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Ms. Carolyn from Oakland CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensational Sensory Support for Oakland Students!

Help me give my students the right sensory tools to help them pay attention in class! Sit n move cushions, wiggle stools, chewies, fidgets, and sensory soxs all go towards helping my students focus and attend!

  • $657 goal

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My Students

I work with students with special needs. Due to significant school district cuts​ for many years, my students lack basic sensory tools to access their classroom. My students have a variety of needs that include Autism, cerebral palsy, deaf and hard of hearing, ADHD, sensory processing needs, developmental delays, and motor concerns including fine motor, visual motor, and gross motor skills. Many of the challenges my students face are due to a lack of access to equipment that would support their education and participation in academics.

My students require a multi-sensory learning environment, which includes access to different visual, kinesthetic, tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular activities to optimize their learning experience.

My students are very unique and their curriculum is catered to meet each of their learning styles. Some of my students require lots of movement opportunities to participate. Some of my students require items to decrease stimulation within the classroom. Some of my students require equipment to assist when modifying or adapting activities that they physically cannot access. Handwriting curriculum to improve my students’ handwriting needs is also needed. These are just some of the few challenges my students have.

My Project

My students would strongly benefit from a variety of sensory tools to participate in their classroom. The sensory supplies will go towards helping my students attend and focus within their classroom. Many of my students need opportunities to move while seated at their desk. This includes fidgets, movement bands around their leg chairs, wiggle stools, and sit n move cushions.

The sensory tools that this grant provides will offer my students opportunities to learn given their multi-sensory needs.

They will also provide multiple opportunities to strengthen their fine motor and visual motor skills through multi-sensory activities. The Kick Start Handwriting Without Tears kits and Learn the Alphabet dough mats support visual motor development.

Ms. Carolyn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - 5-pounds - Great Lap Weighted Blanket for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
ECR4Kids ELR-15618-GN Ace Active Core Engagement Wobble Stool for Kids Flexible Classroom and Home Seating, 18" H, Green • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
SANHO Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox - Updated Version, Small, 3-5 Years, 40" L x 27" W, Yellow • Amazon Business $28.96 1 $28.96
SANHO Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Medium,6-9 Years Old, 47''LX27''W Blue • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
CHEWY TUBE COMBO 4 PACK • Amazon Business $24.96 1 $24.96
Brain Training for Reversals: b-d-p-q (Reversal Remedies Workbooks) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $24.90 1 $24.90
Mpow 068 Kids Ear Protection, NRR 25dB Noise Reduction Ear Muffs, Toddler Ear Protection, Protective Earmuffs for Shooting Range Hunting Season for Toddlers Kids Children Teens • Amazon Business $11.19 2 $22.38
Mpow 068 Kids Ear Protection, NRR 25dB Noise Reduction Ear Muffs, Toddler Ear Protection, Protective Earmuffs for Shooting Range Hunting Season for Toddlers Kids Children Teens • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Set of 10 JeVenis Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Chair Fidget Bands Workout Autism Sensory Needs Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $20.66 1 $20.66
Jiggles Massager Elephant and Gator Chewable Oral Massager Variable Speed (Pair of 2) BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources 1-2-3 Build It! Rocket, Train, Helicopter, 15 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
BR281 - Honeybee Tree Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
SUNEE Dry Erase Pockets 30 Pack - Reusable & Oversized 10" x 14" - Clear Durable Plastic Sleeves with 2 Rings for Classroom Organization, Teacher and School Supplies • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Chew Brick Chewable Pencil Toppers - 3-Pack - Chewy Sensory Aid for Autism & Oral Motor Special Needs Kids - Chewing Topper Helps Girls & Boys with Biting Teething by Solace (Mild, Chewy) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
DNA Stress Balls [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 $13.99 1 $13.99
Therapist’s Choice Inflated Air-Filled Stability Balance Disc-Black • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kick Start Kindergarten Handwriting Without Tears • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sensory Chew Necklace Bundle - Silicone Chewies for Autism, Teething, ADHD , Biting, Oral Motor Chewy Stick/Tube Toy Jewelry for Boys, Girls, Kids, Adults - by SENSO MINDS (5 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy for Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | for ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Spiky Sensory Ring/Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidget Toys/Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Musgrave Pencil Company Pencil Fidgets, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
CanDo TheraPutty Standard Exercise Putty, Green: Medium, 6 oz • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix (Half Pound) for Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
CanDo TheraPutty Standard Exercise Putty, Red: Soft, 6 oz • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54

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