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Ms. Cochran from Washington DC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensational Safe Space

My students need materials tools to build a sensory corner, including fill for bean bags, sheer curtains to mute the light, pellets for a weighted blanket, textured pillows, and motor developing tools (theraputty, bandeez, and foam).

  • $543 goal

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My Students

Our class is full of exceptional and unique learners. My students love to read, share ideas, and explore real-world problems. Perhaps most importantly, our classroom focuses intensely on believing in ourselves, and in helping ourselves learn in the ways that are just right for us.

At our school, we say that together we lead, and in our classroom, each student knows that only together can we succeed and grow.

DC Bilingual is a Title I dual language school, and students come from diverse backgrounds throughout the city. We've seen over and over that together we lead, together we grow, and together we can help our community grow strong.

My Project

The materials I'm requesting will go towards building a sensory corner in our classroom. For most people, our sensory-motor needs are met through our day-to-day activities. For the majority of students in my class, they need either additional or more varied sensory stimulation in order to stay engaged, happy, and safe as learners. This corner will allow them to engage in sensory experiences that are fun, comforting, and teach them to manage their needs.

Your donation for this project will directly support the academic, physical, and emotional growth of my students.

Students with appropriate access to sensory input are more expressive, focused, and healthier!

Most of these items will directly develop students' sense of proprioception (body awareness, usually experienced through fine and gross motor tasks or tactile input). Some items (the bean bag refills, Big Joe bean bag, poly-pellets, and fleece blankets) will be used enhance students' sense of space surrounding the body. Other items build and engage small motor proprioception with muscle building tasks (Fidget bundle, Theraputty, Foam, mechanical pencils/refills, and Fidgeteez Bands) or through soothing, touchable input (area rug, pillow inserts, pillow shams).

One of the most important aspects of a sensory corner is for students to be able to block out bright lights and sounds (like those common in a classroom!) To help students do this, I'm requesting a set of headphones, multiple sheer curtains, and soft twinkle lights.

Finally, I'm requesting a few items to organize this space. The shelf will be a home for the foam, putty, and fidgets. The Command hooks will hold the headphones up, hold the curtains back when not in use, and support the fishing line, which the curtains will be hung from. The sand timers will allow students to manage their time in the corner--and get back to learning!

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Ms. Cochran
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SmithOutlet 10 Pack Over the Head Low Cost Headphones • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Gold Medal 3900900xx Virgin Expanded Polystyrene Bean Bag Refill • Amazon Business $12.14 3 $36.42
Ultra Soft 4.5 Cm Thick Indoor Morden Area Rugs Pads, New Arrival Fashion Color [Bedroom] [Livingroom] [Sitting-room] [Rugs] [Blanket] [Footcloth] for Home Decorate. Size: 4 Feet X 5 Feet (Grass green) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Radiant Orchid • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Fidgeteez Set of 12 Chair Bands. Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom. Bounce or Stretch the Bands. Works for ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Needs. Silent and Non-Disruptive. • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Elegant Comfort 2-Piece SHEER PANEL with 2inch ROD POCKET - Window Curtains 60-inch width X 84-inch Length - Lavender • Amazon Business $23.73 1 $23.73
Fairfield Poly-Pellets Weighted Stuffing Beads • Amazon Business $11.29 2 $22.58
H-Partner Relieves Stress and Increase Focus Bundle Sensory Twisted Squeeze Fidget Toys Set- Fidget Chain/Cube, Infinity Magic Cube/Ball, Liquid Motion Timer Ferrofluid Bottle (16 PACK) • Amazon Business $20.90 1 $20.90
Christmas Window Lights with 8 Modes Remote,300 LED Warm White Twinkle Fairy Icicle Hanging Twinkly Curtain Star String Lights for Bed Canopy Indoor Outdoor Bedroom Wall Wedding Christmas Decoration • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Foamily Premium Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, 16" L X 16" W, Standard/White • Amazon Business $7.89 2 $15.78
MOCOFO Set of 2 Reversible Sequins Mermaid Pillow Cover Throw Cushion Case 16 x 16 Inch (40 x 40 cm) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Furinno Pasir 3-Tier Open Shelf Bookcase, White/Green 11003WH/GR • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Bic Mechanical Pencils, 40 count, Black barrel with multi color clips • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
FUN FOAM Modeling Foam Beads Play Kit (5 Blocks) by Special Supplies|Children’s Educational Clay for Arts & Crafts|Kindergarten & Preschool Kids Toys|Develop Creativity & Motor Skills • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Teacher Created Resources Small Sand Timers Combo Pack (20663) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Throw it Super Silky Soft Faux Fur Square Shaggy Throw Pillow Case Cover 18"x 18", Cozy Hand Feeling Fluffy Plush Fuzzy Cushion Case, Home Decor for Sofa Couch Chair Bed,Purple • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Cozy 50 X 60 Fleece Throw Blanket -Navy • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
Cozy 50 X 60 Fleece Throw Blanket -Lime Green • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Foamily Premium Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, 18" L X 18" W, Standard/White • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
DreamKingdom - 2 PCS Solid Sheer Window Curtains/Drape/Panels/Treatment Brand New 55"Wx84"L - Lime • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
CanDo TheraPutty Plus Anti-microbial, Green: Medium, 4 oz • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Command Wire Hooks Value Pack, Small, White, 9-Hooks (17067-9ES) • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20
Command Large Utility Hook, White, 3-Hooks, 6-Strips (17003-3ES) • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
Stren High Impact Monofilament Fishing Line, Clear, 10 Pound, 1275 Yards • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47
No. 918 Calypso Sheer Voile Rod Pocket Curtain Panel, 59" x 84", Sky Blue • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Pentel C27BPHB3K6 Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refills, 0.7mm, HB, Black, 30 per Tube (Pack of 3 Tubes) • Amazon Business $3.88 1 $3.88

Materials cost

$401.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.38

Total project goal

$542.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$542.53

3 Donors

-$499.88

Donations toward project cost

-$439.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.98

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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