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Ms. Thomas from Neptune NJ is requesting flexible seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Calm Down With Sensory Materials

Help me give my students vibrating pillows and a variety of sensory and fidget toys which can be used to relieve anxiety and stress, as well as increase focus, particularly with students with ADD and Autism.

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My Students

I work in a self-contained classroom. My students come from an urban, low-income area. Many of my students come from Spanish-speaking and Creole-speaking homes and this is their first experience with the English language. The majority of my students receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch every day.

We work hard to ensure that our students have everything they need to succeed when they come to school.

My students come from many different backgrounds with varying abilities.

My Project

Sensory tools can be used in several ways that benefit learners with special needs. Tools such as the vibrating pillows and fidget toys would be particularly beneficial to my students with Emotional Disturbance, ADHD and Autism. All of my students need sensory tools to be able to concentrate, participate and actively learn in and out of the classroom. Sensory toys help my students sit and engage with materials that may otherwise be too challenging or sensory over-stimulating. These tools also allow my students to self-sooth and regulate their emotions. Many of my students have difficulty coping and regulating their emotions due to their disabilities and/or traumas they have endured.

Ms. Thomas
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vibrating Pillow • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Theraputty Scented, Tan Green, 5 Pound • Amazon Business $63.96 1 $63.96
Sensory Sand, 11 POUNDS - ECO Friendly, Beige, with Container • Amazon Business $48.75 1 $48.75
ArtCreativity 7.5 Inch Light Up Magic Ball Toy Wand for Kids - Flashing LED Wand for Boys and Girls - Thrilling Spinning Light Show - Batteries Included - Fun Gift or Birthday Party Favor • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
ArtCreativity Light Up Orbiter Spinning Wand, 7 Inch LED Spin Toy with Batteries Included, Great Gift Idea for Boys, Girls, Toddlers, Fun Birthday Party Favor, Carnival Prize - Colors May Vary • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
CanDo TheraPutty Plus Antimicrobial, Red: Soft, 4 oz • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09

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