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Ms. Hall from Des Moines IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidgets for Focus

Help me give my students a few items that will help them stay focused while learning in the classroom.

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager to learn, but only if they have the opportunity to have choice, something they sometimes don’t receive at home. They like to wiggle and wobble, and feel free and comfortable in the classroom. Our school is a title 1 school, with over 80% poverty.

The students that I work with crave a classroom that not only fosters their learning needs, but also offers a place where they feel loved, safe, and comfortable.

By donating to our classroom, you are providing opportunities to children in need and building the foundation for a first year teacher's classroom!

My Project

In a world full of technology and the need for instant gratification, children seem to be having a hard time staying focused on their learning and the tasks at hand in the classroom. I have found that students who use tools while they learn prosper in the classroom.

For the students in my classroom, tools such as Legos, chair bands, and other fidget tools help them stay focused while they learn.

Not only are these tools going to be used to help students as they learn, but they will be featured in my "calming basket." A tool now used in several classrooms that help students while they take breaks from learning. The calming bucket is usually filled with things to help take students minds off of the problems they may be dealing with outside of the classroom to help them gather their thoughts and return to learning when they are ready.

This project is solely in place to gather items to help my students feel like they have the right tools to stay focused while they learn, and to feel safe and calm in their learning environment.

Thank you for considering our class!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $62.95 1 $62.95
Fidgeteez Set of 12 Chair Bands. Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom. Bounce or Stretch the Bands. Works for ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Needs. Silent and Non-Disruptive. • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Neliblu Sensory Fidget Snake Cube Twist Puzzle, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Chessex Dice Sets: Opaque Red with White - Ten Sided Die d10 Set (10) • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19

Materials cost

$109.09

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$7.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$163.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.80

Total project goal

$192.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$192.00

1 Donor

-$192.00

Donations toward project cost

-$163.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.80

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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