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Ms. Jamieson from Winston Salem NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm and Keep Learning! Cool Sensory Items!

Help me give my students the sensory items they need to calm themselves and focus so learning can take place.

  • $381 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students have moderate Intellectual disabilities as well as some physical and social/emotional disabilities. Some are autistic. They attend a special education school.

My students truly are special, but not because of their disabilities.

They are special because of their unique abilities. They are loving and accepting. They are joyful and fun! They are able to persevere against numerous challenges. They are eager to learn, but require special materials to create a calm and nurturing environment that is conducive to their needs.

My Project

Teachers must meet students where they are and make sure that their basic needs are met before learning can take place. I want to provide a calm and nurturing environment in which students feel safe and enjoy learning. These sensory items will provide my students with alternative ways to cope with stress and anxiety. They will enable me to create a calming area in my classroom in which students have access to items they need. For example, if the noise level in the classroom is too loud for an autistic student or the fire alarm rings, the noise-reducing headphones are available. When a student is anxious, the fidgets and weighted blanket are available and the crash pad provides a safe cushion for the calming break area. I want my students physical and emotional needs to be met so that I am then able to meet their educational needs.

Ms. Jamieson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Milliard Crash Pad, Sensory Pad with Foam Blocks for Kids and Adults with Washable Cover (5 feet x 5 feet) • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - Includes Cover - Relaxes and Relieves Stress and Anxiety Symptoms Great for Children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD – Borbona … • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
SANHO Dynamic Movement Sensory Body Socks, for Autistic & Sensory Processing Disorders, X-Large (Suitable for Height Between 4'8"- 5'8"),Updated Version (Blue, X-Large) • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Snug Kids Earmuffs/Hearing Protectors - Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Yellow) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Snug Kids Earmuffs / Best Hearing Protectors – Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Original Blue) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Sensory Spiky Set - 3 Spiky Fidget Rings & 3 Spiky Stress Balls - Best Sensory Fidget Toy for Kids with ADD, Autism, & Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
KeNeer 7Pack Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys - Relieve Stress, and Increase Patience - Build Resistance Squeeze, Pull - Good for Kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack: Playfoam Never Dries Out! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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