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Mrs. Vawter from Farmington IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Farmington Sensory Room

Help me give my students new sensory tools to use in the sensory room. The compartment shelf would be perfect for toy storage. The weighted lap pad would be a great benefit for most of the students.

  • $334 goal

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My Students

I work with special education students who have sensory needs and would benefit greatly from the use of our new sensory room. My students need a quiet place where they can relieve stress, anger, and any other feelings from the day. My kids enjoy playing with fidgets, laying in bean bags for relaxing, swinging, and even just having a quiet place to mellow out. I want this Sensory Room to be a safe place for my students to open up and be themselves.

My Project

Farmington Central DIST. 265 has made room for a new Sensory Room this year in the Junior High. The sensory room is home to many students k-12. Students use the room daily to calm down, take a break and relax. Sensory play is actually a very important part of a students day. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain's pathways, which lead to a child's ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. Not only is it great for the brain, it's beneficial to some students because they need a therapeutic space with a variety of equipment that provides them with personalized sensory input. Having a sensory space helps these children calm and focus themselves so they can be better prepared for learning and interacting with others.

Mrs. Vawter
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids 5 pounds - Great Weighted Lap Blanket for Kids with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder - Classroom and Special Education Supplies • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
AmazonBasics Kids Toy Storage Organizer Bins - Natural/Primary • Amazon Business $40.91 1 $40.91
Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper with Handles, Plastic Concave Balance Board for Children, Green • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
DSTARDI Premium Sensory Sock, Updated Version (Green, M(50"L-24"W)) • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Limited Edition 18 Piece Set Building & Construction for Ages 3 to 7 • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
KELZ KIDZ Quality & Durable Medium (2.5 Inch) Spiky Mesh Squishy Balls with Exclusive Sewn Mesh! (Multi, 4 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Dr.meter Kids Noise Reduction Earmuffs with 27 NRR Hearing Protection Earmuffs for Shooting Sleeping and Studying, Green-2 Packs • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set Toy, 4 Classic Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Liquid Motion Bubbler Set (Variety 3-Pack) The #1 Sensory Relief Fidget Toys Water Bubbler & Liquid Timer for Autistic Children & Sensory Kids + Spiral Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Trooer 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Sensory Stress Balls Fun Toys, Rainbow Pom Bouncy Squishy Balls Colorful Fidgets Toys • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fidget Pop Tube Toys for Kids and Adults 6 Pack, Pipe Sensory Tools for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Cool Bendable Multi-Color Stimming Toys Great as Gift, Party Favors, and Prizes for Fidgeters • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Toysmith Pin Art (Black Frame 3.75-Inch x 5-Inch) • Amazon Business $8.51 1 $8.51

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