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Dr. Allison Shardell from Newark OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory & Social Emotional Learning

Help me give my students flexible seating options, sensory processing items, and fun games to help them learn math and language arts!

  • $826 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher/intervention specialist working with students from kindergarten through 3rd grade. I have a full spectrum of needs on my caseload, ranging from academic needs through autism, sensory processing disorder, and emotional disturbance.

My school is a Title 1 school, meaning that many of my students have experienced poverty and other forms of trauma, in addition to their disabilities.

To be successful in the classroom, their emotional, sensory, academic, and behavior needs are all a priority.

My Project

My students often come to me with a history of trauma, in addition to their learning or developmental disabilities. They are often searching for not only a place to help them with the academics, but a place where they can feel safe, comfortable, and have their sensory needs met.

When students feel safe and their physical and emotional needs are met, they are able to free space in their brains to work.

Addressing the social, emotional, and sensory needs of children with disabilities and those who experienced trauma can allow them to break down barriers, put aside their worries, and have fun learning and growing.

Dr. Allison Shardell
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SE213 - Silly Shapes Sensory Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Abilitations Tactile Step-N-Stones Walk-On Domes - Set of 6 - 6 Colors - 009097 • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Active Kids Chair by Studico – Wobble Chair Juniors/Pre-Teens (Grades 3-7) - Age Range 7-12 - Flexible Seating Classroom - 17.75" Tall - Corrects Posture – Green • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
Active Kids Chair - Wobble Chair Pre-School - Elementary School - Age Range 3-7y - Grades K-1-2 - 14" High - Flexible Seating Classroom - Helps ADD/ADHD - Corrects Posture - Blue • Amazon Business $51.99 1 $51.99
AA570 - Fidget Monster • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 5 $49.95
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids 5 pounds - Great Weighted Lap Blanket for Kids with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder - Classroom and Special Education Supplies • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Abilitations Yuck-E-Balls, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 - 030895 • Amazon Business $33.63 1 $33.63
EA166 - Mini Time Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF468 - Magnetic Sight-Word Sentence Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Plastic Visual ASD Feelings Board and Keyring (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $14.79 2 $29.58
Abilitations Teacher's Pet Weighted Lap Dog, Dot, 3-1/2 Pounds - 1267921 • Amazon Business $23.04 1 $23.04
Fidget Toys Set(20 Pack)-Sensory Tools Anti-Anxiety Stress Relief Toys for Children and Adults with ADHD ADD Autism-Include Liquid Motion Timer, Mochi Squishy Toys, Fidget Pad, DNA Stress Ball & More • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Phonics Dominoes Blends & Digraphs • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Fraction Stax® Set Manipulative • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
The Pencil Grip Glitter, Universal Ergonomic Training Gripper for Righties and Lefties, 12 Count Assorted Colors (TPG-11212) • Amazon Business $16.37 1 $16.37
ZOHAN 030 [Upgraded] Nebula Ear Protection for Toddlers to Teens, Ultra Comfortable Noise Reduction Earmuffs • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Money Bags™ Coin Value Game • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Goodie Games™ Abc Cookies • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
ProCase Noise Reduction Ear Muffs, NRR 28dB Shooters Hearing Protection Headphones Headset, Professional Noise Cancelling Ear Defenders for Construction Work Shooting Range Hunting -Red • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, Visual, Tactile and Auditory Learning, 114 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Kids’ Noise Cancelling Ear Muffs | 25db Hearing Protection Earmuffs for Children/Toddler | Sound Blocking Over Ear Headphones | Bonus Carry Bag | For Shooting Range, Mowing, Car Race & More • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
24 Pack Reading Guide Strips Highlighter Colored Overlays Bookmark Read Strips Assorted Colors Strips for Children,Teacher, Dyslexia People(8 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Pencil Grip Crossover Grip Metallic Ergonomic Writing Aid for Righties and Lefties, 12 Count Assorted Colors (TPG-17712) • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
AmazonBasics Kids Ear Protection Safety Noise Earmuffs, Yellow • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Abilitations Egg OHS Handwriting Grips, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91

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