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Ms. DeLong from W Springfield MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Room Materials for Students With Trauma

Help me give my students the opportunity to self monitor their behavior and decompress after facing trauma.

  • $870 goal

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My Students

My students are inquisitive, creative, and motivated to absorb experiences and learning. They arrive to the classroom with a rich cultural history.

Many are refugees, having spent some or all of their lives in refugee camps or locations exposed to war, violence, natural disasters, and instability.

Their school histories are often characterized by transitions, interruptions, or few to no opportunities to safely attend. All of my students are English language learners in the beginning phases of English acquisition. They genuinely demonstrate gratitude and desire to understand and express, connect with adults and peers, and contribute to our community.

Our school is situated directly outside a large urban site and is considered a high-poverty area. 85% of the attending students are high needs as determined by the state. The student body is large and ethnically diverse with 60% speaking a native language other than English.

My Project

A sensory room is a special room designed to develop a person's sense, usually through special lighting, music, and objects. It can be used as a therapy for children with limited communication skills. Our school needs materials that can be used for a sensory room. Many of our students have needs that could be addressed by utilizing this room. The room would include materials such as a play floor, which changes colors when pressure is applied. It also includes a peanut ball, sensory tunnel, and sensory sock as a form of sensory therapy for students. A bubble tube, optic light, liquid light projector would be used for therapy as special lighting in the room. The pea pod would be a great addition by giving students a confined space to relax. A crash pad can is also essential in a sensory room, helping with their sensory skills. Last, the sensory disorder bundle will help students individually work on their sensory skills by wearing objects.

Ms. DeLong
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Art3d 6-Tile Multi-Color Exercise Mat Liquid Encased Floor Playmat Kids Safety Play Floor Tile, 16 Sq.Ft • Amazon Business $159.00 1 $159.00
Milliard Sensory Pad with Foam Blocks for Kids and Adults with Washable Cover (5 feet x 5 feet) • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00
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 $124.95 1 $124.95
Abilitations Inflatable Peapod Junior, 48 Inches, Vinyl, Green • Amazon Business $76.48 1 $76.48
SENSORY4U Indoor Therapy Sensory Swing for Kids with Special Needs (Hardware Included) | Snuggle Cuddle Hammock for Kids with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers | Great for Sensory Integration (Olive Green) • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Milliard Peanut Ball Variety Pack - Approximate Sizes: Orange 23x12 inch (60x30cm) and Blue 31x15 inch (80x40cm) Physio Roll • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
SANHO Dynamic Movement Sensory Body Sock - Updated Version , Bright Blue (Small) • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
Delicacy Ocean Wave Projector 12 LED Remote Control Undersea Projector Lamp,7 Color Changing Music Player Night Light Projector for Kids Adults Bedroom Living Room Decoration • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Westminster Multi-Sensory Glacier Fiber Optic Light • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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