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Mrs. Bolivar from Honolulu HI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focus Through Fidgeting!

My students need 2 book displays, a rug, classroom prizes, a wobble cushion, a balance-ball chair, and sensory items such as Play-Doh, puffer balls, peg puzzles, Turtle Weights, water beads,and Therapressure brushes in order to meet their unique learning needs.

  • $726 goal

This project expired on August 14, 2015.

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My Students

"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid." -Albert Einstein Being different is not a choice that my students made, but it is a reality that they are faced with, on a daily basis.

All of the students in my class are deaf, and they also struggle with other conditions that make learning tough.

In spite of their learning difficulties, they are motivated and caring. They deserve the same kinds of opportunities, as every other typically developing child, and I want to ensure they have all the tools they need to succeed.

My Project

I am requesting a wobble cushion, a balance-ball chair, and sensory items such as Play-Doh and Therapressure brushes for my students. We have very few tools in our classroom and my students would benefit from the sensory items, as well as the classroom materials in many ways. Being able to focus on academic learning can be a challenge. Sitting in a chair for periods of time is a struggle. Having sensory items that can help my students develop their attending skills, will greatly impact their overall retention.

We have very few classroom tools that are specific to the needs of the children in my class.

This project will enhance the classroom environment, in a huge way. For the first time in their academic careers, my students will be able to walk into a classroom that was tailor made to meet their unique needs.

Mrs. Bolivar
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Steffy Wood Products Book Display • Amazon $77.65 2 $155.30
Gaiam Custom Fit Adjustable Balance Ball Chair • Amazon $79.99 1 $79.99
Learning Carpets Time to Learn LC 176 • Amazon $39.95 1 $39.95
Nasco SN02929 Silly Sensory Set of 12 Manipulatives • Amazon $33.50 1 $33.50
Play-Doh: Fun Factory Super Set 538g • Amazon $32.99 1 $32.99
Abilitations Integrations Tote Around Turtle Weights - 10 x 6 - 5lbs - Assorted Colors • Amazon $31.78 1 $31.78
KIDS Tactile SENSORY Experience - Jelly BeadZ® 3 COLOR-BLUE-Water Bead gel 3 PACKS of 5 grams per pack. Sea creatures NOT included • Amazon $9.95 3 $29.85
Play Doh Mega Pack (36 Cans) • Amazon $24.99 1 $24.99
100 Pc Funtastic Toy Assortment (Includes: Glider Airplanes, Sticky Hands & Mustaches, Flying Saucers, Bracelets, and Other Small/medium Toys for Party Favor Bags, Piñata, Carnival Prizes, or School Classroom Rewards Box) • Amazon $18.99 1 $18.99
Ocean Sea Creature Action Figures - Big Bucket of Sea Creatures - Huge 30 Piece Set • Amazon $17.95 1 $17.95
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Classic Peg Puzzle Bundle • Amazon $16.95 1 $16.95
Scholastic Classroom Resources File Organizer Pocket Chart, Black (SC573276) • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
Air Stability Wobble Cushion, Blue, 35cm/14in Diameter, Balance Disc, Pump Included • Amazon $14.40 1 $14.40
Boinks Fidgets (Package of 6 Fidgets) • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95
Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Clock • Amazon $12.50 1 $12.50
School Specialty Abilitations Special Needs Therapressure Brush • Amazon $9.79 1 $9.79
Puffer Balls (Set of 6) • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00

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