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Ms. Ditscheit from Madison WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Space for Calming

My students need sensory items and supports to create a classroom space which allows them to regulate and feel calm.

  • $954 goal

This project expired on September 15, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

All of my students are ages 5-7 years old and receive Special Education services. Their needs are as unique as they are! They enjoy participating in their classroom community, playing with cars and trucks, and big pushes on the tire swing. All students currently on my caseload are African American and are eligible for free/reduced lunch. Students' families live in our neighborhood communities and make attempts to be involved in their children's education. These kiddos are such a joy in their classroom and school communities!

My Project

My students are a unique bunch, requiring multiple forms of sensory input throughout their day. While there are some sensory items already being utilized, these students would benefit from sensory items that meet each of their unique needs.

These sensory items will be used to help my students, and others who might need it, calm before an escalation occurs or recoup after, increasing their availability for social and academic learning.

Without proper regulation items and strategies, students remain agitated throughout their day and cannot access their education. Creating a safe space in our school for students to regain emotional control of their body will allow for a better overall educational experience for these students and the community.

This project includes smaller items for pressure or tactile stimulation and larger items to create cozy corners with limited stimulation. All the items will be available to students who need them to increase their social and emotional learning. Specifically, items such as the weighted vest and weighted blankets will be used in the students' classrooms to help students stay regulated. The egg chair is the item I am most looking forward to and will be used for students to create a calming space, since many of my students like rhythmic back-and-forth movements when trying to calm. Additionally, the small tents will be used as an escape, quiet space for calming. These items will be great ways to ensure the emotional well-being of students.

Ms. Ditscheit
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EGG CHAIR - RED • School Specialty $236.64 1 $236.64
SLEEP SACK - TUCK IN TURTLE • School Specialty $145.00 1 $145.00
WEIGHTED HOODIE VEST-NAVY-SMALL • School Specialty $85.19 1 $85.19
PLAYTENT ME TOO • School Specialty $42.59 2 $85.18
VINYL WEIGHTED SMALL LAP PAD BLUE • School Specialty $34.07 1 $34.07
MASSAGER JIGGLER ELEPHANT AND GATOR SET OF 2 • School Specialty $16.11 2 $32.22
SENSEEZ TRENDABLE SWEATER PILLOW • School Specialty $30.31 1 $30.31
COLOR MIX • School Specialty $6.60 4 $26.40
RAINSTICK WOODEN 10'' • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
TIP HARD MINI 1-PC Z VIBE • School Specialty $5.67 2 $11.34

Materials cost

$699.62

Vendor shipping charges

$69.96

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$810.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.95

Total project goal

$953.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$953.02

3 Donors

-$851.26

Donations toward project cost

-$725.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.19

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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