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Mrs. Vaal from Indianapolis IN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Phase Two: Completing Our Sensory Room!

Help me give my students a trampoline, ball chairs, lap pads, and more, for our sensory room!

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My Students

I work with an amazing group of students in an urban school in Indiana. My classes focus on language, communication, sensory, and social skills needed to be as independent as possible in the post-secondary world.

Without a way to communicate and independently regulate yourself, the world is nearly impossible to navigate.

The energy and spirit of the kids I work with is extremely infectious. While the community lacks financial and material resources, they more then make up for it with school spirit and a determination to succeed.

My Project

The Trideer ball chairs, CanDo Donut Exercise yoga ball, and balance board will help students with low muscle tone and stability improve their strength. The sequin pillows will allow for visual stimulation and tactile stimulation for calming purposes. The orthopedic massage floor mats, three dimensional pin art board, and the National Geographic play sand will help our visually impair students explore textures. The trampoline will help students who need a way to release over stimulation to bring them back down to a calm relaxed state. This room is an area for students to learn to be mindful of their emotions, to reflex and release tension appropriately, and to help them return to a state of mind in which they can learn to their fullest potential back in their educating classrooms. The saucer chair provides deep pressure in an alternative seating option and the lights provide a visually calming atmosphere. Mental health and self regulating is a growing need of focus in our current education system and these materials will help complete our sensory room to give our students a safe place to learn these skills.

Mrs. Vaal
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
wolfyok Exercise Trampoline with Safety Pad Adjustable Handle Bar Portable & Foldable Rebounder for Adults Kids Body Fitness Training Workout Max Load 220 lbs • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Trideer Ball Chair, Exercise Stability Yoga Ball with Base for Home and Office Desk, Ball Seat, Flexible Seating with Ring & Pump, Improves Balance, Back Pain, Core Strength & Posture • Amazon Business $32.99 2 $65.98
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids 5 pounds - Great Weighted Lap Blanket for Kids with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder - Classroom and Special Education Supplies • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
SIRENE Mermaid Pillow Reversible Sequin Pillow That Changes Color - Aqua purple Flip Sequin Pillow • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Massage Module Game Mat for Kids - Orthopedic Massage Puzzle Floor mats - Carpet • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Black • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
StrongTek Oval Wood Balance Board and Wobble Stability Rocker, Core Strength Exercise Fitness Accessory, Workout, Yoga, Standing Desk Use (Black) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
CanDo Donut Exercise, Workout, Core Training, Swiss Stability Ball for Yoga, Pilates and Balance Training in Gym, Office or Classroom. Blue, 85 cm W x 40 cm • Amazon Business $17.87 1 $17.87
IMAGE 8 Modes Curtain Lights 9.8x6.6 Foot 224 LED String Lights Fairy String Lights for Wedding Party Home Garden Indoor Outdoor Wall Backdrops Decorations Waterproof UL Safety Standard Warm White • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Super Z Outlet Classic 3-Dimensional Pin Art Board Metal Silver Toy for Sculptures, Children & Adults Learning Gift • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39

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