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Ms. Riley from Washington DC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fidgets to Focus!

Help me give my students fidgets to focus so they can maintain attention, for long periods of time, in the classroom.

  • $616 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are a diverse group of motivated, hard-working and passionate learners. Living in an urban neighborhood in Northwest Washington, DC, some of our students find themselves below grade level or struggling to learn English. However, we provide all the resources and support to help these students reach grade level expectations by the end of each school year, by teaching them to work through the curriculum at their own pace. At our school, we emphasize that education is a journey and not a competition. Through personal devices for all students grades 3-8, free breakfast, lunch and snack every day, and an extended school day so there is time for mentorship and intervention, our students are equipped with the power to overcome any challenges and reach any and all of their personal goals.

My Project

Many of my students are active and love to multi-task. With only a few teachers in our schools owning fidget toys to assist these different learners, we are asking for your help to build our inventory!

These tools can be used to focus, calm down and motivate students in the classroom.

For example, when a child is upset, a weighted blanket can help them feel calm. In addition, when a child is wiggling around in his or her chair, the wiggle seats and chair bands can assist to help students get some movement into their day without disrupting the environment.

With your help, we can assist all types of learners be successful!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids 5 pounds - Great Weighted Lap Blanket for Kids with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder - Classroom and Special Education Supplies • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
Wiggle Seat - Inflatable Sensory Chair Cushion for Kids - Certified Ages 6+ - Blue • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
IRRIS Waterproof Bean Bag Chair Large Storage Bean Bag Oxford Chair Cover for Kids, Teens and Adults Lounger Sack Material: Cloth. Machine Washable Removable Slip Cover.(Green) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $26.87 1 $26.87
Glitter Wand, Magic Wonder Tube - for Kids, Teachers, Therapists, Sensory Room, Classroom, Talking or Pointing Stick, Pool Floats, Autistic, ADHD, SPD. Jumbo Size. 4 Different Multicolored Tubes • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
100 Pokemon Cards Plus 10 Foil Holos and Learn to Play Pokemon Instructions • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Toysmith Pin Art (Black Frame 3.75-Inch x 5-Inch) • Amazon Business $17.25 1 $17.25
12 Pack 13.6 OZ (400 ml) Clear PET Plastic Juice Bottles with Black Lids - Plastic Smoothie Bottles Ideal for Juice, Milk and Other Beverages by ZMYBCPACK • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Terra by Battat – Sea Animals – Assorted Miniature Sea Animals, Fish Toys, & Cake Toppers For Kids 3+ (60 Pc) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
AmazonBasics Liquid Washable Glitter Glue, Assorted Colors (Purple/Pink/Red/Blue), 6 oz. Each, 4-Count • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys, Stress Balls with Rainbow Pom Ball, Colorful Bouncy Ball / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Chewy Block Necklace (3 Pack + Extra Clasp) Mild to Moderate Chewers Chewable Stimulation, Textured Oral Support Boys, Girls, Children with Autism, Motor Skill, Special Needs (Red Blue Orange) • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Spiky Sensory Ring/Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidgets Toys/Stress Rings for Children and Adults - by Impresa • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Phogary 9000pcs Glass Seed Beads, Mixed Colors Small Pony Beads Assorted Kit Opaque Colors Lustered Loose Spacer Beads, 3mm Round, Hole 1.0mm for Jewelry Making, DIY Crafting (15 Colors) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Green, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Pink, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Purple, 2 Lb • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Blue, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix (Half Pound) for Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$451.48

Vendor shipping charges

$8.25

State sales tax

$27.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$523.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.40

Total project goal

$615.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$615.99

2 Donors

-$615.99

Donations toward project cost

-$523.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.40

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$0.00

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