to create a safe, nurturing environment where all of my students feel that they can succeed to the best of their ability with tools that will help them to excel.

Ms. Tisdell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mpow 068 Kids Ear Protection Safety Ear Muffs, NRR 25dB Noise Reduction Hearing Protection for Kids, Toddler Ear Protection for Shooting Range Hunting Season for Kids Toddlers Children (Blue) • Amazon Business $11.49 8 $91.92
Therapist’s Choice Inflated Air-Filled Stability Balance Disc-Blue • Amazon Business $12.99 6 $77.94
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $15.98 2 $31.96
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.47 2 $16.94
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Cevinee Extra Strong Fidget Toys (12 pack / 6 color) Sensory Fidgets - Release Anxiety and Stress, Improve Concentration - #1 ADHD Therapist Recommended for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Enthur Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys Build Resistance Squeeze Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms 12 Pack (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

Materials cost

$252.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$286.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.56

Total project goal

$337.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$337.05

2 Donors

-$287.05

Donations toward project cost

-$243.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.06

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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