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Mrs. Perez from Phoenix AZ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Room Upgrade

Help me give my students a swing, squeezer, ball pit, balls, footrests​, vibrating pillows, and other items to upgrade their sensory room.

  • $5,879 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have equal opportunity to develop our talents." John F. Kennedy. This quote cannot be more true for my students. Their talents are hidden on the inside struggling to come out.

My students have various disabilities such as Autism, Intellectual Disability, and Learning Disability which means that learning and communicating is a daily struggle for them.

Not only do they struggle to learn but it is difficult for them to function in a normal classroom because of their outbursts due to the inability to communicate their needs. They are in a Title 1 school where it is 95% reduced-price or free lunch. They love to learn new things even though it is a struggle for most of them.

My Project

My students have Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders. As students with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorders they require sensory throughout the day to help regulate their bodies and minds. The items I am requesting are going to be used to upgrade their sensory room. We need updated materials for the students' sensory needs.

We are requesting a new swing, specialized seating, weighted lap blankets, peanut balls, items for fine motor skills, and a ball pit.

These items are used during sensory rotations to help regulate the students as well as work on their IEP goals for fine/gross motor skills and calming techniques to help them learn in class.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Indoor Therapy Gym • especial needs $1,314.75 1 $1,314.75
Mini Budget Ball Pit • especial needs $664.95 1 $664.95
Moving Mountains Squeezer - Double • especial needs $635.50 1 $635.50
1000 Piece 3-1/8" Ball Pit Balls • especial needs $370.03 1 $370.03
THINK-N-ROLL FOOTREST • School Specialty $13.27 13 $172.51
SOFT ROCKER - SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $100.77 1 $100.77
DEXTERITY BOARDS SET OF 6 • School Specialty $91.80 1 $91.80
TAPE VELCRO HOOK AND LOOP 3/4IN X 15FT CLEAR • School Specialty $22.64 4 $90.56
PEA POD MEDIUM 60 IN L - 0.7MM • School Specialty $85.19 1 $85.19
PD MODELING COMPOUND 3 OZ CANS SET OF 48 • School Specialty $38.90 2 $77.80
TOY VIBRATE LOVEABLE LOVE BUG • School Specialty $62.47 1 $62.47
TIMER BIG DIGITAL - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $10.64 5 $53.20
LA371 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
MASSAGER VIBRATE BUG • School Specialty $16.11 3 $48.33
Saddle Roll 20" orange • especial needs $33.20 1 $33.20
Saddle Roll 16" Yellow • especial needs $25.60 1 $25.60
FIDGET - WEIGHTED PUSHPATHZ SET OF 5 • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
WAND SPIRAL MYSTICAL GLITTER SET OF 3 • School Specialty $12.28 2 $24.56
COLOR MIX • School Specialty $6.60 3 $19.80
ACCESSORY PENCIL GROTTO GRIP PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $17.96 1 $17.96
VR153 - Nonhardening Modeling Foam • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
NEWTON'S CRADLE 5.25 INCH • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
OPTION CLASS - ECR4KIDS - SOFT COLOR CHOICES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
GREEN (GR) - ECR4KIDS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

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