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Mrs. Wurm from Lakeport CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm And Moving On!

Help me give my students ways to calm their anxiety and stress by giving them weighted blankets, fidget toys and puppets.

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a variety of students with a variety of personalities and disabilities. We have created a great classroom family where we are respectful of each other and try to help out each other. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful students. We do a lot of work to get them to grade level and I spend a lot of my money on the classroom to keep it running. They look forward to coming to my class because I made it friendly and welcoming. So welcoming that other students want to come too, they seem to be always knocking at my door.

I enjoy all the students at the school and tend to help where I am needed.

You know you make connections when they are calling out your name and giving you big hugs. I also help the kids that are not on my caseload that are struggling to behave in class. I believe that if we make a difference to these kids that we can change their output on life, to strive for a better future.

My Project

Our school has high trauma in our area but with the recent fires that evacuated our town and nearly every town around our lake has made our school even higher trauma based school. With my students that already have Autism, ADHD and other disabilities that already causes stress and anxiety, we need items to help our students relax, fidget and reduce their stress.

Stress and fidget toys can reduce some of my students' anxiety and keep them on a task in class.

Weighted blankets and toys are a good source of calming technique that helps my class be able to sit and feel capable of handling the work given to them. The bicycle pedals are great for my ADHD children that need that extra energy to move but not get out of their seats. Having texture toys like sand and sequence help calm my students too. Puppets are great for the kids to talk to because most of the time my students rather tell their secrets to a puppet because they feel that it is a security for them.

Mrs. Wurm
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wakeman Portable Folding Fitness Pedal Stationary Under Desk Indoor Exercise Bike Arms, Legs, Physical Therapy Calorie Counter • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
KINGDOM SECRET 4LB Weighted Sensory Snake Helps for Kids with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers and SPD • Amazon Business $51.45 1 $51.45
Hansa 4039 Toys - Tiger Hand Puppet, Multi • Amazon Business $45.90 1 $45.90
Sootheze Tiger - Weighted Sensory Microwavable Stuffed Animal - Hot & Cold Therapy - Perfect for Autism, ADHD, Occupational Therapy • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Weighted Lap Pad Weighted Lap Blanket - Calming Portable Sensory Support for Autism Anxiety Stress ADHD & Fidgets - Multiple Sizes & Prints (3 lbs & W 17" x H 14" - DinoRoars) • Amazon Business $34.49 1 $34.49
Weighted Lap Pad Weighted Lap Blanket - Calming Portable Sensory Support for Autism Anxiety Stress ADHD & Fidgets - Multiple Sizes & Prints (3 lbs - W 17" x H 14" - Unicorns) • Amazon Business $34.49 1 $34.49
Folkmanis Red Fox Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96
Bottles N Bags 67" Sequin Snake Large Stuffed Animal Toy 1 Pack (Random Color) • Amazon Business $19.75 1 $19.75
5 Pc Sensory Processing Disorder Bundle for Kids; Autistic Toys, ADHD Tools, Stress & Anxiety Relief • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Creativity for Kids Sequin Drawing Board • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Sparkling Play Sand - 2 LBS of Shimmering Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy for Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | for ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
3 Pack of Liquid Motion Timers Sensory Toys for Stress Relief - Great as Bubbler Timer Fidget Toys for Kids, Satisfying Mini Lava Lamp Office & Desk Toys, Figit Toy Gift for Boys, Girls, and Adults! • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
D-FantiX Rainbow Puzzle Ball Cube Magic Rainbow Ball Bundle Stress Fidget Ball Fidget Toys for Kids Set of 2 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Purple Ladybug Novelty Pack of 10 Stretchy String Sensory Toys for Stress Relief - Great as Fidget Toys for Kids & Children, Office & Desk Toys, Figit Toy Gift for Boys, Girls, and Adults! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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