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Mrs. Fabian from Philadelphia PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multi-Sensory Materials for a Whole-Child Education

Help me give my students materials that engage their senses to return their attention to learning.

  • $294 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

In the heart of one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country, the students in my first grade class face a daily fight for a brighter future.

These are not typical students.

These are students who face incredible odds -- students whose households struggle with addiction, homelessness, incarceration, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and endless discrimination. These are students who have experienced trauma beyond what we can imagine.

What my students lack in privilege and resources, they make up for with dreams and drive. These students deserve so much more than is currently available to them, and I thank you in advance for fostering their drive and supporting their emotional well-being by donating to a project that will offer them a safe place to process their emotions in a healthy, productive manner.

My Project

Throughout the day, my students struggle to express their myriad feelings in ways that are socially acceptable. We expect them to sit and learn for extended periods of time, yet we often fail to equip them with the skills and materials to do so. In my classroom, I have a "Calm Corner," a sanctuary where my students can go to escape the pressures of their world, a place where they can recharge, a haven where they are free to be CHILDREN. However, I recently discovered that my Calm Corner lacked materials that address all five senses, something that research says is essential to optimal learning. With this project, I seek donations that will meet students' multi-sensory needs so they can maintain their focus and maximize their learning.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y – Grades K-1-2 - 14" High – Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Black • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
TS823 - Theraputty® - Medium • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Nasal Inhaler Aromatherapy Dr. Faimans 3 Pack Energy, Calming, Boosting Opens Airways for Breathing Essential Oil • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair, Bean Bag Cover for Organizing Kid's Room . Fits a Lot of Stuffed Animals, Large/Blue Stripe • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
21 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Set Liquid Motion Timer/Grape Ball/Flippy Chain/Stretchy String/Squeeze-a-Bean Soybeans/Slime/Mesh & Marble/Mochi Squishy for ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety Relief Adult Kids • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
PP508 - Sensory Stars Beanbag Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
25 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Set, Party Favor Christmas Toy Assortment, Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Fillers and Goodie Bags Fillers for ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
JJ152 - Soft & Safe Sensory Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
JA-RU Super Stretchy Banana (Pack of 2) and 1 Collectable Bouncy Ball Stretches Long & Shrink Slow. Smells Good 3340-2p • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55

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