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Mrs. Marrone from Staten Island NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Overload!

My students need sensory materials that will help regulate their bodies. The students can use the trampoline to jump on to alert themselves if they have low sensory arousal.

  • $907 goal

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My Students

As a school-based provider of speech therapy, I work with many diverse students ranging from grades Pre-K to eighth grade. My students have an array of disabilities and disorders, which include and are not limited to, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, Speech and Language Impairments, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Down Syndrome, and varying Muscular Dystrophies. These students come from families of varying income levels and cultural backgrounds. Some of our students come from military families as well . In order for these students to meet the grade level expectations, they require modifications and accommodations to access the curriculum.

My students suffer from various disabilities and issues that may hinder their ability to effectively communicate their wants, needs, thoughts, and ideas, as well as actively participate in the large classroom setting.

My Project

By having sensory materials, my special needs students will be able to release their anxiety, calm down, and become more active learners. My students need sensory items to provide sensory input that many children with special needs crave. Whether it is visual or tactile, the toys have the power to capture their attention and ease anxiety. Additional benefits of sensory materials are, they will enhance learning and play.

Sensory stimulation can engage different areas of the brain, helping children absorb and retain more information and better meet the needs of the individual.

Students can explore kinetic sand or regulate their bodies by jumping on trampoline.

The donations for this project will improve our therapy room by reducing the amount of behavioral issues, because I will be able to provide the appropriate stimulation that my students need, but cannot voice, due to their disabilities. Light filters will help transform the room and offer a feeling of serenity these children need.

Allowing student an opportunity to submerge their hands in kinetic sand or jump on a trampoline or even chew on special necklace provides them the sensory input their bodies are so desperately craving. As such, this will reduce behavioral concerns and inattentiveness.

With less behavioral issues, we can increase our learning and time on task. I'm looking forward to seeing my students happier and ready to learn.

Mrs. Marrone
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abilitations 026712 Child Size Write Weight, Right Hand, 0.5 Pound • Amazon Business $24.13 3 $72.39
Educational Insights Light Filters For Every Season • Amazon Business $23.93 3 $71.79
Portable & Foldable Trampoline - 36 Dia. Durable Construction Safe for Kids with Padded Frame Cover and Handle / 1 Year Warranty - Yellow by GYMENIST • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
CoolSand 5 lb. Refill Bucket with Inflatable Sandbox, Kinetic Play sand for All Ages - Patented Formula - (Blue) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Kick Bands Bouncy Desk Fidget Band - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band by Solace • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Sensory Chew Necklace Set BRICK (4-VALUE PACK) | Safe Calming Silicone Chew Toy for Autism, SPD, Biting, Teething & PDD | Fidget Toy for Boys and Girls with ADHD | TUFFBITE (Red/Blue/Orange/Green) • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
Sensory Oral Motor Aide Chewelry Necklace - Chewy Jewelry for Sensory-Focused Kids with Autism or Special Needs - Calms Kids and Reduces Biting/Chewing - Camo Military Dog Tags • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Abilitations Egg Ohs! Handwriting Grips - Set of 3 • Amazon Business $16.66 2 $33.32
CoolSand Deluxe Bucket Kinetic Play Sand With Inflatable Sandbox – Beach Set Edition • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Chewbeads Juniorbeads Military Dog Tag For Children- Red • Amazon Business $14.50 2 $29.00
Chewbeads Juniorbeads Military Dog Tag Sensory Teething Necklace for Children, Blue • Amazon Business $14.50 2 $29.00
Abilitations Child Size Write Weight, Left Hand, 0.5 Pound • Amazon Business $28.08 1 $28.08
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Time Timer MOD (Lime Green), 60 minute Visual Analog Desktop Timer, Durable Silicone Case, Optional Alert (On / Off), Silent Operation (No Ticking), 3.5” Square • Amazon Business $26.50 1 $26.50
Guided Reading Strips Asst. Set of 7 (Colored Overlays) • Amazon Business $7.59 2 $15.18
Therapy Putty by Vive (3-oz each) - For Finger, Hand & Grip Strength Exercises - Extra Soft, Soft, Medium & Firm Resistance Kit - Theraputty for Occupational & Physical Therapy, Thinking & Stress • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
CoolSand Animal Sand Molds and Tools Kit (36 Pcs) - Works with all other Play Sand Brands - Includes: 10 Dinosaurs, 10 Animals and 12 Beach Molds, and 4 Tools - Sand Not Included • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
SWIRLY BANDS 10 pack - Fidgeting, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety Toy - Sensory and Motor Aid Spectrum Mild Chew Bracelet Autistic • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pretty See Chewing Necklace Calming Chewelry Chew Necklace for Autism and Oral Motor Special Needs Kids, Set of 2, Purple and Blue • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pencil Grips, Firesara 2018 New Original Breakthrough Assorted Writing Aid Grip Trainer Posture Correction Finger Grip for Kids Preschoolers Children Adults Special Needs for Lefties or Righties(4PCS) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting,Silicone Ergonomic Pen Writing Aid Grip Pencil Grip for Preschoolers for Special Needs (12PCS) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
LeBeila Aluminum Carabiner Heavy Duty Climbing Hooks D Shape Buckle Pack Spring Snap Keychain Clip with Screwgate Locking-Outdoor Camping D-ring Carabiners Hook (Black-5PCS) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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