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Mrs. Sanzone from Waterbury CT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Seating Success for ADHD and Other Sensory Needs!

Help me give my students flexible seating and fidget toys to help students with ADHD and other sensory needs succeed.

  • $307 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic, eager to learn, and fun-loving. Despite some tough situations some of my students face at home, they come in everyday really giving it their all. Coming from an urban district and a Title I school, unfortunately my students do not have as many supplies and opportunities as the surrounding districts.

The need for imagination, as a sense of truth, and as a feeling of responsibility — these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education.

- Rudolf Steiner

For this reason, I work extra hard to raise money for supplies that will be used by my students. These supplies benefit my students in so many ways, and it also teaches them a deeper lesson of how good the world can be. Over the years when I have told my students that we have gotten a project funded and we were getting supplies, the looks on their faces were priceless. My students are so appreciative, and donations from kind-hearted people really impact their lives in such a major way!

My Project

Some students in our room require movement in order to be able to concentrate. These CanDo Donut Ball, Wobble Cushions, and Bouncy Bands for Chairs will help students get the sensory input needed so their brains will be regulated and optimal learning can take place. The stretchy string fidgets and fidget toys will also help students focus and learn.

Students with ADHD and other sensory needs need movement to stay motivated.

The students are given a short recess before lunch, but this is not enough time to get the exercise they need throughout the day. When students are able to move, studies have shown that physiological stimulation leads to increased attention. Enhanced attention will lead to higher student engagement.

Please consider helping our class attain these items to help students in our classroom.

Mrs. Sanzone
Grades 3-5
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CanDo Inflatable Donut Ball, Blue, 33.5" • Amazon Business $22.00 5 $110.00
Bouncy Bands Original for Elementary School Chairs (Blue, Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Blue,size: 13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Buzzingbee Sensory Fidget Toy Bundle - Set of 12 Colorful Stretchy Toys for Adults, Teens, & Kids | Tools for Stress Relief, Anxiety, Focus | Work, School, Office Accessories | ADHD, ADD, OCD, Autism • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
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

Materials cost

$226.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$260.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.94

Total project goal

$306.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$306.25

2 Donors

-$100.00

Donations toward project cost

-$92.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$197.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$167.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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