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Mrs. Pyle from Encino CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self-Regulation Tools!

My students need materials that help with self-regulation. Kinetic sand and slime are materials students enjoy using to calm down. Students also use fidget toys to focus during instruction.

  • $242 goal

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My Students

We are a special day class in an exceptional elementary school that receives Title I funds in the Los Angeles area.

Our classroom is full of unique, enthusiastic learners who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in grades Transitional Kindergarten through Second Grade.

Students enjoy expressing themselves by participating in daily classroom routines. Our language arts and mathematics routines include reviewing letters, sounds, counting, etc. as a group. They enjoy participating through singing familiar songs and through kinesthetic learning activities.

We love to learn!

My Project

Students will interact with these materials daily. Students benefit from engaging with different sensory materials like kinetic sand and slime. These are tools that can be used to help students with self-regulation needs, such as calming down when upset. Handling kinetic sand and slime is soothing for many children. They are also very exciting and can be used to motivate students to complete non-preferred tasks. Additionally, fidget toys help students to focus during instruction. Students hold these objects in their hands while working in whole or small groups. It is important that fidget toys are durable as they are used throughout the school day and can wear easily.

Mrs. Pyle
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 11 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 12 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Learning Resources Primary Science Sensory Tubes • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
Slime Kit - ESSENSON Slime Supplies Make Your Own Clear Crystal Slime Floam Slime Glitter Slime, Slime Making Kit for Girls Boys Kids, Includes Clear Crystal Slime, Slime Containers, Foam Balls • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Kinetic Sand Molds and Tools Kit - 23 Piece Kinetic Sand Molds + 5 Sand Art Tools for Magic Sand Brookstone Moon Dough and More • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
DNA Stress Ball by YoYa Toys- 3 Pack- Squeezing Stress Relief Ball- For Kids & Adults- Stress Squishy Toys For Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits & More- Risk-Free Sensory Rubber Ball • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
BESTOYARD Fidget Toys Fiddle Toys Marble Sensory Fidgets Stress Anxiety Relief Helps with Quiet Gadget for Children and Adults 12pcs • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Pop Toob Set of Six (Colors May Vary) by Poof Slinky • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Kinetic Sand Sand Tray - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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