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Ms. Graham from West Jordan UT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learn While Lowering Stress & Anxiety

Help me give my students the ability to focus and learn while lowering stress and anxiety by using the active chair, chair bands, and fidget toys.

  • $999 goal

This project expired on May 18, 2022.

This project expired on May 18, 2022.

My Students

I teach 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Special Education students. Our students have special needs that encompass everything from behavioral, physical, social/emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Their disabilities range from sever to mild-moderate. I have 90 special needs students with 18-20 in each class. Each student is unique in their abilities and I love all their little quirks. I try to find ways to help them that support their needs without singling them out from their peers.

Our special needs students suffer from high anxiety and stress levels.

Most, if not all, of our students have difficulty focusing, they fidget, and they have difficulty sitting for periods of time which impacts their ability to learn.

Fidget devices and seat aids help our students be more successful in the classroom by aiding the student to focus, stay in their seat, and get their wiggles out which lowers their anxiety and stress levels and they can focus better on their tasks while being less disruptive so they can maximize their learning opportunities. Also, other students can also be more focused in class when our special needs students have the tools to help them stay engaged in learning.

My Project

Resource (Special Education students) classes in a public school setting will use the materials to help students lower stress and anxiety. The materials will help student focus for periods of time so they can participate constructively and maximize their learning capabilities.

Fidget devices and seat aids help our students be more successful in the classroom.

Students use the fidget devises and seating tools to help them use their disruptive energies in non-disruptive ways while aiding the students in focusing which lowers their anxiety and stress levels while maximizing their learning opportunities. Also, other students can also be more focused in class when our special needs students have the tools to help them use their excess energies in non-disruptive ways while staying focused and actively engaged in learning.

Ms. Graham
Never Before Funded Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 90 students.

Never Before Funded

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wiggle Seat Big Sensory Cushion 13" -Raises Kids' Concentration Improving Performance (Large, Blue) • Amazon Business $24.99 20 $499.80
Active Chair – Adjustable Wobble Chair for Teenagers - Age Range 12-18y – Adjusts from 16.65" to 23.75" – Flexible Seating Classroom - Corrects Posture - Grey • Amazon Business $84.99 2 $169.98
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet | Fidget Bands for Classroom Chair, Seats, Desk, or Bounce Bands - (12 -Pack) Anti-Snap & Non-Slip - Flexible Seating for Kids with ADHD and Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
(55 Pcs) Fidget Toy Pack Push Popping Bubble Mini Fidgets Toys Keychain Set, Tangle Fidget Bracelet Pop Tubes Simple Dimple Fidget Spinners, Sensory Toys Box Party Favors for Autistic ADHD Kids Girls • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
BeYumi Marble Fidget Toys (40 PCS) - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and Those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety, 2 Different Designs • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
6 Pack Pop Balls Fidget Toys, 3D Push Bubble Pop Stress Ball Fidget Toy for Its Autism/Autistic Stress Relief, Poppers Sensory Party Favors Ball Fidget Toys Set Gifts for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
30 Pieces Acupressure Rings, Spiky Sensory Finger Rings Set for Teens, Adults, Silent Stress Reducer and Massager(Red, Blue, Green, Gold, Silver) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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