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Ms. M. from Elliston VA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Movement and Sensory With Ms. M

My students need to learn in a sensory-friendly environment. Students need gym mats for safe gross motor play, riverstone steppers for balance and vestibular integration, sensory floor tiles for input and focus, and calm-down fidgets.

  • $607 goal

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My Students

I work in a school system which embraces full inclusion of students with disabilities. My students are smart, funny, caring little humans who need the very best our school system can offer.

My students access special education services and supports, and they face barriers to communication and academic achievement that other students don’t have to worry about.

They enrich our school, and our commitment to inclusion gives them the confidence to shine.

I work primarily with students who have sensory disabilities and students who require focused, positive behavior interventions and supports. My students utilize sign language, spoken language, and adapted communication devices to make sense of their world and to access instruction. Many of my students have significant sensory integration needs, as well.

My students live and learn in a community which is predominantly low-income. Learning is maximized when they have the most appropriate spaces and tools.

My Project

My students come to class with all kinds of experiences and needs. Many have difficulty with long days in a classroom, and become overwhelmed with too much sensory input. In Special Education we meet-and teach students where they are.

In order to meet their needs, and to keep them ready and able to learn, my students need floor mats for safe gross motor play, sensory tiles and stepping stones for focus, balance, and vestibular input, and a calm-down corner stocked with multi sensory fidget items.

Sometimes a stressed student just needs to get out all of his energy in a safe space so that he can return to class calm and focused. Another student might need to center himself with spiky balls or stretchy rods to head off a meltdown. Twist fidget toys can help little ones stay seated for story time.

The sensory room, as we call it, is separate from the general education environment. Many students access this space throughout the day, and it is also where I teach handwriting to my pre-k group.

At Eastern Montgomery, everyone matters; everyone succeeds. We use positive behavior supports to build confident learners and authentic school community. As opposed to punitive measures, we use appropriate sensory spaces help students build emotional regulation skills. I am honored to serve this school and this community.

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Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
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 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gymmatsdirect 4'x10'x2" Gymnastics Tumbling Exercise Mat, High Density EPE Foam Core Folding Gym Mats, Black • Amazon Business $139.99 1 $139.99
We Sell Mats Folding Exercise Gym Mats, 4 x 10', Purple • Amazon Business $119.95 1 $119.95
Liquid Floor Tile Six Pack - By Playlearn (Mixed Color) 30 x 30 • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
Gonge Riverstones • Amazon Business $65.13 1 $65.13
Set of 3! Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Spiky Sensory Balls (Pack of 5) - Squeezy and Bouncy Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
KeNeer 7Pack Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys - Relieve Stress, and Increase Patience - Build Resistance Squeeze, Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$478.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$515.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.96

Total project goal

$606.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$606.41

2 Donors

-$606.41

Donations toward project cost

-$515.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.96

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$0.00

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