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Ms. Fox from Frederick MD is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Souls

My students need sensory items: a trampoline, weighted blanket and wobble cushions.

  • $458 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are currently 10 students in my inclusive pre-kindergarten classroom. My students come from many different backgrounds and the majority of my students are living below the poverty line. Each student in my class has a completely different personality and I look forward to their presence every single day. Their eagerness to learn is unbelievable, but sometimes my students need a little support in order to show their true capabilities. My students are sensory seekers, and become upset when sensory stimulation is not present. My students occasionally cry, scream and display behaviors when there is a lack of stimulation. I am working to increase the amount of sensory items within my classroom to give my students the best learning environment possible; somewhere they can feel safe and loved.

My Project

Students with autism and other developmental disabilities, may have an impaired sensory system. Sometimes one or more senses are either over or under reactive to stimulation. This is believed to be the underlying reason for such behaviors as rocking, head-banging, hand-flapping and spinning. Sensory integration techniques, such as pressure can facilitate attention and awareness. Sensory integration is an “innate neurobiological process and refers to the integration and interpretation of sensory stimulation from the environment by the brain”. Sensory integration focuses primarily on three senses- tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive. These senses allow us to experience, interpret and respond to different stimuli in our environment.

I have requested the following items: a trampoline, weighted blanket and wiggle seats to help give my students the sensory stimulation they need in order to be successful.

Occupational therapists use trampolines to help students improve how the brain processes and organizes incoming information through physical movement. Wiggle seats are used to help learners who have a difficult time sitting still and/or focusing. The deep pressure touch stimulation from weighted blankets produces seratonin in children, which can help them stay calm. The sensory items listed on this page will be used to provide students with sensory information which helps organize the central nervous system and assist the child in processing a more organized response to sensory stimuli, and will assist in the overall growth in social and academic performance.

Thank you for your contribution to my project!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TRAMPOLINE FOLD AND GO • School Specialty $106.71 1 $106.71
FLEECE WEIGHTED BLANKET-SM-BLUE • School Specialty $88.96 1 $88.96
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 5 $74.95
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97

Materials cost

$315.59

Vendor shipping charges

$19.57

State sales tax

$18.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$388.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.62

Total project goal

$457.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$457.45

9 Donors

-$383.92

Donations toward project cost

-$329.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.59

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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