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Ms. Valdez from San Jose CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fewer Distractions, More Learning!

Help me give my students flexible seating options and fidgets to learn comfortably.

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a group of 20-second graders who are energetic, creative, and ambitious learners. They are a wonderful group of students who are hard working and motivated to excel in their academic growth. They all love to read and usually have their noses behind books!

Most of my students derive from low-income families and are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

More than half are English Learners and five are students with disabilities. Despite socioeconomic challenges, my students always enter the classroom with a smile on their face and are eager to learn.

For my students with special needs, it is necessary that they are provided with resources to support their sensory needs.

My Project

Students with sensory processing issues have trouble handling information that affects their senses- sound, touch, taste, smell, and sight.

Students who have sensory processing issues have a more difficult time engaging in learning and reaching academic goals .

During instructional lessons, my students encounter attention difficulties and have trouble remaining seated/ focused for long periods of time. By providing my students with additional flexible seating options, such as wobble cushions, they will be able to sit in their seat comfortably. The noise-cancelling headphones will be tremendously advantageous for my students who are sensitive to loud noises. They will be able to work pleasantly without being overwhelmed or distracted by volume. The fidgets will be used to promote comfortable movement for the students to help with focusing and calming their wiggles. All these resources will help my students feel more comfortable and engaged when learning.

My students are a wonderful group of children who are optimistic learners and will brighten anyone's day! Please help me in providing these students with the necessary resources to support their learning needs.

Ms. Valdez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Aqua Blue) • Amazon Business $13.95 7 $97.65
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34 cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $17.99 5 $89.95
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Kids and Adults,Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy-Perfect for ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack: Never Dries Out! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$249.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$306.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.00

Total project goal

$360.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$360.00

1 Donor

-$360.00

Donations toward project cost

-$306.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.00

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$0.00

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