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Mrs. Fournier from Springfield MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Sit, Get Comfortable and Meet Our Sensory Needs!

My students need small wobble chairs, floor chairs, and items to fill our sensory room like an inflatable pea pod and sensory swing!

  • $977 goal

This project expired on July 28, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

No one can walk into my classroom without smiling at the joy my students exude. Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in their early childhood years, my students' significant need for support in communication, behavior, and social skills development has allowed them to be placed in my inner city district's Autism Program. Teaching my students in this program means that I support them in a self-contained, substantially separate environment. We work diligently to help them gain the skills necessary to build functional communication, safety awareness, increasing independence, and confidence so that they can navigate the world and experience all it has to offer them.

But, we have been growing and gaining skills by leaps and bounds!

We teach with a model of visual supports, repetition, modeling, small group, and one-to-one instruction. Behavior often impedes our learning, however, so our primary focus is on teaching self-regulation techniques, calm-down strategies, and communication skills. My students deserve to reach their full potential, to gain the confidence needed to access important life experiences. They will be successful! I'm lucky to be part of their world!

My Project

My classroom has a small sensory room, but it is empty! My students use the space for a break, but it is difficult to meet their needs with just a gym mat on the floor. I dream of a space for my students where they can take a break, regulate their bodies, and rejoin learning time feeling more confident and ready to persevere.

My students need a place to jump, sit, rock, swing, and just be calm!

The swing will provide their bodies with sensory input and the stools will allow them to sit low to the floor or work at a low table while still getting their sensory needs met. The trampoline is critical for break time as many of my students love to jump! The stepping stones will provide them with a way to move their bodies and practice their self-regulation and balance, while the floor chairs will provide a space to sit quietly and read. I cannot wait for my kids to have a space that truly meets their needs instead of stark, empty room! Thank you for exploring my project! It means a lot to my classroom!

Mrs. Fournier
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abilitations 1512739 Inflatable Pea Pod, Kindergarten to 1, 4 to 7 Years, 20" Height, 29" Wide, 48" Length, Vinyl, Junior, Green • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
Indoor Therapy Swing for Kids with Special Needs by InYard | Lycra Snuggle Swing | Cuddle Hammock for Children with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers | Ideal for Sensory Integration (Up to 77lbs, Red) • Amazon Business $74.70 1 $74.70
Gonge Riverstones • Amazon Business $65.13 1 $65.13
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Yellow - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Green - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Purple - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Blue - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Red - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Grey - Kids (14in) • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
PLENY 36 inches Trampoline with Handle for Toddlers, Safety Kids Mini Trampoline (Apple Green) • Amazon Business $60.00 1 $60.00
Back Jack Floor Chair (Original BackJack Chairs) - Standard Size (Purple) • Amazon Business $51.25 1 $51.25
Back Jack Floor Chair (Original BackJack Chairs) - Standard Size (Purple) • Amazon Business $51.25 1 $51.25
BSN Sports Spots Prism (Pack of 6), 9-Feet • Amazon Business $20.14 1 $20.14
Edushape See-Thru Activity Tub, Translucent • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$788.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$829.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.47

Total project goal

$976.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$976.44

7 Donors

-$808.79

Donations toward project cost

-$702.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.32

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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