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Ms. Patten from New York NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade Sensory Needs!

My students need sensory tools like weighted hoodies and a lap pad, fidgets, and headphones in our classroom in order to do their best learning and thinking!

  • $405 goal

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My Students

I have the ultimate pleasure of working with smart, enthusiastic and hard-working first graders in a Title 1 school in NYC. My class is part of an inclusive program with some students on the autism spectrum and some neurotypical learners. My students care for one another in a way that I find inspiring. My students enjoy a balance of high-energy activities and movement breaks along with time to relax and read around the room. Sensory and multiple ways of learning play a big role in my classroom.

My Project

I believe it is important to teach the whole child and be aware of individual needs. It is my goal to expose and teach my students to use tools and practices that will help them to self-regulate in our classroom. In order to do this I would need some sensory tools to help address their needs.

Each of these products would be helping a young child find out what their body needs in order to regulate their body and do their best learning.

The hearing protectors will help with any loud noises, bells or assemblies. The pea pod will be a helpful place for them to regulate their bodies or to help them enjoy reading a book. In addition, the desk fidget will help my students be in control of when they need more sensory input. All of these tools together will make a huge impact on the lives of my young students.

Ms. Patten
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PEA POD MEDIUM 60 IN L - 0.7MM • School Specialty $85.19 1 $85.19
WEIGHTED HOODIE VEST-NAVY-SMALL • School Specialty $85.19 1 $85.19
CALIFONE HEADPHONES - HUSH BUDDY EARMUFF - BEAR - HS-BE • School Specialty $14.19 3 $42.57
LAP PAD WEIGHTED SMALL 14'' X 10'' • School Specialty $39.75 1 $39.75
DESK MAZE FIDGET • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39

Materials cost

$281.09

Vendor shipping charges

$28.11

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$343.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.60

Total project goal

$404.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$404.02

3 Donors

-$404.02

Donations toward project cost

-$343.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.60

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$0.00

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