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Mr. Richards from New Orleans LA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Outer Space: A Sensory Room at Sci High

My students need a sensory space to support them when they need time outside of the classroom. WE need light filters, balls and more.

  • $1,003 goal

This project expired on June 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at Sci High are naturally curious about the world around them. Our school is the top open enrollment school in the New Orleans and this year, our budding ECS program will graduate nearly 20 students.

I support students who experience emotional challenges throughout the school day.

In class, there are activities that can become triggering and in those cases our students will benefit from a space that supported them in finding balance. My students are often the students who lead the classroom and their presence is missed in times of distress. What my students contribute to the classroom is beyond incredible. Because of this I am really proud to have an opportunity to give back to a school that provided me with one of the best educations this city has to offer.

My Project

Outer Space at Sci High will support students with emotional disabilities as a safe space to rest, decompress and rejoin their classmates while preserving their dignity in moments of crisis.

Outer Space will put the students in control featuring special lighting that students can voice control with Alexa aside a ball pit, magnetic gears wall, LEGO building spaces, and reflection writing stations.

The space will be available to students throughout the school day and can be requested to visit at any time. This project will help create a space in our school to provide a place that protects the students dignity while practicing decompression strategies.

Mr. Richards
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 72 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Philips Hue White A19 60W Equivalent LED Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit, 4 A19 White Bulbs and 1 Bridge, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant • Amazon Business $98.90 1 $98.90
Mainstays Spotlight Accent Lamp, Black • Amazon Business $17.61 4 $70.44
Certified Refurbished All-new Echo (2nd Generation) with improved sound, powered by Dolby, and a new design - Charcoal Fabric • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Spinning Gear Magnets (22 pcs / unit) Plastic. Size: 2 1/2" - 4" • Amazon Business $22.15 3 $66.45
Colorations BVRD Colorations Classic Colors Best Value Dough (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $55.53 1 $55.53
AlphaBriks & MathBriks and 10"x10" Green Base Plate | 100% Compatible with All Major Brands | Easy to Remove | Baseplate & Tiles for Education & Fun | 200 2x2 Patent Pending Letter & Number Bricks • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Click N' Play Value Pack of 400 Phthalate Free BPA Free Crush Proof Plastic Ball, Pit Balls - 6 Bright Colors in Reusable and Durable Storage Mesh Bag with Zipper • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Stamina 38-Inch Intone Plus Rebounder • Amazon Business $41.85 1 $41.85
Exercise Ball - Professional Grade Anti-Burst Yoga Ball, Balance Ball for Pilates, Yoga, Stability Training and Physical Therapy (Blue (No Pump), 65cm) • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser, 400ml Wood Grain Aromatherapy Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with Color LED Lights Changing and Waterless Auto Shut-off for Bedroom Office Home Baby Room Yoga • Amazon Business $32.93 1 $32.93
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $20.02 1 $20.02
Debra Dale Designs 4" x 6" Blank Postcards - 80# Astrobrights Cardstock - 10 Colors - Package of 100 - Ready to Print Your Custom Message - Meets All Postal Regulations for Postcard Mailing • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
17.5" x 12" Magnetic Board - Made in the USA - Great Magnetic Bulletin Board, Magnetic Poetry • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
econoLED LED Flexible Strip Lights,Strip Lights, 16.4ft 300leds 5m Waterproof Adhesive Light Strips RGB Color Changing Smd 3528 ribbon Kit with 44key Remote with Power Supply • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
ABC Magnets - 109 Magnetic Alphabet Letters & Numbers With Take Along Bucket By EduKid Toys • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Top 8 Essential Oils, 100% Pure of The Highest Quality, Peppermint/Tee Tree/Rosemary/Orange/Lemongrass/Lavender/Eucalyptus/Frankincense, Therapeutic Grade • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Funky Egg Colorful Splat Ball Squishy Toys | 6 Pack | Stress Relief Eggs Yolk Balls Squishies - Fun Toy For Easter | Anxiety Reducer Sensory Play | Tension Relief For Kids | For Autism & ADHD • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Sound Activated Party Lights with Remote Control Dj Lighting, RBG Disco Ball, Strobe Lamp 7 Modes Stage Par Light for Home Room Dance Parties Birthday DJ Bar Karaoke Xmas Wedding Show Club Pub • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
IRIS Weathertight Storage Box, 19 Quart - Clear • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Adorox 12Pcs.16 inch Multi-color LED Changing Baton 3 Modes Flashing Light up Stick • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
By Annie PBA02033 Light Weight Mesh Fabric, 18" by 54", Turquoise • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Munchables Sensory Toolbox Fidget Pencil Toppers - Sensory Aide (8) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
OPPSK Neon Glasses with Glow LED Shutter Shaped Light-Up Toys Glasses for Costume Show Black Lights Party Halloween Christmas (Battery Non-included) - Yellow • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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