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Mrs. Keller from Merrillville IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidgets Help Us Focus!

My students need a variety of portable fidgets to help them focus! Including Tangles, Water Widgets, and Grabitz.

  • $296 goal

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My Students

While all children can seem quirky or particular about their likes and dislikes, many children with autism will be so severely affected by their sensory preferences that it interferes with their normal, everyday functioning with over-responsiveness or under-responsiveness to sensory stimuli.

My students are in kindergarten and first grade in a self-contained structured learning special needs classroom.

Though they all have autism, their skills differ with varying cognitive abilities, speech and language disorders, emotional/behavior disorders, and learning disabilities. They have difficulty functioning in a general education setting and need a lot of support. They are in a low income area where many of them are receiving free or reduced-price lunches.

My Project

Since my students struggle with processing sensory stimuli, we have created a sensory room for them. This is a room in our building where the students can go to get a break from the different inputs they deal with throughout the day. There are different activities for them to get sensory feedback to meet their visual (sight), auditory (hearing), tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste), vestibular (balance), and proprioception (joints/muscles) needs. I requested multiple fidget items for my students to use for sensory inputs. These are great because they can be removed from the sensory room to give students a break in other locations in the building.

Remember, you will not only be providing better tools in a classroom but also a better foundation for those who are less fortunate.

You will make it possible for my students to focus on learning by giving them the opportunity to get breaks from their sensory stimuli.

Mrs. Keller
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FIDGET KEEPER WITH FIDGETS - SET OF 7 • School Specialty $36.91 1 $36.91
FIDGET GRABITZ ABILITATIONS SET OF 3 • School Specialty $26.48 1 $26.48
FUN FIDGET! SET OF 5 • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
KIT FIDGETS SQUASH-IT AUDITORY NOISY SET OF 3 • School Specialty $17.03 1 $17.03
FIDGET FINGER SQUASH IT 2'' SET OF 6 • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
FIDGET CATERPINCH • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
WHEEL FIDGET • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
TANGLE THERAPY • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
CANDO TWIST-N-BEND FLEXIBLE EXERCISE BAR - 12IN - BLACK - X-HEAVY • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
TANGLE JR HAIRY • School Specialty $6.60 1 $6.60
FIDGET WATER WIGGLIES JELLYFISH • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
FIDGET WATER WIGGLIES TROPICAL REEF • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
BALL BUMPY GEL BALL • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
TANGLE RELAX THERAPY • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
TANGLE JR FUZZIES • School Specialty $3.76 1 $3.76
TANGLE JR TEXTURED • School Specialty $2.83 1 $2.83

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