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Ms. Kimmel from Piedmont OK is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reset, Refocus, and Blast Off

Help me give my students a brain break. I hope to install a sensory path for my students. Sensory paths have been shown to help a child refocus which increases cognitive retention of new information.

  • $247 goal

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My Students

My students are in grades kinder thru fourth. They come from a variety of different socioeconomic statuses and home experiences. For some, school is their only safe place to try, fail, and try again. We encourage each risk they take as it offers a new opportunity to learn.

My students come to school each ready ready to share ideas, create, and learn.

They are explorers. They are curious. They are bright and intuitive. They are funny. They are kind to one another and helpful.

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My Project

It is not uncommon for students (and adults) to lose their focus from time to time. When a student loses his/her focus, learning new material and retaining can become increasingly difficult. Behavior problems can result as frustration builds. Sensory paths provide students with a "brain break" to help regain their focus.

Neurological paths of some students can become full and overloaded and need to be cleared to increase cognition and retention during the learning process.

Imagine having really loud music playing while trying to teach a student to read. You might get agitated, talk loud, get anxious. Luckily, you can turn the music off and your body can reset. Kids with sensory processing disorders can't just simply turn off the radio of their brain. They need a brain break. Their neurological pathways have essentially jammed, and must be cleared. By taking the sensory overloaded kid to our sensory path, they will complete a series of movements as they move through the path that are designed to release the blocked paths and allow the body and brain to refocus.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oracal 651 - 12" x 10yd - White Gloss 010 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Oracal 651 - 12" x 10yd - Black Gloss 070 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Cricut Standard Grip Mat, 12"x24", 2 Mats • Amazon Business $18.46 1 $18.46
Silhouette America SILH-BLADE-3-3T Cameo 3 Blade White • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
ORACAL 651-12010-031-RED Permanent Vinyl 12" x 10' • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
ORACAL 651 Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets Size 12" x 10' (Pink) • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets Oracal 651 - Size 12" x 10' Each roll (Silver) • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets Oracal 651 - Size 12" x 10' each roll (Light Blue) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
12" x 10 ft Roll of Glossy Oracal 651 Green Adhesive-Backed Vinyl for Craft Cutters, Punches and Vinyl Sign Cutters by VinylXSticker • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets Oracal 651 - Size 12" x 10' each roll (Brilliant Blue) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Orange Glossy 12" x 10 Foot Roll of Oracal 651 Permanent Adhesive-Backed Vinyl for Craft Cutters, Punches and Vinyl Sign Cutters • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
ORACAL 651 Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets Size 12" x 10' Yellow • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
ORACAL 651 Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets Size 12" x 10' (Purple) • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
12" x 10 ft Roll of Glossy Oracal 651 Lime Tree Green Adhesive-Backed Vinyl for Craft Cutters, Punches and Vinyl Sign Cutters by VinylXSticker • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Oracal 651 Glossy Permanent Vinyl 12 Inch x 6 Feet - Turquoise Blue • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets Oracal 651 - Size 12" x 5' each roll -Soft Pink (045) • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76

Materials cost

$163.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$209.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.02

Total project goal

$246.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$246.79

5 Donors

-$133.00

Donations toward project cost

-$114.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.45

match offer

-$112.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$95.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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