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Ms. Roman from Meriden CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Play With a Fidget, Not a Phone!

Help me give my students fidgets to keep their hands busy and their minds focused!

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our school community (grades 9-12) are wonderfully unique. They encompass a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and ideas all of which help create a diverse learning environment.

Many of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and do not have access to the privileges that many teenagers take for granted.

Our students, like all students, deserve learning opportunities and access to information to help them become successful, contributing members of society. Our students are full of passion, energy, and excitement. They take pride in their successes, especially when overcoming obstacles.

My Project

My high school students love their phones! Who doesn't?! But... unfortunately, they easily get distracted by their phones and become disengaged in the classroom. Many students lack the ability to self-regulate and it is difficult for them to go "cold turkey" and focus in class with nothing in their hands. Phone distractions are difficult for teachers to compete with. I need to get creative in the classroom to help combat student disengagement due to phone use! I hope to use the wide-variety of fidgets to connect to the personal preferences of my students. Every student should be able to find a fidget that will act as a phone replacement when needed so students can actively focus on their learning instead of on their phones.

If I can trade students a fidget for a phone then I expect student focus and engagement to increase.

Many students need to do something with their hands because they are so used to having and playing with a phone. I want to use the variety of fidgets to connect to the personal preference of my students. My goal is to keep their hands productively busy so their minds can focus and all students can find their greatest level of success in the classroom. Play with a fidget, not a phone!

Ms. Roman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fidget Toy Flippy Chain - Stress Relief Perfect for ADHD, ADD, Anxiety in Classroom or Office for Students, Kids or Adults Dexterity Exercise Stocking Stuffers Gifts for Him or Her in Bulk (10 Pack) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Spiky Sensory Ring/Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidget Toys/Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
D-FantiX Carbon Fiber 2x2 3x3 Pyramid Speed Cube Bundle, Magic Cube Puzzle Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Tangle Creations Tangle Therapy • Amazon Business $8.86 2 $17.72
Kekow Plastic Storage Baskets for Bathroom, Beauty and Closets Organization, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
Fidget Toys (Pack of 20, 10 Colors) by Austor - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus for Adults and Children, Sensory Marble and Mesh Fidgets Help with ADHD ADD OCD Autism • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
26 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Roller Chain Fidget Toy Stress Reducer, ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism (Green 2PK) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Roller Chain Fidget Toy Stress Reducer, ADHD, Anxiety Autism (Orange 2PK) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Sensory Stretch Bounce Ball, Stress Squishy Therapy Ball - Pack Of 4 Cool And Fun Assorted Therapeutic Stress Reliever Ball - Novelty & Gag Toys, Party Favor, Bag Stuffer, Giveaway, Gifts- By Kidsco • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
nobasco Sensory Toys Set, 17 Pack Fidget Toys Bundle Stress Relief Hand Toys Adults Kids, Stretchy String/Liquid Motion/Cube/Twist Puzzle/Mesh Marble/Mochi Squishy - Perfect ADHD ADD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Remokids Fidget Toys, New Improved Anti-Anxiety Attention Toy Relieves Stress and Anxiety Focus Toys for Work Home Class • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mind Puzzle Fidget Cube for Kids and Adults, Stress And Anxiety Relief Brain Teasers for Hand and Wrist for Small Boys and Girls, Perfect Get Well Soon Infinity Cube Present, Best Toy of 2018 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Impresa Products 3-Pack of Monkey Stringy Balls (Latex-Free, BPA/Phthalate-Free) - Great Fidget / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fidget Dodecagon –12-Side Fidget Cube Relieves Stress and Anxiety Anti depression cube for Children and Adults with ADHD ADD OCD Autism (B1 Green) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
TGS Gems® Black Obsidian Carved Irish Worry Stone Healing Crystal Free Pouch Sold By 1pcs • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

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