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Mrs. Swalec from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Room Essentials

Help me give my students a gymnastic mat, body sock, floor scooters, a slide, and weighted lap items that will help soothe their sensory needs so they are ready to learn!

  • $1,112 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school has 150 students with special needs that include: developmental delay, autism, social/emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, hearing impairments, and speech-language disabilities. Due to their disability many of our students can experience sensory processing difficulties, which causes them to experience greater difficulties and adds an additional barrier to their learning opportunities.

A sensory processing disorder causes the brain to have trouble taking in information that comes through our senses.

Students will often be seen having difficulty or being overly sensitive to things in their environment.

My Project

Our school is opening their very first sensory room. The goal of this room to provide all students, especially our diverse learners, a place where we can help to settle their sensory cravings so they may engage in the most optimal learning experiences. Body socks and weighted items provide deep pressure to the entire body, which helps to calm and assist the child in becoming more regulated. Gymnastic mats and floor scooters will help provide the proprioceptive input that helps calm a restless body.

Our staff is envisioning this special place as an area where children can go when they become overly stimulated or disregulated.

As you can imagine, learning is almost impossible when we are cannot focus or calm our minds and bodies.

Mrs. Swalec
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Franklin Sports Folding Gymnastics Cheese Mat Incline Wedge • Amazon Business $241.15 1 $241.15
Greatgymats 24"x30" Octagonal Tumbler Skill Shape Exercise Gymnastic Mat for Preschool Kids, Red/Blue • Amazon Business $174.99 1 $174.99
SCOOTER BOARD PACKAGE (SET OF 6) • Amazon Business $87.70 1 $87.70
Busy Board 30 x 20 cm (12 x 8 inches) ,Travel Busy Broad, Toy for Toddler, Sensory Children Game, Activity Toy, Montessori Toy, Wooden Toy, Toddler quiet game - Made In Vietnam • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Marcy Trampoline Cardio Trainer with Handle ASG-40 • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Abilitations Gel E Seat - 10 x 10 - Green • Amazon Business $38.47 1 $38.47
Skil-Care 912425 Sensory Gel Maze • Amazon Business $35.46 1 $35.46
Sanho Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Large,9-12 years old, 56''LX28''W Blue • Amazon Business $31.98 1 $31.98
Sanho Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Medium,6-9 years old, 47''LX27''W Blue • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
Sanho Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Small, 3-5 Years, 40" L x 27" W Yellow • Amazon Business $28.96 1 $28.96
Everyday Educate Sensory Sox Body Socks - for Autistic & Sensory Processing Disorders - Deep Pressure Simulation Body Blanket Great for Dynamic Movement Medium 47" L by 27" W (Orange) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Abilitations Teacher's Pet Weighted Lap Dog, Dot, 3-1/2 Pounds • Amazon Business $26.02 1 $26.02
BESTOMZ 4 Pack Liquid Motion Timer Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidgeting, Captivating Distraction • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
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 $12.90 1 $12.90
7 Inch Plastic Traffic Cones - 12 Pack of 7” Multipurpose Construction Theme Party Sports Activity Cones for Kids Outdoor and Indoor Gaming and Festive Events • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Mesh Squishy Ball (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40

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