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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 (Part 2!)

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

  • $340 goal

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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 the most 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 information retention in students who struggle with attention. Last year, I lent a fidget cube to one of my students during a project, and I noticed that it greatly increased his ability to focus. Intrigued, I lent the cube 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 cube.

Last year, with the generous support of friends, family, community members, partners, and other donors, I was able to secure a set of sensory aids to provide to my highest-need students. The positive impacts of these supplies were multi-fold, but the most telling endorsement came from the students themselves, who told me that they felt more able to focus on the task at hand when armed with their sensory aids. Because of this success, I am eager to continue providing similar aids to my incoming class of new students for the next school year.

Our incoming class next year has a high proportion of students with ADHD and Autism, and who otherwise struggle with attention. Therefore, I am seeking to build a classroom set with a variety of sensory aids, so that I can be fully prepared to support my exceptional learners to demonstrate their full potential, starting with the very first day of school.

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

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Stress Relief Balls (3-pack) - Tear-Resistant, Non-toxic, BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free (Colors as Shown) - Perfect for Kids and Adults - Squishy Relief Toys for Anxiety, ADHD, Autism and More - By IMPRESA • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
Fidget Pencil Toppers on Pencil, Set of 6 (3 Wing Nuts and 3 Nuts'n Bolts), Colors Vary • Amazon Business $11.88 5 $59.40
CHUCHIK Best Fidget Cube Toys. Prime Desk Toy, Reduce Anxiety and Stress Relief for Autism, ADD, ADHD & OCD (3 Pack, Wooden) • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
CHUCHIK Fidget Cube Toys. Prime Desk Toy, Reduce Anxiety and Stress Relief for Autism, Add, ADHD & OCD (Black-Red) • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
CHUCHIK 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 Fidget Cube Toys. Prime Desk Toy, Reduce Anxiety and Stress Relief for Autism, Add. (Black-Green) • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
CHUCHIK Fidget Cube Toys. Prime Desk Toy, Reduce Anxiety and Stress Relief for Autism, Add, ADHD & OCD. (Camouflage-Army) • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
Anpole Fidget Bean Toy,5 Pack Squeeze-a-Bean Puchi Puti Mugen Edamame Keychain Keyring Extrusion Bean Pea Soybean Stress Relieving Chain Toys (5 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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