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Mrs. Kuhmichel from Hammond IN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Overload

My students need sensory items to help calm and soothe them during times of stress. These will also teach them to self regulate feelings of agitation.

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students kindergarten through 5th grade with moderate and severe cognitive disabilities, with half of them being non-verbal. I teach simplified math and reading along with basic life skills (cooking, cleaning, hygiene).

Since I could potentially have many of these students for 6 years, I love seeing them grow and helping them to eventually become responsible, employable adults in the community to the best of their abilities.

Many of my students have sensory deficits and need a sensory 'diet' of auditory, visual and tactile items.

My Project

Whether it's visual, auditory, or tactile, these sensory items will be used by my students to help them calm down or relax the senses.

By donating to my project, you will not only help these students learn how to self regulate their sensory needs, you will also be helping them be successful academically.

Students with autism often struggle to self regulate their sensory needs and that impacts their ability to learn.

These items, especially the SensoryMoon will help provide my students with a sensory diet to meet their specialized needs. Also the use of a 'chewy' necklace can be used without distraction while they are doing academic tasks.

Mrs. Kuhmichel
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SensoryMoon 3.9 ft Bubble Tube Floor Lamp w 10 Fish, 20 Color Remote and Tall Water Tower Tank is Best LED Aqua Night Light for Kids Bedroom, Autism or Fake Aquarium Column Stand for Living Room Decor • Amazon Business $127.50 1 $127.50
WALIKI TOYS Children's Chair Ball with Feet, Alternative Classroom Seating (Inflatable Balance Ball Chair With Stability Legs for School, Pump Included, 18"/45CM, Orange) • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Wonder4 Pillow Case Sequins Cushion Cover 4Pack Reversible Mermaid Throw Pillow Case Color Changing Sequins Standard Cotton for Couch Decoration (Purple/Pink/Navy Blue/Light Blue) 16 x 16 inches • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Sanho Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Medium,6-9 years old, 47''LX27''W Orange • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
SENSO MEGA BUNDLE Sensory Chew Necklace Set - (4 PACK + BONUS PENCIL TOPPER) - Silicone Chewy for ADHD, Teething, Autism, Biting, Oral Motor Chew Toy for Boys and Girls - UPGRADED TOUGHER CHEW • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
[Upgraded Version] SOAIY Soothing Aurora LED Night Light Projector with Timer, Remote, Music Speaker, 8 Lighting Modes, Relaxing Light Show, Mood Lamp for Baby Kids, Adults, Living Room,Bedroom • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
FlagHouse Vibrating Pillow • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Sensory Toy Package by Vital Toys/4-Pack Autism Toys/Includes 2 Liquid Motion Timer & 2 DNA Balls/Sensory Toys for Autistic Children/Fidget Sensory Toys/Calming Toys for Anxiety • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Halilit HL400 Rainbomaker, 16 Inch • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy For Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | For ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Spiky Sensory Balls (Pack of 5) - Squeezy and Bouncy Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sensory Brushes (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix, 8 ounces (half pound), for Orbeez Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$459.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.60

Total project goal

$584.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$584.00

5 Donors

-$484.00

Donations toward project cost

-$411.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.60

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

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$0.00

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