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Mrs. Giraffe from Mesa AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Friendly Classroom

Help me give my students a sensory-friendly learning space where they can fulfill their sensory needs without needing to leave the classroom so that they can focus on learning

  • $229 goal

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My Students

The school I am at is a Title-One school where the majority of the students are living in poverty. My classroom in particular consists of students who need more support in not only academics but social-emotional learning as well.

These students are either behind academically because they are dual-language-learners or have some form of a learning disability.

They come to my classroom so that they can have extra support in the areas they struggle in. What these kids do not lack is humor, compassion, and empathy.

K-3 students are learning how to be a good student and a successful adult from ground zero. Every minute of their day is a chance to change their academic future to help them achieve their goals and exit the cycle of poverty. Students in this age range are more successful in a learning environment that provides not only academic but sensory supports.

My Project

I am hoping to meet my student's sensory needs within my classroom so that students will be able to focus properly in the classroom. Students with special needs are more sensitive to the world around them and by providing sensory tools in the classroom the goal is to prevent sensory-seeking behaviors so that students can spend that energy on focusing on their learning. Though specific sensory rooms are nice to have in a school for students who need a private space to calm down after a behavior the goal of having tools readily available in the classroom would be to prevent the behaviors from ever starting. I hope to provide a space that meets the needs of the whole child.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Theo the Therapy Dog • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.76 1 $46.76
Movin' Sit Jr. • Kaplan Early Learning Company $37.76 1 $37.76
Wiggle Feet with Dual Textured Surface - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.49 1 $22.49
Reading Buddy Fox • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Little Wiggle Seat - Orange • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.19 1 $16.19
Stetrotm Pencil Grip (36 count package) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.86 1 $9.86

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