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Ms. Vaughan from Escondido CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping the Wiggles

Help me give my students sensory items for students that are autistic, ADD, ADHD, and with emotional challenges. Chair ball, wobble cushions, and fidget bands will provide students with a safe alternative seating.

  • $426 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Title 1 school where most of the students come from a low socio-economic setting. I provide a warm welcoming environment where they feel at home in my classroom and escape the many trials of living in communities that are high in crime, poverty and homelessness. My students show determination and resiliency everyday when they come to school with a smile on their face ready to learn.

I have a fun and energetic group of first grade students, who enjoy getting up and moving around.

Last year, I had bean bags to sit on during reading time and students would and I found that they would request to sit on them throughout the day. They were also eager to use their rewards to have the core ball instead of their chair.

My Project

Many of my students have sensory needs to assist in their learning. Providing When students are able to move there bodies in a safe manner (instead of tipping the chair onto two legs) while sitting like with the Chair ball (whole body), wobble cushions (whole body and sensory), and fidget bands (feet and resistance) this allows there brains to focus on what the teacher is teaching.

I have also included Chewable Pencil topper for my students with oral sensory needs.

Students with these needs will often chew on any item available including their shirts, paper, pencils etc. The pencil toppers provide a safe alternative for students to chew on to meet their sensory needs.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Blue,size: 13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $19.99 6 $119.94
WALIKI Chair Ball with Feet for Kids | Alternative Classroom Seating | Balance Ball | 18"/45CM Gray • Amazon Business $15.99 6 $95.94
Chewable Pencil Chew Topper (6-Pack) - Chewy Sensory Fidget Toppers for Kids - Autism & Oral Motor Special Needs - Chewing Topper Helps Girls & Boys with Biting Teething by Solace • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96
Fidget Bands for Classroom Chairs School Desks, Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet Students with Autism, ADHD, ADD Sensory Needs (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98

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