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Mrs. Stucke from Youngstown OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Fulfillment for Our Classroom

Help me give my students the flexible seating options needed to remain focused and fulfill their sensory diets and achieve their daily goals in the classroom setting.

  • $820 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Hi! My name is Jessica Stucke and I would love to share with you some information about the AMAZING students that I get to spend my Monday - Fridays with. They range in age from 7-11 years old and grade levels from 2nd-5th. Our kids have all been diagnosed with multiple disabilities; but we like to say that we all just have different abilities.

The students within my classroom have a vast array of diagnosis, abilities and communication skills, but one thing we all have in common is our love for finding new and fun ways to spend our days together and learn new things!

All 11 of the students within our classroom have some form of sensory sensitivity. Whether they need Proprioceptive input throughout the day, physical movement breaks or a dimmer classroom setting, they all have a requirement or some form of sensory diet that enables them to do their best throughout their school day. We have began to build a sensory area in our classroom; allowing students to have a place to rest, however it does not provide the equipment needed to provide the sensory sensations that our students are craving.

My Project

The materials that we are hoping to receive will allow our students to both focus while attending to daily tasks within the classroom as well as give them sensory breaks when feeling over stimulated and/or overwhelmed by their daily interactions.

Flexible Seating options are an amazing asset to today's classroom, especially classrooms of students with different abilities.

The wobble seats will allow the students to get the movement breaks that they need while remaining in their designated areas. The exercise balls will provide those same options as the wobble stools, but provide a more intense sensory input then the wobble stool. The peanuts will allow the students to lay down, stretch and relax in the sensory area of the classroom while listening to and looking at the light that we registered for that will help provide a calming atmosphere in the designated area. This is also where we will utilize the floor tiles if received; they will provide a padded floor in the sensory area so the students can remain safe while deescalating. And lastly, the scooters and trampoline that we are asking for will allow the students to remove themselves from the classroom with a staff member for a movement break outside of the typical classroom setting which is so important due to our limited access to the gym.

All of the products will enable our students, who all have different sensory needs, to gain access to tools to keep them focused on their daily tasks which will aid them in reaching their individual goals.

Mrs. Stucke
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Wobble Stools for Kids - Focus Chairs with Posture Correction for Students with ADD ADHD Autism - Safe Non-Slip Rubber Bottom and Padded Top for Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture (Blue/17) • Amazon Business $53.99 6 $323.94
GSE Games & Sports Expert Gym Plastic Scooter Board with Handles (6 Colors Available) (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple • Amazon Business $53.10 1 $53.10
Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Blue • Amazon Business $50.81 1 $50.81
Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline | Quiet and Safe Bounce | Access To Free Online Workouts Included | Supports Up To 250 Pounds • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Calming Autism Sensory LED Light Projector Toy Relax Blue Night Music Projection • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
POCO DIVO 36-SQFT Giant Play Mat 9-Tile Excise Mat Easy Setup Solid EVA Foam Mat Multi-Color Interlocking Floor with 18-Border • Amazon Business $30.98 1 $30.98
Milliard Peanut Ball Variety Pack - Approximate Sizes: Green 39x20 inch (100x50cm) and Blue 31x15 inch (80x40cm) Physio Roll • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Razor A Kick Scooter - Blue • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97

Materials cost

$656.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$696.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.93

Total project goal

$819.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$819.54

10 Donors

-$407.56

Donations toward project cost

-$350.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.38

match offer

-$407.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$346.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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