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Mrs. Pyle from Keysville VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focusing with Fidgets and Flexible Seating

Help me give my students sensory fidget toys, chair bands, and cushions to help meet their special needs, while providing flexible seating in the classroom and laundry washer pods to keep school items clean!

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fifth-grade students are very special to me for many reasons. They are very independent, full of energy, and passionate young learners. Being independent and having a love for learning are very important assets that I like to instill in my students since they will be going to the middle school next year in which being independent and passionate will help them thrive and succeed. My fifth-grade students really enjoy working hard and succeeding in the classroom. Some of my students struggle with focus and attention and need extra assistance to help them be successful in the classroom.

Many of our students are limited as to what we can provide them with to help them meet their special sensory needs due to budget constraints and our students deserve to feel comfortable in the classroom and have what they need to succeed.

A majority of our students in our Title I school come from low-income families with limited resources due to our small rural community. My students are caring, energetic, and full of life! I want them to be successful and have the materials and support that they need in order to be life long learners.

My Project

My 21st century classroom learners are full of energy and have many special needs. The fidget toys with marbles allow the students to get out any energy and also meet their sensory needs. The squishy balls and stretch toys provide sensory input in a less distracting way. The wobble cushions allow the students to have flexible seating. The fidget chair bands allow the students to wiggle their feet freely and move without being noisy or distracting to other students.

Our students have special sensory needs and in order to assist them, they need the appropriate tools and items to help them get through each classroom day successful and happy.

The fidget toys, seating, and bands can all help improve concentration and attention to tasks by allowing the brain to filter out the extrasensory information. When the students are listening to a lesson in the classroom, trying to pay attention to a story being read, or complete a task or assignment, these items can all provide them with what they need to focus. By having a fidget toy, our students may be able to better filter or block out excess sensory information in their surroundings and their own body, which causes distraction. All of the items are quiet so they do not distract other students in the classroom, but allow them to fidget freely. Last, it is important for students to have clean clothes, book bags, and jackets. The laundry washer pods will help provide that to our students in need of laundry care.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kick Bands Chair Fidget Bands for Kids School & Classroom Chairs - Flexible Seating Rubber Band ADHD Sensory Fidgets - Kickbands by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 4 $111.96
Kick Bands Chair Fidget Bands for Kids School & Classroom Chairs - Flexible Seating Rubber Band ADHD Sensory Fidgets - Kickbands by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
BeYumi Marble Fidget Toys (20 PCS) - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and Those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Homder 12 Pack Colorful Sensory Fidget Stretch Toys Helps Reduce Fidgeting Due to Stress and Anxiety for ADD, ADHD, Autism(6 Colors) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Marble Fidget Toy, Stress Relieve Toy 12 Pack Focus Enhance, Soothing Marble Fidgets Help Children and Adults with ADHD ADD OCD Autism, Depressions and Anxiety Disorders -by WEfun • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Fidget Toys (Pack of 12, 6 colors) by Austor - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent Packs, Free & Clear, Unscented, 45 Packs/Bag (22977) • Staples Advantage $21.49 1 $21.49
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 Turkis) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Spiky Sensory Ring/Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidget Toys/Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34 cm Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
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 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$381.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.58

Total project goal

$490.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.56

1 Donor

-$208.49

Donations toward project cost

-$208.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$245.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$208.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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