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Mrs. Wilson from McAlester OK is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Secret Sensory Tools

Help me give my students ways to calm down when they are upset and overstimulated.

  • $478 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently share my special needs classroom with 13 boys and 2 girls from 1st grade to 4th grade. Although it is considered a Behavior Program, we laugh, have fun, are real and love learning. We have some behavior issues every now and then, but we work though them together and come out stronger on the other side. My students do tend to get overwhelmed, stressed and overstimulated by things throughout the day, but I could not imagine doing anything else. We are a family!

My Project

In my self-contained special needs classroom of mostly boys, we tend to get overwhelmed and overstimulated with life in general. I do have some things that I have collected over the years for them to use when they are upset, but we need some new tools. Anxiety, hyperactivity, social skills and academics are just some of the life skills we focus on each day. It is difficult to work on the academics though until their other needs are met. With additional flexible seating, sensory tools and fidgets, we can calm our bodies and get to the academics quicker. My students love to learn; we just struggle with maintaining control of our bodies sometimes.

Mrs. Wilson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PEA POD MEDIUM 60 IN L - 0.7MM • School Specialty $90.87 1 $90.87
TIME TIMER AUDIBLE 8'' • School Specialty $34.78 2 $69.56
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 4 $67.96
GEL-E-SEAT • School Specialty $37.62 1 $37.62
SMOOTH AND KNOBBY PENCIL TOPPER - MINT FLAVOR • School Specialty $10.43 3 $31.29
SHAPE IT! SAND RED 5LBS • School Specialty $22.71 1 $22.71

Materials cost

$320.01

Vendor shipping charges

$25.20

State sales tax

$26.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$406.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.66

Total project goal

$477.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$477.75

6 Donors

-$388.05

Donations toward project cost

-$363.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.46

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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