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  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Willis
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Sensory Delights!

My students need sensory tools, books to foster social skills lessons, and tangible rewards for their reward system.

My Students

My students are a part of a substantially separate classroom in an inner city school outside of Boston, that targets their social emotional and behavioral needs in addition to their academic needs. While each group of kiddos presents with different needs, this particular crew is highly sensory and tangible goal oriented. They are all boys who adore star wars, minecraft, coloring, anything that allows them to build and create, and even though it can sometimes come with a tantrum or not look exactly the same as other students, they all love to learn.

I am working to create an environment where relationships and respect are a priority in order to help students learn to their fullest potential.

Your contribution will help students learn healthy stress-relieving strategies, learn pro-social play skills, and help them have tangible rewards when they participate in the highly structured rewards system.

My Project

Your contribution will help students learn healthy stress-relieving strategies, learn pro-social play skills, and help them have tangible rewards when they participate in the highly structured rewards system. These students, with social emotional and behavioral disabilities have a high need for objects that are beyond the typical academic supply list. Every day we use the sensory objects to help students with transitions throughout the day. They come to rely on these tools to help them make safe choices every day. They even start to become incredibly creative with the tools to start expressing their unique strengths.

Our school is an urban k-8 school where students are often overcoming obstacles before they even walk in the door in the morning.

Being able to come into a safe space where they know what to expect, have concrete rules and consequences, and know that there are tools they can use to help regulate themselves can make a world of difference for my students. The sensory tools in the list, such as the theraputty, noise cancelling headphones are tangible objects students can use to release their feelings of anxiety and anger. Gradually, most students are able to use the knowledge about their body in anxiety through the tools, and transition from using tools to other strategies in a larger classroom setting. This allows students to become successful across multiple settings in school and outside of school. The books provided from this project will help give students visuals and a jumping off point for social skills lessons throughout the year. The toys within the list, such as the legos and lego men, are part of a larger rewards system where students can earn rewards for reducing certain behaviors and exhibiting pro-social behaviors learned through the social skills lessons.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CanDo Theraputty Exercise Material - 2 Ounce - 6-Piece Set (Tan, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Black) • Amazon Business $18.41 3 $55.23
Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Lego Disney Series Minifigures 71012 - One Blind Bag • Amazon Business $8.48 5 $42.40
Snug Safe n Sound Kids Earmuffs / Hearing Protectors - Adjustable Headband Ear Defenders For Children and Adults (Green) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Therapy Putty Special Kit, 2-oz. each, Red, Yellow, Green and Blue • Amazon Business $9.58 3 $28.74
Lots 50Pcs Random Minifigs Figures Men People Minifigures Toy Grab Bag smart New, new assembled people, all of which include a body, legs/pants, head, and headgear part (hat, hair, etc.) • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
AWESOME Clip Connect 100 Piece Interlocking Plastic Building Set | Kids Safe Material! Lab Test Approved with ATC Certificate! • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LEGO, Star Wars, Imperial Troop Transport (75078) • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
LEGO Star Wars AT-AT Toy • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-Wing FighterTM 75125 • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
LEGO Star Wars TIE Advanced PrototypeTM 75128 • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
LEGO Minifigures Series 15 - Random Pack (71011) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$315.54

Vendor shipping charges

$10.47

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$360.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.66

Total project goal

$424.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$424.40

2 Donors

-$424.40

Donations toward project cost

-$360.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 10 students.

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