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Ms. Gutierrez-Crowley from Worcester MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging the Mind and Body

My students need flexible seating like a stand up desk and a bean bag, in addition to the other materials which will be used as fidgeting or calming devices for students with social emotional disabilities.

  • $970 goal

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My Students

I work with about 15 students with social emotional disabilities in a general ed setting. They are 7th and 8th graders with a range of academic and social abilities and needs.

Our inspiration station could be so much more.

We have ferns, our fish Saphire, Floam, mind puzzles, and fancy coloring books, but they're becoming a little stale. We're trying to accumulate diverse materials our diverse students can choose from to engage their bodies while they engage their minds.

My Project

My students are in a general education school, but are in a program for students with social emotional disabilities. This is the only type of program in our school system servicing students who are academically diverse to the extent of being non-readers to above grade level. In addition, behaviorally, our students may be able to work themselves into the partial or full-inclusion setting, or they may need to be out placed at an alternative setting. These materials, such as the alpha better stand up desk with swinging footrest and the bean bag chair, will allow us to offer more diverse seating. All the fidget materials, such as the shape shifters, kick bands bouncy chair fidget bands, sensory balls, and foam modeling material, will be used to offer different types of stimulation or calming materials as students need. Some, like the weighted pillows, are items students have requested that may indeed help them or future students. We'd like to offer as many options as we can to help our students achieve success in the regular school setting.

Ms. Gutierrez-Crowley
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 1201BE Alphabetter Stand-Up Desk with Swinging Footrest Bar, 28" x 20" Standard Top, Black Frame/Beige Top • Amazon Business $218.84 1 $218.84
Bean Bag Chair 5' With 29 Cubic Feet of Premium Foam inside a Protective Liner Plus Removable Machine Wash Microfiber Cover by Cozy Sack • Amazon Business $125.00 1 $125.00
PILLOW SENSORY SNUGGLE (LARGE) • School Specialty $88.03 1 $88.03
SHAPESHIFTERS - SET OF 6 • School Specialty $70.99 1 $70.99
SENSORY BALLS - SET OF 9 • School Specialty $43.52 1 $43.52
COZY SHADE 24 INCH X 54 INCH PURPLE PACK OF 4 • School Specialty $34.07 1 $34.07
FOAM MODELING .35 OZ EACH SET OF 36 • School Specialty $28.75 1 $28.75
SHOULDER SNAKE, LARGE • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
MIRRORS ME MIRRORS SET OF 6 • School Specialty $26.48 1 $26.48
SENSORY BAR DESK BUDDY • School Specialty $7.59 2 $15.18
FIDGET CATERPINCH • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
COLOR DROPS ZIG ZAG • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
COLOR MIX • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
WIKKI STIX PRIMARY COLORS SET OF 48 • School Specialty $6.31 1 $6.31
COLOR CHANGING CRYSTAL LAMP • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67

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