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Ms. Hedges from Elyria OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Corner Up Grades!

Help me give my students a chill sack bean bag chair, a soft lighting floor lamp, a jellyfish lava lamp and a fiber optic lighting kit to enhance our sensory corner, in the classroom.

  • $481 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a school that serves students with physical and cognitive disabilities. Our school teaches students who have the most severe exceptionalities in the county. My classroom consists of high school students who have been diagnosed with Autism. I teach my students necessary life skills to prepare them for the real-world.

Almost all of the students who attend our school are from low income families.

Most students receive free or reduced lunches. Despite all obstacles, my students are happy, hard-working and kind.

My Project

The use of our sensory corner, in our classroom, is an integral part of our day. My learners are primarily students that have been identified as individuals with autism. My students with autism have the need for sensory input throughout their day in order to maintain their sense of self, in the world. With that being said, having appropriate items within the sensory corner is very important. Due to the wide range of sensory needs, many different types of items are needed in order to meet the needs of everyone in our classroom. Some students like items that are comfy and restrictive such as sitting in a bean bag chair while others prefer soothing, soft lighting that takes the strain off of their eyes.

The donation to this project will allow me to creative a sensory rich area, within our classroom, that will meet the needs of all my learners.

The addition of a comfy bean bag chair, some soft low lighting, fiber optic lights and a jellyfish lamp/projector will put the finishing touches on our sensory area and help create an environment that will meet the needs of our students, on a daily basis.

Ms. Hedges
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair: Giant 5' Memory Foam Furniture Bean Bag - Big Sofa with Soft Micro Fiber Cover - Charcoal • Amazon Business $166.99 1 $166.99
LEONC Design 61'' Creative LED Floor Lamp, Softlighting Minimalist Modern Contemporary with Fabric Shade & 2 Bulbs Floor Lamps for Living Room Bedroom Warm Atmosphere(Tyvek Dupont 10 x 10 x 61 inch) • Amazon Business $81.99 1 $81.99
6W RGB Fiber Optic Curtain Light Kit, Flash Point Waterfall Effect Lighting Kids Children Sensory Room Home Decoration 0.03in/0.75mm 6.5ft/2m 200pcs • Amazon Business $69.00 1 $69.00
SensoryMoon Large LED Jellyfish Lava Lamp Aquarium - Electric Round Jellyfish Tank Mood Light with 3 Fake Glowing Jelly Fish, 20 Color Changing Remote, Ocean Wave Projector - Plug in Kids Night Light • Amazon Business $54.95 1 $54.95

Materials cost

$372.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$408.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.09

Total project goal

$480.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$480.61

12 Donors

-$468.11

Donations toward project cost

-$397.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.21

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

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$0.00

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