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Ms. Cherne from Edina MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Regulation for Increased School Readiness

Help me give my students an opportunity for sensory regulation during their school day. The yoga mats and sensory materials provide my students a physical pace (the mats) and the tools needed to re-center and regulate their bodies.

  • $302 goal

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My Students

School for my students is a safe and enriching environment where they are both nurtured and challenged on a daily basis. They need specialized tools, accommodations, and creativity to meet their learning styles so they can access the learning opportunities of their same age counterparts. With supportive and thoughtful staff and peers my students have shown amazing abilities and academic progress!

Despite the frustrations and anxieties they face day to day and sometimes minute by minute, my students want to succeed and are eager to learn.

My students teach me each day that if I can pinpoint how to meet their needs in that moment, they will blossom!

My Project

When my students arrive to school each day, they come with the desire and motivation to learn. The school environment, however, bombards them with sounds, lights, words, and sensations to which they must constantly filter, regulate, and adapt. By the middle of the school day, the students are tired, anxious, and frustrated by all the sensory stimulation. These same experiences are a common frustration at home and in the community for students on the autism spectrum.

These tools will offer my students an opportunity to learn how to self-regulate and self-advocate.

The yoga mats provide a physical space on which the students practice this regulation. The sensory bin materials will provide the tools the students need to gain calming sensory input. Along with these tools, I plan to teach the students how to name this sensory break, how to ask for it, and how to bring their bodies from an escalated and uncomfortable sensation to a calm and regulated sensation.

When students are able to self-regulate, they are more ready to learn academics in the classroom and engage in social interactions with peers.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BalanceFrom BFGY-AP6PP Go Yoga All Purpose Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, Purple • Amazon Business $17.86 8 $142.88
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $40.03 1 $40.03
DEW Drops Water Beads African Safari Tactile Sensory Toys Bin Kit - Unique Toy Animals Included • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
SENSORY4U Dew Drops Water Beads Ocean Explorers Tactile Sensory Kit - Sea Animal Creatures Included - Great Fine Motor Skills Toy for Kids • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The One and Only Kinetic Sand, Beach Day Fun Playset with Castle Molds, Tools, and 12 oz. of Kinetic Sand for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack: Never Dries Out! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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