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Mrs. Lena from Watsonville CA is requesting sports & exercise equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Fidget Toys for Focused Kinders

Help me give my students fidget toys to help increase their focus, release nervous energy, and reduce anxiety in class.

  • $187 goal

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Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are just starting to develop a love for learning as they enter kindergarten. They are learning to recognize letters, numbers, and to write short words independently. Many of my students come to kindergarten without any preschool experience, making my classroom their first formal learning environment. Our school is located in a small agricultural community on the central coast of California, where many of my students come from Spanish-speaking Latinx families that work in agriculture. Though some do not have the resources to contribute financially to the classroom, my students’ families are all very supportive of their children’s learning.

My kindergarteners come to school with a palpable excitement for the day’s activities, which encourages me to be the best teacher I can be for them.

The school’s community is full of an apparent love and support for both students and teachers. My students are enthusiastic about learning, which allows me to come to class daily excited to positively contribute to their learning and understanding of the world around them.

My Project

My Kinder students come to school very excited to learn and spend time together each day. However, many are still learning how to calm their bodies and focus their minds in a classroom environment. With these fidget toys, I will be able to provide them the tools they need to wiggle and fidget at different times of the day.

Students will be able to use these toys when they are feeling anxious or stressed as an outlet for their nervous energy.

Students will also be able to use them as a sensory play experience after they have finished their assignments. Being their very first teacher, I have a special opportunity to teach them how to both feel and manage their emotions in an appropriate way at school. I think these fidget toys will be a perfect tool for that.

Mrs. Lena
Grades PreK-2

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YIHONG 72 Pcs Kawaii Squishies, Mochi Squishy Toys for Kids Party Favors, Mini Stress Relief Toys for Christmas Party Favors, Classroom Prizes, Birthday Gift, Goodie Bag Stuffers • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Learning Resources Handy Scoopers, Fine Motor and Sensory Toy, Scissor Skills, Develops Hand Strength, Sand Box Toys for Toddlers, Set of 4, Kid Tweezers, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Squishy Stress Relief Sensory Toys Fidget Spiky Ball 5 - Pcs Set – Eco-Friendly Squeezy Antistress Toy Balls for Men, Women, Adults, Teens & Children –Ideal for People with OCD, ADHD, ADD & Autism • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
edxeducation Sorting Bowls & Tweezers - Set of 12 - 18m+ - 6 Colors - Counting and Sorting Toy for Toddlers - Early Math and Fine Motor Skills • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Stress Relief Balls (3-pack) - Tear-Resistant, Non-toxic, No BPA/Phthalate/Latex (Colors as Shown) - Ideal for Kids and Adults - Squishy Relief Toys to Help Anxiety, ADHD, Autism and More - By IMPRESA • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
OZZEVO 4 Pack Rainbow Pop Fidget Toys Poppet Its Push Pop Bubble Fidget Popping Sensory Toy for Kids and Adults Fidget Popper Stress Relief - 4 Shapes Fidget Poppers It - Circle Square Octagon Heart • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Elongdi Water Beads Pack Rainbow Mix 50,000 Beads Growing Balls, Jelly Water Gel Beads for Spa Refill, Kids Sensory Toys , Vases, Plant, Wedding and Home Decor • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mr. Pen- Spiky Sensory Rings, 10 Pack, Stress Relief Fidget Sensory Toys, Fidget Rings, Fidget Ring for Anxiety, Stress Relief Rings, Massager for Fidget ADHD Autism, Silent Stress Reducer Ring • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
FIDGET TOYS(Package of 10, 5 colors) Stress Relieve toy, Focus Enhance, Soothing Marble Fidgets for Children and Adults, has helped with ADHD ADD OCD Autism, Depressions and Anxiety disorders • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
8Pcs Wacky Tracks Snap Fidget Click Toys for Kids Finger Sensory Snake Toys for Stress Relief ADD ADHD DIY Toys Autism Keeps Fingers Busy and Minds Focused • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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