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Mrs. Avants from Humble TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focus by Fidgeting

Help me give my students fidget tools to help them stay focused and calm in the classroom.

  • $161 goal

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My Students

Being a teacher in a low income school brings its own unique challenges, nowhere near the challenges that my students face both in and out of school. With that, I like to make my classroom a place that feels safe and welcoming to all children. My students are creative and thoughtful, and they come to my room each day ready to learn. They have a passion for reading, love to read and be read to daily!

Being a special education inclusion teacher, some of my students are reading far below grade level which sometimes leads to their frustration with reading because they can’t find interesting books on their level.

I would love to continue to foster their love for reading and watch them become the best readers and people they can be!

My Project

Fidgeting is a coping mechanism. It's not a problem. It is a solution. Fidgeting helps improve focus. ADHD or not, we all have this thing called floating attention. Most of our attention is on one thing, but we have a little bit that is always trying to see what is going on around us. That is floating attention. Most children usually do not have a filter for floating attention and notice everything. That is why they need fidget tools to give their floating attention something to focus on so they can concentrate on what they really need to be doing.

By giving a child a mindless fidget tool, the child's brain is like, "Hey, floating attention, I see you and I'm going to give you a job.

This is your job. Our job, as educators, is to find fidget tools that work for each child and don't distract anyone else. A fidget tool provides an outlet for excess energy, making it easier for a child to control or reduce their impulsive reaching out and touching everything around them.

Mrs. Avants
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tangle Jr. Classic Sensory Fidget Toy, Set of 3, Purple Green, Pink Blue, White Blue • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
DNA Stress Balls [3 Pack] - Squeezing Stress Relief Ball - for Kids & Adults- Stress Squishy Toys for Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits & More- Risk-Free Sensory Rubber Ball • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
IRIS Letter and Legal Size File Box with Buckle, Clear • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
FREDDY'S FIDGET TOYS for Sensory Kids and Adults (pack of 10) Best Classroom Fidgets for School - Marble Fidget Toy Relieves Stress and Increase Focus - Sensory Toys for Autistic Children OCD ADHD ADD • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
BUNMO Stress Relief Toys for Special Needs Children - Stretchy Sensory Toys for Autistic Children / ADHD / Fidgets & Anxiety Toys for Adults - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Fidgets Snap and Click Fidget Cube Puzzles Bulk Set of 4 ADHD, Autism, Stress Relief Therapy - Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids, Keeps Fingers Busy and Minds Focused • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Fidgets Snap and Click Fidget Cube Puzzles Bulk Set of 4 ADHD, Autism, Stress Relief Therapy - Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids, Keeps Fingers Busy and Minds Focused • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

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