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Ms. Musillo from Tacoma WA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focused With Fidgets

My students need tools to help them manage their distractions (anxiety, fidgeting, etc.) in order to stay focused on learning. These items will help them stay motivated and engaged.

  • $356 goal

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My Students

My students are smart, strong young people. The district I work in serves students of diverse ethnic backgrounds and we are a title one low income school. My students and I are working together to ensure that they are all college ready in five years and ready for high school at the end of this year. Many of my students are trauma impacted and like most middle school students they are under a lot of stress to meet the demands of teachers, family members, and friends. I am striving to create a safe, trauma informed classroom that meets the needs of my students. I am hoping to provide positive outlets for my students to manage their distractions so that we can focus on learning reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. These tools will help create and maintain a positive classroom environment.

My Project

Middle school can be a rough time! Students are managing complex relationships with family and friends. They are dealing with stress, anxiety, and changing emotions and bodies. For these reasons I am striving to provide my students with tools that will allow them to focus on their class work. The basketball hoop will be a positive incentive for student behavior as well as a means of allowing students to take breaks in order to help them reset and get learning ready. The stools will provide outlets for students who need additional movement and the sensory tools will help my students manage their distractions and focus their attention on the day's lessons. The weighted lap pad will help students ease their anxieties. Ultimately, these items will help me assure that all students' needs are being met!

Ms. Musillo
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/Stool, 20" H, Blue, LNT-3046-20BL • Amazon Business $74.21 2 $148.42
Weighted Lap Pad for Kids | Unique Warming & Cooling Feature | Help with Self-Calm and Relaxation | Multiple Weight & Sizes | Great for Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business $49.97 1 $49.97
SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop W/ Ball. 18”x12” Shatter Resistant Backboard. • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
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
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17

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