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Ms. Sheridan from Jasper MO is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Breaks: Working in the Classroom

Help me give my students an area where they can take a mental break to fulfill their sensory needs.

  • $743 goal

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My Students

I teach in a K-6 special education classroom. We are from a small, rural school in Southwest Missouri with little access to outside resources. What they receive in the class is crucial to their development.

Every child is unique, and the way each one thrives and learns is different from the next.

That is why special education classrooms use special ways to teach. I have students in and out of my classroom all day, coming and going from the general education classrooms. My students are tight-knit and work together to learn and reach their goals in reading and math.

My Project

My students are on a four day a week schedule. This can, at times make the day seem daunting and overwhelming to the students. Our students in the special education building need frequent sensory breaks to help them let out some tension and regain their ability to focus and stay calm. Having a sensory area in our school would make this process so much easier.

This area would have the equipment and space needed to fit a routine that can be personalized to each child's need, whether they need ten seconds or ten minutes or sensory input.

Not only can this be used for the special education students, but this can be used to help keep children in their general education classrooms as well, sometimes kids need a quick outlet during the day to be able to focus and function appropriately!

Ms. Sheridan
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sorbus Hammock Chair Stand for Hanging Chairs, Swings, Loungers, 330 Pound Capacity, Perfect for Indoor/Outdoor Patio, Deck, Yard (Adjustable Stand) • Amazon Business $92.99 1 $92.99
SENSORY4U Indoor Therapy Sensory Swing for Kids with Special Needs (Hardware Included) | Snuggle Cuddle Hammock for Kids with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers | Great for Sensory Integration (Olive Green) • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Big Joe 640613 Original Bean Bag Chair, Flaming Red • Amazon Business $59.88 1 $59.88
Abilitations Tactile Step-N-Stones Walk-On Domes - Set of 6 - 6 Colors - 009097 • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Gardenature Trampoline-36 Portable Indoor Trampoline for Kids-Green • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper with Handles, Plastic Concave Balance Board for Children, Green • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper, Blue • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
BalanceFrom GoGym Sectional Floor Balance Beam, 5 Feet Each, Pack of 2 (Pink) • Amazon Business $36.67 1 $36.67
BalanceFrom 2" Thick Tri-Fold Folding Exercise Mat with Carrying Handles for MMA, Gymnastics and Home Gym Protective Flooring (Purple) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
School Specialty Vinyl Gym Tape School Pack - 1 inch x 60 yards - Set of 6 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.80 1 $29.80
Vive Exercise Putty - Therapeutic, Occupational and Therapy Tool - Thinking and Stress - Finger, Hand Grip Strength Exercises - Extra Soft, Soft, Medium, Firm Sensory (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Hide N Side Kids 6ft Crawl Through Play Tunnel Toy, Pop up Tunnel for Kids Toddlers Babies Infants & Children Gift Indoor & Outdoor Tube • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
Wall Decor Plus More WDPM3566 Handprint Vinyl Wall Decals Sticker, Great for Classroom, Daycares and Preschool, Ice Blue/Traffic Blue/Lime Green, 18 Piece • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Born2Calm ADHD Fidget Toys Stress and Anxiety Relief - Pack of 10 Silent Sensory Fidgets for Classroom as Figits Sensory Toys for Kids with Carrying Pouch, 2 Carabiners and Bonus Paperback Story • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
SKYCOOOOL 20 Pairs 40 Prints Black Shoe Footprint Stickers Decals for Floor Wall Stairs to Guide Directions by, Small and Large • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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