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Mrs. LeBouton from Newport News VA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Handy Fun

Help me give my students a way to fidget while in their chair.

  • $387 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are preschool aged children with various developmental delays including language delays and autism. Most are from low income families. They are wonderfully curious and resilient and many of them do well enough to eventually move out of self-contained special education. We are in a Title I school with over 50% poverty.

"Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths, and languages, and to overcome any obstacles presented by our culture."

-Loris Malaguzzi

My Project

I chose a variety of weighted fidgets to enable my students to play with something in their hands while sitting and attending to a variety of learning tasks in both large and small groups. I have chosen "tunnels" with items to play with inside of them and to keep their hands to themselves. I chose several weighted animals to have a visually interesting object on their lap, allowing them to remain seated for learning times.

These children are strong and resilient.

It is difficult for most of them to sit without the ability to move and fidget. This will help.

Mrs. LeBouton
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WEIGHTED BULLDOG - LARGE 5 LB • School Specialty $69.08 1 $69.08
TWIDDLE NATHAN - SENSORY FIDGET • School Specialty $60.56 1 $60.56
TWIDDLE SPORT • School Specialty $53.95 1 $53.95
WEIGHTED BULLDOG - SMALL 2 LB • School Specialty $43.52 1 $43.52
KORDY ELEPHANT - WEIGHTED • School Specialty $40.68 1 $40.68

Materials cost

$267.79

Vendor shipping charges

$26.78

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$328.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.99

Total project goal

$386.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$386.58

7 Donors

-$361.58

Donations toward project cost

-$307.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.24

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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