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Mrs. Perdue from Lawrenceville GA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Regulation!

Help me give my students sensory regulation in circle time with bumpy vibration cushions and bouncy horses.

  • $469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an incredible group of students that deserve the best that I can offer.

My school is located in a suburb of Atlanta, GA.

We are a Title 1 school with over 90% of our population on free and reduced-price lunch. I teach special needs preschool students and I serve them from the day they turn three years old (if they qualify for services) until the end of their pre-K year. My particular classroom contains mainly students with Autism or students who thrive in a more visual, structured classroom. Each and every student has something to teach me. I only hope that I can teach them something during the short time they are with me.

My Project

My students need bumpy vibration cushions, gumfuns (fine motor fidget toys) and bouncy horses to sit on and use during structured learning activities to help them attend and maintain focus.

Most children have difficulties regulating their little bodies but children with autism and autism-like symptoms have even more trouble regulating their little bodies.

Think about it, what do you do when you are sitting down in a meeting and are trying to maintain focus and pay attention? (Tap your pencil, tap your foot, doodle?) These are the little things that we unknowingly do to keep our minds focused. My children do not have these types of strategies, they only know that they need to move, so they get up and move sometimes within confines of our circle without disrupting others, however, this is a rare occurrence. Children usually get up, leave circle and prefer to run around the room instead. Bouncy horses, vibration bumpy cushions, and fidgets are just a few of the differentiated items necessary to help children attend to important preschool subjects. (and to give them a reason to want to stay in circle too!)

My students also have issues with self-soothing at nap time. Some of them are so, so tired, but they just cannot rest. This is where the soothing vibration pillows will come in and help. Just as we use the vibrations of our cars, our laps, and specialized chairs for our infants, these pillows will help my students. Vibrations even help to calm agitated children.

With the addition of these sensory related items, you will be helping my students to grow and learn.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PILLOWS VIBRATING PILLOWS BLUE SET OF 3 • School Specialty $81.43 1 $81.43
Blue Horse Hopper, Pump Included (Inflatable Space Hopper, Jumping Horse, Ride-on Bouncy Animal) • Amazon Business $19.90 4 $79.60
VIBRATING PILLOW BUMPY TURTLE • School Specialty $22.71 3 $68.13
COVER SITBALL MOJO • School Specialty $39.60 1 $39.60
ROLLEASE ROLLING PIN SET OF 2 • School Specialty $35.00 1 $35.00
GUMFUN • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19

Materials cost

$317.95

Vendor shipping charges

$23.84

State sales tax

$21.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$398.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.32

Total project goal

$468.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$468.82

7 Donors

-$231.77

Donations toward project cost

-$201.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.27

match offer

-$231.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$197.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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