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Mr. Ostapowicz from Meriden CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory ROOM for TSC

Help me give my students a diffuser, oils, soft seats and a sleep machine to develop a quiet and safe environment that is warm and inviting.

  • $581 goal

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My Students

I teach students in a semi self-contained behavior program at an urban high school. My students struggle with social, behavior, and mental health needs. These needs impact their ability to be successful in the general education environment. My students come from diverse backgrounds.

Many have had behavior difficulties and are working hard to engage in school.

They struggle to maintain appropriate school behavior and achieve academic success in large group settings. We work on developing their coping and social skills daily. My students are active and energetic. They require a small structured setting to be successful. My hope in this project is to control the environment around them. Making the classroom warm, clean, and inviting.

My Project

My goal is to control the environment for my students. Making the classroom a relaxing place to complete assignments. Students should feel comfortable in class as well as relaxed. The essential oil diffuser is an item that will make the students feel relaxed with various aromas. The area rug and posters are to make the classroom more inviting, so that students are ready to learn.

Posting student work is pivotal to their success.

Students need to visually see that work is important to teachers. There are currently no bulletin boards in my room and student work often falls off the wall with just tape. The bulletin board is a visual way to show students their work matters. This influences them to participate more, while taking pride in their work.

The walkie talkies with headset is to ensure students do not hear the chatter on the radio in my room. This way students can continue to engage in educational discourse without disruption.

Mr. Ostapowicz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quartet Contour Fabric Bulletin Board, 4' x 3', Black Frame, Gray Fabric • Staples Advantage $90.09 1 $90.09
DD370X - Soft Seats - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
Arcshell Rechargeable Long Range Two-Way Radios with Earpiece 4 Pack UHF 400-470Mhz Walkie Talkies Li-ion Battery and Charger Included • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
ArtNaturals Therapeutic-Grade Aromatherapy Essential Oil Set – (8 x 10ml) - 100% Pure of the Highest Quality Oils – Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus • Amazon Business $18.95 2 $37.90
Sleep Easy Sound Conditioner, White Noise Machine • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Diffuser for Essential Oils (400ml) - Super High Aroma Output, FREE Cleaning Kit - Light Wood Essential Oil Diffuser • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
SUPERJARE Broom and Dustpan Set, Lengthened Upright Grips Sweep Combo, 180° Rotation Broom for Home & Office - Green • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Find it Games - Kids Version - The Original Hidden Object Search Adventure • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ArtNaturals Therapeutic-Grade Aromatherapy Essential Oil Set – (8 x 10ml) - 100% Pure of the Highest Quality Oils – Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters—2-Pack • Amazon Business $18.87 1 $18.87
YayaCat Deep Sea Moving Sand Art Picture Sandscapes in Motion Office Desktop Art Decor Toys Mini Size Blue (7"×5") • Amazon Business $17.80 1 $17.80
casa pura Premium Entry Mat | Entrance Mat Comparison Test Score: Very Good (A-/1.3) | Ideal as Front Door Mat Entry Rug | Blue Black - 16" x 30" • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Bouncy Bands The Original Student Sensory Tool for Middle & High School Chairs - Kids Love Bouncing Their feet to Relieve Their Anxiety, hyperactivity, Frustration, or Boredom. • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
9x Poster Motivational Self Positive Office Quotes Inspirational Success Teamwork Dream Focus Responsibility Prints 20x13" (50x33cm) E397(01-09) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sensory Spiky Set - 3 Spiky Fidget Rings & 3 Spiky Stress Balls - Best Sensory Fidget Toy for Kids with ADD, Autism, & Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Multiplication Chart by School Smarts Fully Laminated Durable Material Rolled and SEALED in Plastic Poster Sleeve for Protection. Discounts are in the special offers section of the page. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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