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Mrs. Santandrea from Bridgeport CT is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Movement Helps Us Learn!

My students need a trampoline to help them expend energy and feel more regulated throughout the day. Sensory toys like play food, Giant Sight and Sound Tubes and My First Laptop help them learn about the world around them.

  • $405 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom has 8 non verbal 5-7 year old autistic students. Most of the day we are using different modalities to learn.

In a non-verbal classroom like ours, we use sensory toys and games to teach our students about the world around them.

They need to learn about cause and effect like, What happens when I shake this? What sound does it make? What happens when I push this button? And, Will it happen every time I push it? This kind of learning helps our students understand the world around them and helps to make it a less scary place for them.

My Project

My students love movement! A classroom trampoline is so important for a quick movement break, which my students need often. A jump on the trampoline can help them feel more regulated and be able to sit down and focus on new learning. Jumping on the trampoline also helps my students rid themselves of excess energy and feel more relaxed.

My classroom will be better equipped to handle the sensory needs of my students with a trampoline and the other sensory toys I requested.

I want my students to feel calm and ready to learn!

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TRAMPOLINE FOLD AND GO • School Specialty $144.83 1 $144.83
AA931 - Giant Sight & Sound Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LM365 - Best-Buy Play Food Assortment • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
VR271 - My First Laptop • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$294.80

Vendor shipping charges

$14.48

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$343.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.65

Total project goal

$404.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$404.35

6 Donors

-$275.95

Donations toward project cost

-$258.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.25

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.40

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$0.00

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