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Ms. K. from Springfield VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Seekers

My students need different seating options such as the cozy lounger and vibrating pillows to help them calm down in a quiet area when upset/anxious. The fidgets will allow them to explore using their senses.

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The preschool special education students and Head Start Students in our program come from a variety of economic backgrounds with over 54% of students at the school receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Our school system is one of the most ethnically diverse school systems in Virginia. Students come from homes where families speak a multitude of languages including English, Spanish, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, Hindi, Pashtu, Urdu, Mandarin and much more.

My students are diverse learners who are 2-5 years old.

Most have limited language skills in addition other disabilities including down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delays and medically fragile children. The children love to learn through play, dance and movement. Many of the children have sensory needs that are not able to be addressed due to lack of funding.

My Project

My students are early learners, ages 2-5, with special needs. They all learn in a variety of ways. Having the alternate seating such as the Cozy Lounger, Bumpy Vibrating Pillow and Vibrating Soccer Pillow, for those times when things are overstimulating, will allow my students to participate fully in the program by giving them a place to take a short break and regroup. While relaxing they may also choose to watch one of the Sensory Liquid Bottles to calm down. Some of my children just need a break from their work and play, so they may choose to relax with a Sensory Liquid Bottle or The Sound and Sort Stackers which aids in the need for visual or auditory input.

The fidgets, including Mini Pushpathz, Caterpinch, and the Rappersnappers that I chose are ones that will strengthen my students' hands to help them prepare for fine motor tasks including building with LEGO bricks, pouring, cutting, pinching and rolling play dough, stringing beads and opening containers.

As they gain muscle strength this in turn will help them be more independent throughout the day as they will be able to snap and unsnap pants for independence in the bathroom, prepare their lunch by opening plastic bags and containers and buttoning and zipping their backpacks and coats.

Ms. K.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cozy Lounger • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
Sound and Sort Stackers (Set of 18) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
VIBRATING PILLOW SOCCER BALL • School Specialty $22.71 1 $22.71
VIBRATING PILLOW BUMPY TURTLE • School Specialty $22.71 1 $22.71
KIT FIDGETS SQUASH-IT AUDITORY NOISY SET OF 3 • School Specialty $17.03 1 $17.03
SCISSOR GUIDE - CUT N CRUISE CAR PACK OF 3 • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
FIDGET - MINI PUSHPATHZ SET OF 5 • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
GUMFUN • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
FIDGET CATERPINCH • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
Sensory Liquid Set (Set of 3) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.31 1 $9.31
RAPPER SNAPPER MINI, SET OF 3 • School Specialty $3.76 2 $7.52

Materials cost

$237.04

Vendor shipping charges

$12.58

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$283.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.97

Total project goal

$333.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$333.15

7 Donors

-$274.16

Donations toward project cost

-$236.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.37

match offer

-$54.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

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$0.00

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