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Ms. Cilento from Staten Island NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidget to Focus!

My students need sensory stimuli, stress balls, wobble cushions, bouncy chair fidget bands, and flexible chair balance ball seating to help stay focused.

  • $229 goal

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My Students

My students receive free hot breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Many of my students are English Language Learners. They come from households where English is a second language. At home, the English language is rarely spoken, making it challenging for my students to learn and practice the English language. My classroom also services students with disabilities such as children with autism, ADHD, and speech or language impairments. The classroom is a place for these children to feel safe and accepted.

That is my mission every day as a special education teacher.

My Project

One of the biggest challenges my students face is staying focused. Due to their various disabilities, they have difficulty concentrating and staying on task. My students need to frequently expend energy while learning.

I am requesting these flexible seating and sensory stimulating items to help my students focus.

My students are energetic and sometimes have difficulty channeling their energy in a constructive way.

The flexible bands, wobble cushions, and balance balls will help my students to stay focus while seated. It gives the students an opportunity to move without being disruptive. The stress balls and fidget toys will allow my students to quietly relieve stress without tapping, making noise etc.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $16.09 3 $48.27
Air Stability Wobble Cushion, Blue, 35cm/14in Diameter, Balance Disc, Pump Included • Amazon Business $12.82 3 $38.46
Stress Ball Bundle - Fidget Set for Students, Adults and Children Office Calming Toy • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
19 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Sensory Balls/Twisted Fidget Toys and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10 Pack) - Improves Focus in the School for Kids and Students – Works for ADD ADHD Autism Sensory Needs - Stretchy Feet Band (10) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

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