You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Raap from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Emotionally and Academically

My students need materials to grow emotionally and academically! There are sensory items and flexible seating choices. I have also included supplies and various academic tools.

  • $1,081 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I recently accepted a position as a Kindergarten - 2nd grade Emotional Impairment and Behavioral Disorders teacher at an urban school district. My students all are on a free lunch program, and come from low-income houses. I am starting up a new program and am a first year teacher, which means that a lot of materials are needed. Students with emotional impairments have many sensory needs that require extra tools and specialized items such as exercise balls, fidgets, weighted blankets, and soundproof headphones. My current budget does not allow me the flexibility to purchase these tools in addition to basic school supplies.

I am asking for donations to help me create a safe classroom environment that my students can grow and thrive in, academically and emotionally.

My approaches to teaching include appropriate ways to calm down, how to handle feelings, and building social skills. This will be taught through yoga, flexible seating, and technology. We need to teach students how to relax, recharge, and love themselves. I feel that using these extra materials, will prevent problematic behaviors from happening. This will allow for students to attend general education classes, go on field trips, and do

My Project

I am a first year teacher starting up a new program for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. My students have many different needs and use these extra supports to help them function in various settings.

My students will be attending classes with their general education peers, and will need different tools to support them.

These tools include fidgets, seating choices, and more. Fidgets will help students in general education settings, remain calm and ready to learn.

Flexible seating will include exercise balls, wiggle seats, stools, and pillows. Flexible seating allows for students to sit in a spot that will work best for them. Allowing for students to make their own choice, will increase independence and academics.

I will be working on academics, social skills, and various behavior management strategies. I want students to learn how to manage their behaviors. Students will continue to grow their social understanding, but also have amazing opportunities to grow with their academics and their emotional skills.

Ms. Raap
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 10 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Raap is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SONGMICS 30" L Fabric Storage Ottoman Bench with Lift Top, Storage Chest Foot Rest Stool, Dark Grey ULSF40H • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball Ring (Turkis), 65cm) • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98
Swingline Laminator, Thermal, Inspire Plus Lamination Machine, 9" Max Width, Quick Warm-Up, Includes Laminating Pouches, White/Gray (1701857ECR) • Amazon Business $30.00 2 $60.00
Learn & Climb Educational Play Money Set for Kids - Bills, Coins, Wallet, Credit Card, Checks. Over 560 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Bouncy Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $24.87 2 $49.74
Big Red Rooster BRRC129 Baby Sound Machine with 6 Sounds, White • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Moluk Bilibo, Light Blue • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Kinslent 62 Pcs Construction Building Blocks Toys, BPA Free, Magnetic Max STEM Educational Game - 3D Concept Preschool Learning Set • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Time Timer Original 12 inch; 60 Minute Visual Timer – Classroom Or Meeting Countdown Clock for Kids and Adults (Charcoal) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Dsmile Sand Timer,Plastic Hourglass Timer,Colorful Sandglass Hourglass Sand Clock Timer 30sec / 1min / 2mins / 3mins / 5mins / 10mins (6pcs) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Autism Supplies And Developments PECS Feelings Board • Amazon Business $11.79 2 $23.58
Abilitations Teacher's Pet Weighted Lap Dog, Dot, 3-1/2 Pounds • Amazon Business $22.65 1 $22.65
REEHUT Zafu Yoga Meditation Bolster Pillow Cushion Round Cotton or Hemp - Organic Buckwheat Filled - (Dark Grey, 12"x12"x4.5") • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Swingline Thermal Laminating Sheets/Pouches, Letter Size Pouch, Standard Thickness, 100 Pack (3202018) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Scholastic Classroom Resources Pocket Chart Monthly Calendar, Black (SC583866) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
(3 Pack - Red | White | Blue) Toobaloo Auditory Feedback Phone, Accelerate reading fluency, comprehension and pronunciation with a reading phone • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Batman Classic: Batman Phonics Fun (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.54 2 $19.08
Pete the Cat Phonics Box: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.48 2 $18.96
LD Products Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for Epson 220XL ( Black,Cyan,Magenta,Yellow , 5-Pack ) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
10 Colors Drawstring Backpack Bags Sack Pack Cinch Tote Kids Sport Storage Polyester Bag for Gym Traveling • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Expo Block Eraser 81505 Dry Erase Whiteboard Board Eraser, Soft Pile, 5 1/8 W x 1 1/4 H - Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $7.69 2 $15.38
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Inflated Air Stability Wobble Cushion w Air Pump Anti-Burst Wiggle Seat Toxin-Free Inflatable Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc for Better Seating Therapy Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Therapy Putty - Resistive Hand Exercise Therapy Putty Kit, Set of Four Strengths, 3 ounces of each putty • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Large Storage Bin ,Ramie Cotton/ Canvas Fabric Folding Storage Basket With Handles- Toy Box/ Toy Storage/ Toy Organizer for Boys and Girls - Laundry Basket/ Nursery Hamper (Alphabet) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Tulip I Love To Create 31648 Fabric Markers 10/Pkg-Rainbow • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Picture My Picture Feelings and Emotions Flash Cards: 40 Emotion Language Photo Cards • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Todd Parr Feelings Flash Cards • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pacon Privacy Boards, Black, 48" x 16", 4 Boards (3791) • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
Kinetic Sand The One Only, 3lbs Beach Sand Ages 3 Up • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Teacher Created Resources (20810) Colorful Jumbo Dice 4-Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Command Wire Hooks, Small, 16-Hooks (GP067-16NA) - Easy to Open Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ETA hand2mind Plastic Geared Practice Clock, 4" • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
Phonics Power! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Crayola Multicultural Colors Broad Line Washable Markers, Art Tools 8 Ct. 2 Packs 8 2 8, 2-Sets • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
It's Okay To Be Different • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
(8 PACK) Reading Guide Strips by NISPCO® / Highlighter / Highlight Strips / Colored Overlays / Bookmark / Assorted Colors /helps with dyslexia / DOMINATION PRODUCTS® Exclusively by NISPCO • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty 2-Ounce (1087306) • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Grand Rapids","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5497627],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3488239,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":10,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Raap","authorIds":{"5497627":{"owner":"Ms. Raap","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3488239],"proposalHash":"1245610282","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21208192,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjcwNDcyNA==","NTQ5NzYyNw=="],"teacherId":5497627,"schoolCounty":"Kent","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MI","name":"Michigan"}}