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Mrs. Pimentel from McKinleyville CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self Regulating and Sensory Solutions for Behavior Management

My students need a corner of the classroom where they can access sensory and self regulating tools to help them succesfully manage their day and focus on their academics.

  • $898 goal

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My Students

My students are in a self contained Spanish Immersion classroom where 50% of their curriculum is to be learned in Spanish, which for most is their second language and 50% in English.

Their enthusiasm, hard work ,and perseverance is evident as they not only are rising up to the challenges with Common Core and all of the new expectations but are doing so in a second language.

My students jump at the opportunity to share skills they have obtained with others. They are creative and opened minded willing to learn new skills or techniques. There is such a diversity of basic needs for students to have the ability to be focused and learn that I am excited obtain the necessary resources in the classroom tod help them manage the variety of challenges and needs.

My Project

Not all students learn the same and have different sensory needs. Sensory tools are important in the classroom as they are intended to promote regulation, improve focus, increase participation, and therefore making students available for learning!

When you include sensory supports or tools in a classroom, they will be used differently by kids depending on what their bodies need, when they need input, and how they choose to use the tools!

This is the key to a sensory-informed classroom allowing students to be supported in the various sensory needs allowing them to focus on their academic goals.

Several alternative seating to replace traditional chairs are needed to allow students who are physically finding it challenging to be in a desk all day. In addition furniture risers are on the list to create a "standing table" and several fidget supports for students who are needing to constantly be moving. The colored strips are for students who are visual challenged to track reading words and dealing with light contrast. Some of the other sensory support tools like sensory sand, sensory tray, water beads, stress and balls are for supporting students with alternatives to help self regulate and manage stress. The golf balls are to assist in noise regulation. The audible countdown timer is for students in need of more support in time management and transitions.

I am hoping to use these sensory tools in a way that they are naturally embedded into the existing school day which will make them more likely to be used by more than just my sensory students, therefore decreasing the social stigma of needing something “different” which all students will benefit from!

Mrs. Pimentel
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Furniture Footies Small Golf Ball Size Black Precut Tennis Ball Chair Leg Floor Protector Pad Glides-100 Count.Smooth, Quiet, Allergen & Latex Free While Precut for Safety • Amazon Business $179.00 1 $179.00
Kore Patented ADJUSTABLE height , Active Sitting for Children, Kids, Teens: Better than a Balance Ball, Works with a standing desk, Adjusts from 15.5 to 21.5 inches, in Blue • Amazon Business $117.99 1 $117.99
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $58.77 1 $58.77
Time Timer Audible Countdown Timer - 12 inch - Black • Amazon Business $26.00 1 $26.00
Sensory Sand Ultimate Set -- Over 3 Lbs of No Mess Magic Sand for Kids Toddlers • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
(Set of 10) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands ,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by ,Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $23.88 1 $23.88
Home-it Adjustable Bed Risers or Furniture Riser bed lifts in Heights of 8, 5 or 3 Inches Heavy Duty Set of 4 bed riser • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Wobble Cushion Balance Disc by Pavandeep Inflatable Wiggle Seat for Flexible Sitting Stability or Core Training- Use on Desk Chair - Free Pump Included (Purple) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Windy City Novelties Soccer Stress Ball - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
S&S Worldwide WFT07 Inflatable Sensory Tray • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Kinetic Sand The One and Only, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Homder 12 Pack Colorful Sensory Fidget Stretch Toys Helps Reduce Fidgeting Due to Stress and Anxiety for ADD, ADHD, Autism(6 Colors) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Reading Guide Highlighter Strips, Set of 5 Colors: Blue, Orange, Green, Pink, Yellow with InPrimeTime Storage Case (InPrimeTimeExclusive) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix, 8 Ounces (Half Pound), for Orbeez Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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