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Ms. McConnell from Cincinnati OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory, Seats, and Smiles, OH MY!

Help me give my students a variety of sensory items (gymnastics mat, flexible seating options, and more) to meet my students unique needs in the classroom.

  • $467 goal

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My Students

Hello! My name is Kelsey McConnell and I am the Intervention Specialist to 6 amazing young boys. My boys, our two paraprofessionals, and I make up the Junior High Autism Unit at our school. My boys are all energetic and full of life. In our home away from home (what we call our classroom) the students learn from a functional curriculum that targets content, communication, behavior, and social-emotional skills.

Each of my students work hard to overcome the challenges that make learning in a traditional setting difficult.

Positive mindsets and unyielding perseverance are common traits displayed by these boys on a daily basis. Their 'never give up' attitude is one that should be mimicked by students everywhere.

My Project

In our classroom, my students participate in stimulating activities and lessons built around the functional curriculum. Communication and understanding social behavior often prove difficult for my students. Sensory activities help my students improve interactions with each other while increasing engagement with learning content.

Sensory activities and flexible seating options provide students with the opportunity for functional communication and allows for a safe area to continue to gain a better understanding of personal and social behaviors.

Flexible seating allows my students to make choices about their learning environment. Students are asked to communicate their desired seating choice via their individual communication method. The requested materials will help provide new and exciting choices for my students!

Ms. McConnell
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BalanceFrom GoGym All-Purpose 4'x10'x2 Extra Thick High Density Anti-Tear Gymnastics Gym Folding Exercise Aerobics Mats (Black) • Amazon Business $84.88 1 $84.88
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 2 $56.18
Impact Canopy Bungee Chair, Portable Folding Chair, Web, Black • Amazon Business $47.95 1 $47.95
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBS-SO Plastic Stack Stools, Black & Grey, Pack of 5 • Amazon Business $47.80 1 $47.80
Learning Resources Time Tracker Visual Timer & Clock, Blue • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
TomCare Cube Storage 6-Cube Closet Organizer Storage Shelves Cubes Organizer DIY Plastic Closet Cabinet Modular Book Shelf Organizing Storage Shelving for Bedroom Living Room Office, Black • Amazon Business $24.24 1 $24.24
Day 1 Fitness Inflatable Wobble Cushion with Pump 13" Black - Durable Exercise Balance Pad to Improve Coordination, Stability, and Core - Balancing Disc Cushions for Home, Gym, School, Rehab • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
TOP BRIGHT Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids Ages 4-8 - 48 Piece Space Theme Puzzles for Toddlers • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
IPIDIPI TOYS Flippy Kitten Eye Popping Cat - Large Squishy Squeeze Toy for Stress Reduction for Boys and Girls - Great for Kids with Autism and ADHD • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Construction Vehicles Building Site Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle (Beautiful Original Artwork, Sturdy Cardboard Pieces, 48 Pieces) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Space Voyage Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle (48 Pieces) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
IPIDIPI TOYS Flippy Dragon Eye Popping Large Green Squishy - Squeeze Toy for Stress Reduction - Perfect Dinosaur Gift for Boys and Girls - Great for Kids with Autism or ADHD • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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