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Ms. Guerra from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Input to Increase Engagement

Help me give my students items such as tactile toys and chair bands for a sensory center to help them manage their emotions and anxiety.

  • $257 goal

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My Students

I am a Special Education teacher. I teach an SLD class in a Title I school in Los Angeles, CA. My classroom is composed of students with autism, intellectual disability, and ADHD, among other learning disabilities.

However, despite their disabilities, my students are very eager to learn.

They come to school ready to learn and always try their best. They have the capacity to learn with different modalities and I try to make the accommodations necessary to help meet their needs.

My Project

It is important for students to have a special place where they can go to manage their emotions or help them refocus. Having a sensory center will allow my students to practice managing their emotions in an appropriate way.

Becoming and remaining calm during anger is an important skill for children to learn.

When we are angry, our brains go into the fight, flight, or freeze response and we have limited access to logic and reasoning, which leads us to react without thinking. The purpose of the sensory center is to allow the brain to calm down so that the thinking part of the brain can engage again. For this reason, I would like my students to have access to items such as magnetic building tiles, kinetic sand, and play-doh to help them refocus specially my students that have ADHD. These students can kinetically use their energy by creating. My students that are diagnosed with autism and ADHD can benefit from the chair fidget bands that can help them improve and focus in the classroom. Some of my students can benefit from the artificial aquarium fish tank and liquid timers because as research says animals are therapeutical and the timers help them relax and at the same time help with time management. These items for our sensory center will help my students tremendously to refocus so that they can engage in their academic growth.

Ms. Guerra
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
cossy Kids Magnet Toys Magnet Building Tiles, 120 Pcs 3D Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Educational Toys for Kids Children • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Chair Fidget Bands (12-Pack) - Improves Focus in The Classroom for School Kids and Students – Works for ADD ADHD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band – Silent and Non-Disruptive • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.25 1 $24.25
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, Folding Sand Box with 2lbs of Kinetic Sand • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Artificial Mini Aquarium Fish Tank Color LED Swimming Fish Tank with 3 Fake Fish - by Playlearn • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
YUE ACTION Liquid Timer 2 Pack / Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer for Caliming Sensory Toys, Autism Toys ,Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Toys,Novelty Gifts, Assorted Colors (Blue+Orange Set) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39

Materials cost

$164.60

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$15.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.49

Total project goal

$256.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$256.61

3 Donors

-$221.61

Donations toward project cost

-$188.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.24

match offer

-$35.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$29.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

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$0.00

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