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Ms. Petillo from Paterson NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Get the Wiggles Out and Focus on Learning

My students need Occupational Therapy materials to assist in their ability to attend in class from day to day.

  • $533 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I just began working in a school district that is low - income, high poverty and high crime. The students I work with are young, but have experienced things that I have never had to face. They are so much more than the community that they are growing up in. They make the community they are living in disappear when they are in the classroom and are just kids.

I work with 6 amazing boys with autism!

They are are kind, compassionate, and as our school motto says, they are "responsible, respectful, and ready" for what I have challenged them with. They are also very active and have tons of energy. They love to move around and interact with people and see and experience new things.

Sometimes they tell me that they are hated but I remind them daily that they are very loved by me and in the school community.

My Project

All my students are special needs. Throughout the day they are trying their best to focus on the work that needs to be done, but are having difficulties. They have strategies that help them, but they are craving something more.

These materials will not only build muscle but also help to calm and relax and let these students do what they came to school for, learning.

The stabile-T stools build on core muscles and help to keep the student engaged or they will fall over. The weighted lap pad and vest will calm a student whose body and mind are restless. I am hoping these things will allow these students more of an opportunity to succeed.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT STABILI-T-STOOL AND SPOTS • School Specialty $283.99 1 $283.99
VEST DEEP PRESSURE SMALL • School Specialty $53.03 1 $53.03
LAP PAD MED GREEN • School Specialty $41.67 1 $41.67

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