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Ms. Merry from Lexington Park MD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Items

My students need a variety of seat cushions and Chewy Tubes to aid my students to sit and attend.

  • $490 goal

This project expired on October 6, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a Title I school in southern Maryland, two hours south of Washington DC. I teach in a regional program for students grade 1-5 who have significant disabilities. The disabilities can include autism, significant intellectual disorders, and blind/ multi-handicapped. The students range from verbal to nonverbal. Currently all are ambulatory. I have several students who can be aggressive towards staff and other students, and a majority of the students have sensory needs. These sensory needs can interfere with their ability to understand spoken words, sit and attend or react to light and sounds in a "normal" way. They come from various backgrounds with some living in local shelters to typical households. Some students live in a single family household while others have both parents and brothers and sisters.

The students are a great group with hidden talents and infectious laughter.

They are warm, mysterious and fun to be with.

My Project

The requested seat cushion set offers students the ability to sit and attend while still moving. A majority of my students have sensory needs that interfere with their ability to sit and attend. I choose the variety of seat cushions to give the students a choice to what assist them in sitting. Having a variety of items that they can use will let them sit and attend to lessons and focus on their work better.

The Chewy Tubes are for my students who need to chew.

These chews offer a safe alternative to pencils, papers, and materials.

Having available to the students a wide variety of seating and chew options will ensure that the students' sensory needs are meet to assist them in focusing and attending to lessons and self-guided work.

Ms. Merry
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT: SEATING SOLUTIONS - IN-SEAT OPTIONS - SET OF 10 • School Specialty $236.64 1 $236.64
CHEWY TUBE - GREEN KNOBBY TUBE SUPER CHEW - ST/12 • School Specialty $73.83 1 $73.83
CHEWY TUBE - RED KNOBBY TUBE SUPER CHEW - ST/3 • School Specialty $17.96 1 $17.96

Materials cost

$328.43

Vendor shipping charges

$32.84

State sales tax

$19.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$415.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.40

Total project goal

$489.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$489.31

3 Donors

-$489.31

Donations toward project cost

-$415.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.40

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$0.00

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