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Mrs. Cumberland from Marietta GA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory in the Classroom

Help me give my students the sensory input they need in order for them to regulate their bodies. Items like a compression vest or fidgets can help students refocus and return to what they are learning.

  • $561 goal

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My Students

I am an interrelated teacher in a first grade inclusion classroom. While I help all the students in the classroom, I have a caseload of children that I specifically support who have needs ranging from learning disorders and medical conditions to autism.

My students are not only learning reading, writing, and arithmetic, but most importantly, they are learning to interact, socialize, and communicate with others effectively in the general education classroom with their peers.

They rely on many teachers and therapists to teach them how to navigate the world around them. Our goal is to help them gain the skills they need to become independent in their daily living skills. My students and I work hard. Even play is work for us! But we have a lot of fun with all the learning we do.

My Project

My students struggle with sensory issues that oftentimes make it more difficult to attend to and participate in activities during class. Small bursts of sensory integration in the classroom provide the needed input to keep student minds more engaged and allowing for the stimuli their bodies need; helping them to be more attentive in class.

A student using a deep pressure vest allows for the sensory input they need to focus on their lessons.

A child with low muscle tone can gain strength doing hand exercises with fidgets or theraputty.

As a child sinks into a beanbag chair, it molds itself around their body, providing calming proprioceptive sensory stimulation.

By using sensory integration in the classroom, children may be able to focus better during quiet activities such as reading, listening, and learning.

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VEST DEEP PRESSURE MEDIUM • School Specialty $70.99 1 $70.99
SOFTSCAPE RELAX-N-READ BEAN BAG CHAIR - SPECIFY • School Specialty $44.77 1 $44.77
BALL MUDBALL SET OF 3 • School Specialty $29.81 1 $29.81
KIT THERAPY PLAY SAND 50 LBS WHITE • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
SCRATCHY SQUARE • School Specialty $25.55 1 $25.55
SENSORY DISC SET OF 5 • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
POM POMS - LITTLE • School Specialty $22.71 1 $22.71
BEADS LOWERCASE LETTERS SET OF 288 • School Specialty $18.03 1 $18.03
FIDGET CATERPINCH • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
FIDGET CATERPINCH • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
HANDIWRITER - SET OF 3 • School Specialty $15.12 1 $15.12
BLACKBOARD WITH DOUBLE LINES • School Specialty $14.55 1 $14.55
WEIGHT ABILITWEIGHTS SMILE PAIR OF 2 • School Specialty $10.64 1 $10.64
GEL E FIDGET • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
ORAL PRODUCT CHEW STIXX TOUGH BAR • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51
THERAPUTTY EXERCISE PUTTY - GREEN - 6 OUNCE • School Specialty $7.59 1 $7.59
PAPER LOOSE LEAF NOTEBOOK HI WRITE PACK OF 100 PAGES - 50 SHTS • School Specialty $5.89 1 $5.89
FIDGET - STRETCH SNAKES - SET OF 5 • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75
TANGLE JR TEXTURED • School Specialty $3.76 1 $3.76
BLUE (BL) - ECR4KIDS CUSHIONS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

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