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Ms. Bivings from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Learning Fun and Accessible

My students need gross motor and sensory activities, literacy materials, and social skills books.

  • $357 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are three to eight-year old students from a Title I school in Washington, DC. They are very motivated and engaged students who love to learn, play, and explore their environment. My students sometimes learn differently from their peers in some ways. Many students are auditory and tactile learners and some require specialized seating and fidgets to help them focus during learning time. They are super motivated, friendly, and active children who love to read, play, and engage with others.

My Project

My students learn best when their sensory needs and are met and they have ample opportunity to exercise their muscles. Materials like Theraputty, exercise balls, and fidgets are essential to getting their bodies and minds ready for learning and sustaining focus on academic tasks.

Students in my class begin each school day engaging in gross motor activities and fine motor strengthening exercises.

The exercise balls, fitness dice, and reaction balls will help engage students in gross motor skills. Theraputty play will help students build fine motor muscles necessary for extended writing sessions. These materials will also keep student engagement high.

Ms. Bivings
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon Scent, 200 Wipes/Canister (7QBSAN200WP) • Quill.com $8.49 4 $33.96
Know Your Emotions Book Set (Set of 4) - Paperback • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.95 1 $30.95
Fiddle Focus for Busy Hands - Bugs • Nasco $23.95 1 $23.95
CanDo Inflatable Exercise Ball with Stability Feet - 22 • Nasco $21.95 1 $21.95
Steps to Retelling Fiction - Single Step • Nasco $5.00 4 $20.00
Fiddle Focus for Busy Fingers - Tie Dye • Nasco $17.50 1 $17.50
22 Body Sport Fitness Ball • Nasco $16.50 1 $16.50
Fitness Dice • Nasco $15.95 1 $15.95
Quill Brand Hand Sanitizer, Aloe Formula, Pump, 10 oz. (QB10SAN) • Quill.com $2.37 6 $14.22
Pin Art with Black Frame • Nasco $11.50 1 $11.50
CanDo Theraputty Exercise Material - Medium Green 2-oz. Container • Nasco $7.95 1 $7.95
CanDo Theraputty Exercise Material - Soft Red 2-oz. Container • Nasco $7.95 1 $7.95
CanDo Theraputty Exercise Material - Extra Soft Yellow 2-oz. Container • Nasco $7.95 1 $7.95
Reaction Ball - Baseball Size • Nasco $4.25 1 $4.25

Materials cost

$234.58

Vendor shipping charges

$20.54

State sales tax

$14.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$302.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.42

Total project goal

$356.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$356.13

1 Donor

-$118.71

Donations toward project cost

-$118.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$216.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$184.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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