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Ms. Nolz from Grand Forks ND is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Items for Autism Classroom!

My students need sensory tools to help them regulate their sensory intake to be able to focus and learn in a school environment.

  • $276 goal

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My Students

Hello wonderful donors! To introduce myself, my name is Miss Nolz. I am in my second year teaching in an elementary autism classroom.

I am the special education strategist to six amazing kiddos with the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

I received a Master's degree in special education and majored in elementary education at the University of North Dakota.

I am writing to you, wonderful donors, to ask you to help with the purchases of sensory items to help my students be successful in the school setting. Some examples of things my students could use are a folding gym mat and kinetic sand.

My Project

These sensory items will greatly help my students regulate to learn in the school setting. My students range from kindergarten to fifth grade; each with differing cognitive and functional abilities. I have a sensory area in my classroom, which is where all of this equipment would be housed. Some of the items I requested are an inflatable sensory pea pod, sensory fidgets, and an exercise mat.

Being able to witness my student's progress throughout the school year has been humbling.

Helping them feel success in school is my passion as their case manager. These sensory items will help us accomplish success. My students will use these items throughout their day with what is called a "sensory diet." Much like how a healthy food diet consists of a variety of foods eaten, a healthy sensory diet involves a variety of sensory input options.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abilitations 1512741 Inflatable Pea Pod, Kindergarten to 5, 4 to 12 Years, 21.5" Height, 37" Wide, 80" Length, Vinyl, X-Large, Green • Amazon Business $104.99 1 $104.99
RitFit Tri-Fold Folding Thick Exercise Mat with Carry Handles - Perfect for Yoga, Pilates, Stretching, Gymnastics and Core Workouts (Black(3' x 6')) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
BESTOMZ 4 Pack Liquid Motion Timer Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidgeting, Captivating Distraction • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
[Pack of 5]Ybetter Funny Facial Expressions Squeeze Bean Fidget Toy, Perfect for Children and Adults Release Stress and Anxiety, OCD, ADD, ADHD, Improve Focus, Skin Picking, Nail Biting • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59

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