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Mrs. Hoffman from Owensboro KY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focused on Fidgets

My students need Items to help them relax and fidgets to help keep their hands busy and their minds focused.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a public school with a diverse economic student population. At our school, we believe that each child should and will have the opportunities and resources to be successful. We focus on student success both academically and socially.

My students are a group of diverse learners with multiple abilities.

I believe all children can learn and it is my passion to provide a safe and highly structured environment for them to do so.

Mainstreaming 4, 5, and 6 year olds with learning disorders, behavior needs, Autism, and Down Syndrome into a regular classroom setting requires a vast amount of resources for all students to be successful!

My Project

I have found through experience and research that special seating, such as wobble chairs can increase a child's attention. The rocking motion from the chairs and weight from weighted blankets or weighted animals are calming and help relieve anxiety or stress .

"Focused on Fidgets" will provide the opportunity for my students to keep their hands active and their minds focused on learning.

Sixty-eight percent of my students are kinesthetic learners. The stretchy string fidgets, monkey string balls, stress balls, etc will help me provide these students with an abundance of opportunities to be successful learners and minimize behavior ploblems.

"Focused on Fidgets" will provide a purposeful way of keeping students with attention deficits focused. Students with anxiety, relaxed, and students with stress, calm. My students as well as our classroom environment will greatly benefit!

Mrs. Hoffman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair – Wobble Chair Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Blue • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - 5-pounds - Great Lap Weighted Blanket for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Weighted Washable Snuggle Snake (Brown Plush) • Amazon Business $42.00 1 $42.00
12 Pcs. Fidget Toys Set: Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Pack of Grape Mesh Balls, Stretchy Strings, Soybean Squeeze, Bike Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Time • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Sphere Toy Rings Stretch Expanding Ball Toys Set of 4 – Assorted Colors – Great for Party Favors • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Fidget Toys - Stress & Anxiety Relief Sensory Toys for Autistic Children - Fidgets Figit Therapy Toys for Kids & Adults Dealing with ADHD, Autism, ADD & OCD + Carry Pouch, 2 Carabiners + eBook • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Therapist’s Choice Inflated Air-Filled Stability Balance Disc-Blue • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys Rainbow Pom Colorful Bouncy Stress Toy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Spiky Sensory Balls (Pack of 5) - Squeezy and Bouncy Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

Materials cost

$275.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$310.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.72

Total project goal

$364.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$364.78

8 Donors

-$364.78

Donations toward project cost

-$310.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.72

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$0.00

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