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Mrs. Fulton from Romulus MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory and Self-Esteem Items for Students with Special Needs!

Help me give my students items to improve their self-esteem and help them with sensory needs!

  • $257 goal

This project expired on August 24, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a special education teacher who sees students grades 4 through 7, and my students all struggle to keep up with grade-level expectations. I have a dynamic mix of students, many of whom need some serious confidence boosting as they have experienced failure at school in the past.

My students all come from Detroit/Detroit Metro and many have had less than stellar educational experiences before coming to our charter school.

This is why many families chose to bring their students to us instead of continuing on at their local public school. I owe it to these families to do everything I can to help their child succeed! The donations we have received have made a huge difference already. I have turned many "I hate books and reading" students into "When do we get time to read again!" students. I'm working every day to keep their motivation going and their confidence building with help from generous donors like you.

My Project

All of my students have disabilities and many have issues with their self-esteem and sensory input (becoming upset or overwhelmed by stimuli in their environment). My students could really use more tools to help build up their self-esteem and to help with becoming overly stimulated during the school day.

I spent a good deal of time researching the items for this project and found some things that I think will make a huge impact on my students with special needs!

For boosting students' self-esteem I found some fun magnetic poetry kits that include encouraging words. I also found a phenomenal game that I know would be used time and time again. It is called, "Totem" and has some terrific reviews. Basically, players all select a card from their hand that best describes the other player and they are all wonderful and encouraging attributes. Plus, as a bonus, the words will make for excellent vocabulary practice as well since the cards feature words such as ingenious, authentic and optimistic. Win win!

For sensory concerns, we could really use some additional fidgets and a new pillow. I purchased some fidgets myself last year and they have been used and used and I had to purge many that were falling apart after being loved just too much! The poor pillow finally fell apart after being sewn multiple times, and I had to toss it as well. I am also including therapy putty and kinetic sand which are incredible tools to have on hand for sensory breaks. Students with ADHD have a hard time tuning out all the extra noise and movement during the day in order to focus, and these items are excellent at helping them regulate themselves and put their best foot forward when learning. Thanks for your consideration!

Mrs. Fulton
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brentwood Originals Shagalicious Bedrest, Lime • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Totem the feel good game, Self-Esteem Game for Counseling, Team Building, Family • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Fidget Toys 21 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Rainbow Magic Ball/Liquid Motion Timer/Bike Chain/Stress Balls/Stretchy String Stress Relief Hand Toys for Children and Adults with ADHD ADD OCD Autism • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Mydio Set of 24 Emoji Stress Balls,Stress Reliver Party Favor,Soft PU Emoji Ball, Assorted Colors,Random Pattern,Party Toys,24 Pack • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Fidget Toys (Pack of 20, 10 Colors) by Austor - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus for Adults and Children, Sensory Marble and Mesh Fidgets Help with ADHD ADD OCD Autism • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Premium Quality Therapy Putty (4 Pack, 3-oz Each) for Hand Exercise: Variable Resistance Containers for Rehab Therapy and Stress Relief by Thera FlintRehab • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Jay Franco Marvel Avengers Black Panther Face Decorative Pillow Cover - Kids Super Soft 1-Pack Throw Pillow Cover - Measures 15 Inches x 15 Inches (Official Marvel Product) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Jay Franco Marvel Avengers Americana Decorative Pillow Cover - Kids Super Soft 1-Pack Throw Pillow Cover Features Captain America - Measures 15 Inches x 15 Inches (Official Marvel Product) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Jay Franco Marvel Spiderman Peeking Decorative Pillow Cover - Kids Super Soft 1-Pack Throw Pillow Cover - Measures 15 Inches x 15 Inches (Official Marvel Product) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Jay Franco Marvel Avengers Metal Decorative Pillow Cover - Kids Super Soft 1-Pack Throw Pillow Cover Features Iron Man - Measures 15 Inches x 15 Inches (Official Marvel Product) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 & Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Magnetic Poetry - Little Box of Encouragement Kit - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Magnetic Poetry - Little Box of Awesome Kit - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$185.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.54

Total project goal

$256.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$256.95

2 Donors

-$165.00

Donations toward project cost

-$140.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$91.95

Match offers toward project cost

-$78.16

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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