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Ms. G. from Meadville PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hocus Pocus, Everybody Focus

Help me give my students fidget items such as stress balls and pencil fidgets to help them stay focused on learning.

  • $163 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

1st Grade is the most crucial time of learning in a child's life. We have a wonderful group of diverse students at our school! All of them love to learn, but might not come to us with the same background or materials available to learn with.

About 69% of our students live in poverty.

If students come to school late, missing breakfast, I offer them snacks to keep them from going hungry. Some students are homeless, others change living locations several times during the school year, still others stay in the same home. Some students come to school with all their materials while others don't even have pencils or a backpack. One thing resonates true for all my students - they are loved and given the same opportunities to learn!

My Project

I created this project because 1st graders are busy kids! We need fidget items to help stay focused and get the most out of learning. Also, fidget items can keep students calm while learning.

We are so excited to stay focused with pencil fidgets, bending pencils, and fidget toys.

Pencil fidgets can help keep hands busy while focusing on work. Pencils that bend can also help keep hands busy.

Another thing I am going to do is create a calm down corner with different items such as fidgets. This will help students use their calm down strategies and not let big emotions escalate in the classroom.

Ms. G.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abilitations Pencil Set with Fidgets, Set of 4 Pencils with Attached Fidget • Amazon Business $8.45 6 $50.70
Fidget Toys Set, 16 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Fidget Toys Mix Pack - Mixed Pack of 5 Sensory Toys for Stress Relief Includes Liquid Motion Timer, Slow Rising Squishy Toy, Color Changing Therapy Putty for Kids, Stretchy Noodle, Kids Water Beads • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Stress-Relief Sensory Stress Balls by Nyft Toys | Squishy Stress Toys | Squeezing Rubber Ball for Autism, ADHD, ADD, Sensory Needs, Bad Habits | The Calming Fidget Toy for Kids and Adults | 3 Pack • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Haawooky Kid's Children Flexible Soft Pencil Magic Bend School Fun Equipment, 30 Piece • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$106.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$137.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.30

Total project goal

$162.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$162.01

1 Donor

-$137.71

Donations toward project cost

-$137.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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