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Mrs. Kindorf from East Boston MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Sense of My World!

My students need a sensory corner which should be safe, fun and comforting, rich in opportunity to organize the senses! The drawers will help organize this space, and the ball pit will provide many sensory experiences.

  • $570 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have been diagnosed with varying levels of Autism Spectrum Disorder in an urban elementary school in East Boston. My school has a very diverse set of learners with 70 percent of these students being English Language Learners as well as also having a highly specialized strand for students with Autism from preschool through grade 5.

“Stop thinking about normal…You don’t have a big enough imagination for what your child can become” Johnny Seitz

The students in our program have sensory needs that are unimaginable to others. These tools; ball pits, timers, noise-cancellation head phones etc can be extremely helpful to our students in helping them organize their systems to be ready to work. I want to be able to give them every tool possible to become everything they want to be!

My Project

Students with Autism have many different sensory needs and therefore need a safe space to help organize their systems when needed! I am asking for items to help create a safe and welcoming environment for the students in my autism strand program to be able to help them with this.

Timers, noise-cancellation headphones, ball pits and fidget-toys will provide many opportunities for our students to increase adaptive responses leading to the ability to experience new and novel experiences in the future!

A sensory corner is an area of a classroom where students have a time, place and space to organize their sensory system and calm their bodies and minds before re-entering the general classroom.

Currently in our classrooms we do not have the opportunity for our students to use materials to help stimulate and organize their senses outside of their once or twice weekly occupational therapy sessions. Giving them the opportunity to use these items in class will allow for much more access to learning!

Mrs. Kindorf
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Homz Plastic 6 Drawer Medium Cart, White Cart with Clear Drawers, Set of 1 • Amazon Business $44.99 3 $134.97
Time Timer TTP7-W TTP7-W PLUS 60 Minute Visual Analog Timer; Optional Alert (Volume-Control Dial); Silent Operation (No Ticking); 5.5” wide x 7” tall; Time Management Tool; Charcoal • Amazon Business $27.98 3 $83.94
HearTek Kids Earmuffs Hearing Protection with Travel Bag- Junior Ear Defenders For Children, Padded Baby Ear Protection, Infants, Small Adults, Women - Adjustable Protectors Noise Reduction Ear Muffs • Amazon Business $14.98 3 $44.94
The Original Fidget - Aqua & Silver Circle Sequin Pillow Fidget Toy for Sensory Therapy to Relieve Stress and Increase Focus for Adults and Kids. Helps with ADHD ADD Autism by Little Monkey- 1C • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Truedays Kids Ball Pit Playpen for Toddlers, 39.4 inch with Storage Bag, Red Blue,No Balls • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Floor Bloom Decorative Starfish Pillow (Peach) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Pop Toob Set of Six (Colors May Vary) by Poof Slinky • Amazon Business $9.95 3 $29.85
DNA Stress Relief Ball by VITAL TOYS - 3 Pack- Squeezing Balls- Sensory Stress Balls For Kids & Adults- Ideal Sensory Toy for Autism, Anxiety, ADHD & More • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97

Materials cost

$447.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$484.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.46

Total project goal

$569.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$569.73

6 Donors

-$560.02

Donations toward project cost

-$484.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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