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Mrs. Coon from Troy NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidget Our Way to Learning!

My students need access to noise reducing headphones, chair pillows and other sensory stimulating items to help them calm their bodies so that their brains can be open to learning in the classroom.

  • $220 goal

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My Students

Many of my 8th graders have experienced poverty in their lives and have difficulty coming to school. My class serves many students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities.

They work very hard each day in school despite a range of disabilities that make everyday learning a bit of a struggle compared to their school aged peers.

With the support of materials to support their disabilities, they will be much more successful during their school day!

My Project

Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. During independent work times they choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Currently my students are choosing to work in a variety of locations in our room such as: at different tables, sitting under tables with clip boards, or sitting or laying on the floor with a clip board. Making sure students are comfortable in their own skin is an essential need for students who have challenges in learning.

My special education students are noticeably more engaged in their work and more focused on their tasks than on calming their bodies.

The products that I have selected will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. The chair pillows will help students sit comfortably on the floor and allow them to use laptop tables to work on. The various fidget tools will be extremely beneficial for some students that just need to get the wiggles out. The noise reducing headphones will provide some much needed quiet time to help them work within their own comfort zone.

I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Mrs. Coon
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ZIRAKI Large Plush Shredded Foam Reading And TV Relax Pillow - Perfect for Adults, Teens, and Kids - For Bed Rest, Arm, Back, Pregnancy Lumbar & Head Neck Coccyx Lower Back Support Cushion • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
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 (Green) • Amazon Business $11.19 5 $55.95
Fi-gent EDsports 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Stress Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer and Strechy Strings Toys Value Assortment-Stress Relax Toys for ADD/ADHD Kids Adults • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
TopElek Reading Light, 7 LED Book Light with 9-Level Warm/Cool White Brightness, USB Rechargeable, Eye Care Lamp with Power Indicator, Perfect for Bookworms, Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Classics 12-Pack Extreme Gel Pencil Grips, Assorted Colors and Shapes, 1.3-Inch Long (TPG-16512) • Amazon Business $3.69 2 $7.38

Materials cost

$154.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.93

Total project goal

$219.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.53

2 Donors

-$219.53

Donations toward project cost

-$186.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.93

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$0.00

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