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Ms. Dominguez from Orlando FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focusing with Fidgeting

Help me give my students fidget tools in order to increase focus and engagement.

  • $227 goal

This project expired on June 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As I reflect on my experience as a teacher, I think back on all the long nights writing lesson plans, the tears I shed worrying that I would not make a difference and all the time I prayed that my students would have nothing but happiness and success in their lives. Teaching has been one of the most difficult and stressful experiences of my life, but by far, the most rewarding.

Despite the hardships that no eight or nine year old should have to face, my students arrived daily with the dedication and motivation needed to succeed.

Living in a low income/high poverty community with very little educational and emotional support from home, my students had to overcome many challenges in and out of school on a daily basis. From arriving to school hungry due to another dinner-less night to crying on my shoulder before class starts because they miss their dad who is in jail, my students do not have it easy. As their teacher, it is my job to inspire my students to not only rise above the difficulties of life, but to be kind to one another, always seek knowledge and to have a love for reading.

My Project

As educators, we continuously search for tools and resources to support the children in our classrooms. This year, tools and resources have gone beyond common classroom supplies and books. This year, I am in need of fidgeting tools. Many of my students struggle to focus and often resort to anything and everything to fidget with. From broken pencils to rocks found at the playground, my classroom has seen it all.

My goal is to better support my children and give them proper tools to stay focused.

With hand fidget gadgets, wobbly cushions and stationary pedals, I hope to increase the focus in my classroom and in turn, increase the academic success among my students.

Ms. Dominguez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TODO Mini Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser for Leg and Arm Rehab Work-Out • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (34cm New Green) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs :: 20" x 2" x 3/64" by LakiKid • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Flippy Chain Fidget Toy Relieve Stress | ADD ADHD Autism Anxiety | 5 Piece Value Pack | Quiet Key Ring Gadgets for Adults Kids | Blue Red Black Green and Yellow Bands | Nail Biting Vice | Prime | EDC • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
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 $10.90 1 $10.90
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
FIDGET TOYS(Package of 10, 5 colors) Stress Relieve toy, Focus Enhance, Soothing Marble Fidgets for Children and Adults, has helped with ADHD ADD OCD Autism, Depressions and Anxiety disorders • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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