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Mr. Boston from Chula Vista CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Clam Down Area

My students need beanbag seats, chair balls, and different types of sensory objects to help make an awesome sensory area in the class!

  • $525 goal

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My Students

I currently have 13 amazing students who bring an amazing amount of joy into the classroom each and every day! My students range from transitional kindergarten to 1st grade with learning and emotional disabilities.

They have been diagnosed with Autism, ADD, ADHD, traumatic brain Injury and specific learning disabilities.

Each student comes to school every day with their own unique challenges and struggles, but they always come excited and ready to learn. They do their best, but they need the tools to help achieve success.

Teaching in a Title One school brings many challenges such as lack of resources. I would love to give my students more materials to utilize! They definitely deserve it!

My Project

My students have many special and unique needs. They need a space in the class where they are able to feel safe and use various sensory objects when they may be struggling with their own emotions. These sensory objects help the students calm down and relax.

Sensory toys for special needs students are very helpful for working on things such as hand-to-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills and social interaction.

Providing the correct type of sensory materials for students is incredibly important to their development. Every day millions of students struggle with their unique needs and schools are beginning to incorporate more sensory materials for all students.

Our classroom will have a sensory area where students are able to go each day. This will benefit their emotional and learning needs.

Sensory toys are geared especially towards the development level of the student, and not the age of the student. This is because sensory toys that are meant for a child of a certain age may not be developmentally appropriate for a student with special needs.

The fidget items chosen to assist students with managing anxiety and stress include: Washable Sensory Play Materials, Soft and Safe Sensory Balls, Mold and Play Moon Sand.

The bean bags and chair balls will be used for various things around the classroom. They will be used in the sensory area as a place to sit in order to calm down or help release excess energy during emotional times. They will also be used during reading centers so that students may spread out around the room.

Mr. Boston
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP385X - Washable Sensory Play Materials?- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
CK20RD - Little Beanbag Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
CK20BU - Little Beanbag Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TC172BU - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TC172VT - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Gray) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Blue) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Green) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Orange) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
JJ152 - Soft & Safe Sensory Balls - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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