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Mrs. McBryde from Raleigh NC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensing a Need for Sensory Materials

Help me give my students desk bicycles, bands to bounce on, and fidget materials to help meet their sensory needs.

  • $594 goal

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My Students

The students at our school are wonderful, hardworking, and always willing to try something new and challenging. We are part of a very large school system but our school is on the smaller side serving around 400 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

Our school is a title one public school with a learning environment focused on the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) designed to help students learn how to solve real-world problems.

Our students show persistence in all that they do and know that failure is just their first attempt in learning. They are always looking for ways to improve and grow.

My Project

These sensory materials will allow students to take charge of their learning and find what works best for them. Each child has different needs and these materials will help create the best learning environment for some of my students. Students need choices to help give them control of their day. I have seen first hand how choice can affect my students positive attitude and work ethic. They take ownership of their work and behavior. Currently my students have the flexibility to choose different seating options in our classroom. They always choose sitting on wobble stools, cushions, an ottoman, or the floor over a regular chair.

I am so excited to give them more options so they can find out what works best for their learning.

I have several students in mind who could benefit from these specific items and I just need your help to get them here! The pedal bikes, ball stands, and bouncy bands will allow my students with extra energy to stay active during lessons without disturbing others. The other materials are small fidget tools that students can use to keep their hands busy throughout the day.

I can't wait to see the positive impact these items have on my students!

Mrs. McBryde
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DeskCycle Desk Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser, White • Amazon Business $145.00 2 $290.00
Harkla Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - 5-pounds - Great Weighted Lap Blanket for Kids with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Incline Fit Exercise Ball Base (1 pc or 4 pcs) - Workout Accessory, Alternative to Office Desk Chair or Pregnancy Birthing Ball; Fits 55, 65, 75cm Exercise Balls, 4-Piece • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Fidget Toys Set, 16 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Bouncy Bands Original for Elementary School Chairs (Blue, Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Original Bouncy Bands® for Desks - Children Love Bouncing Their feet and Feeling The Tension to Relieve Their Anxiety, hyperactivity, Frustration, or Boredom. • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Neliblu Sensory Fidget Snake Cube Twist Puzzle, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Knead Erasers, Drawing Art Kneaded Erasers, Large Kneaded Rubber Erasers for Drawing, Charcoal, Pastels-Moldable Putty Rubber, No Smudge Eraser, Sketching Supplies for Artists-6 Pack (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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