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Ms. Martin from Lexington SC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping a Calm Classroom Environment

My students need items to keep them calm, such as an oil diffuser, sensory tools, light covers, kinetic sand, and a weighted lap pad.

  • $265 goal

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My Students

My students are ages 18-21 and have unique abilities that differ from other students their same age. In our class, they will work on vocational and functional skills more than they would focus on academic areas. This is to prepare each of them for life after high school.

While each of them have different needs, they are all very talented, caring, and loving individuals.

They deserve the best educational experience they can get, and I hope to give them just that!

My Project

Because of the sensory needs most of my students have, they may become quickly overwhelmed by their surrounding environment. By eliminating sound, lights, and adding calming techniques, they will be able to learn to the best of their ability.

Instead of being reactive, my goal is to incorporate these calming devices into my classroom to be proactive to my students' needs.

I plan on using the oil diffuser every day in order to relax and calm the students, so that they are able to focus and learn. The light covers and earmuffs will also create a more calming environment, especially students that get overstimulated by bright lights/noise. For students that struggle with overstimulation or anxiety, the kinetic sand, sensory tools, and weighted lap pad will help relief stress.

They will benefit largely from these additions by being able to balance out their sensory needs in a calming environment. This will ensure positive behaviors are maintained throughout the day and also that they will be more focused during their academics studies.

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This project will reach 9 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weighted Lap Pad for Kids | Unique Warming & Cooling Feature | Help with Self-Calm and Relaxation | Multiple Weight & Sizes | Great for Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business $49.97 1 $49.97
Natrogix Nirvana Essential Oils - Top 18 Essential Oil Set 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade 18/10ml Incl. Lavender, Moroccan Rosemary, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and 13 More w/Free E-Book • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Radiate Your Love Aromatherapy Wood Grain Essential Oil Diffuser Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier 7 Color Changing Mood Enhancing LED Lights 4 Timer Option Auto Shut Off 300ml For Office Bedroom Studio • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $25.21 1 $25.21
Kinetic Sand 6028362 3 lb. Beach Sand for Ages, Multicolor • Amazon Business $11.69 2 $23.38
Mpow 035 Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Shooters Hearing Protection Ear Muffs, Adjustable Shooting Ear Muffs, NRR 28dB Professional Ear Defenders for Shooting Hunting Season, with a Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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