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Ms. Findley from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Aids for Sensational Exceptional Learners

Help me give my students sensory aids such as stress balls and fidget cubes, which will assist them in maintaining focus.

  • $193 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in a public career and technical education high school in East New York. Our students love hands-on projects, working in groups, and learning about technology!

If you've never seen a 9th grader explain how to operate a cutting-edge subway car, you need to come by my class.

My learners are not only knowledgeable about the latest technology, but they're also passionate about sharing their knowledge with others.

My learners are passionate, generous, energetic, and committed to learning. I'm inspired daily by how they overcome obstacles to pursue success. I hope that this project can help me support them in attaining their goals!

My Project

Sensory aids such as fidget cubes and stress balls are shown to encourage focus and attention to class instruction in students who struggle with attention. I recently lent a fidget spinner to one of my students during a project, and I noticed that it greatly increased his ability to focus. Intrigued, I lent the spinner to a few of my other students during a variety of activities.

Regardless of the activity being performed, my students were noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they were given a sensory aid such as a fidget spinner.

However, I currently do not have enough sensory aids for my students who need them. Because of this, I am seeking to build a classroom set of sensory aids to support my exceptional learners, so they can demonstrate their full true potential.

Ms. Findley
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stages Learning Sensory Builder Finger Fidget Spinner High Speed, Quality Bearing, Stress Reducer for Add, ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Yellow, 3 x 3 • Amazon Business $9.91 4 $39.64
Pure Origins® |"Keep Calm" Funny Motivational Stress Balls | Squeeze Ball Gift 4 Pack | Fidget Accessory for Stress Relief, Concentration, Anxiety, Motivation, ADHD, Autism and Team Building • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
CHUCHIK Best Fidget Cube Toys. Prime Desk Toy, Reduce Anxiety and Stress Relief for Autism, ADD, ADHD & OCD (Black-Green) • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
Chuchik Best Fidget Cube Toys. Prime Desk Toy, Reduce Anxiety and Stress Relief for Autism, ADD, ADHD & OCD (Black-Blue) • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
Chuchik Best Fidget Cube Toys. Prime Desk Toy, Reduce Anxiety and Stress Relief for Autism, ADD, ADHD & OCD (Camouflage-Army) • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Chuchik Best Fidget Cube Toys. Prime Desk Toy, Reduce Anxiety and Stress Relief for Autism, ADD, ADHD & OCD (Wooden) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

Materials cost

$131.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$163.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.84

Total project goal

$192.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$192.25

6 Donors

-$122.00

Donations toward project cost

-$112.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.15

match offer

-$59.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$50.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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