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Mrs. Quackenbush from Hope Mills NC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Space/Comfy Corner

Help me give my students with autism a safe and sensory filled space to provide for their specialized needs. Especially the gymnastics mat and inflatable pea pod- our students will find a comforting calming spot.

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My Students

Our school opened two Mild Intellectual Disabilities Self-Contained classrooms this year, after several years of not having these classrooms to accommodate the needs of our special children. Our students are full of life and eager to learn. They require a greater amount of support and one-to-one learning in order to succeed in a public school setting. The smiles on children's faces are enough to make this difficult career an everlasting one. However, there is quite a difference when a child who requires so much more than a typical classroom can accommodate, smiles after accomplishing something that may seem simple to us.

ID Mild classrooms are designed for the specific needs of students.

These students have a strong student services team helping the student and their families develop individualized education plans that teachers are required to follow. These students are able to utilize the public school setting, which is their right​ while obtaining a free and appropriate education designed to meet their individual needs.

My Project

All materials being requested will provide a sensory space to provide the sensory, tangible, and behavioral needs of each exceptional child in the classroom. In my experience, weighted blankets and toys have aided in comfort during anxious situations, as well as for understanding where a child fits in space and time. The lower lap desks with help our littles to stay focused on their school work and have another place to use the tablets that were so graciously donated this year.

Autism, developmental delays, specific learning disabilities; all require a greater and more intense academic experience.

What better way to help meet these needs than to provide sensory spaces, safe comfy corners, and adapted materials to enhance academics, character building, and daily life skills.

Mrs. Quackenbush
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hazli Home Gymnastics Mat for Kids – Premium Folding Tumbling Mat for Beginners – 2.5' x 6' x 1.5" Soft Yet Firm Gym Mat for Maximum Safety and Security - Lightweight Foldable Gymnastic Tumbling Pad • Amazon Business $64.50 2 $129.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Blue • Amazon Business $28.49 3 $85.47
Abilitations Inflatable PeaPod Junior, 48 Inches, Vinyl, Green • Amazon Business $76.48 1 $76.48
Kids Activity Table, 4in1 Water Table, Play Table, Building Blocks Table and Storage for Toddler, Includes 1 Table, 2 Chairs and 25 Jumbo Bricks • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - 5-pounds - Great Lap Weighted Blanket for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Abilitations Teacher's Pet Weighted Lap Dog, Dot, 3-1/2 Pounds • Amazon Business $23.04 1 $23.04
40 PACK - Fine Point Dry Erase Markers (12 ASSORTED COLORS WITH 7 EXTRA BLACK) - Thin Barrel Design - Perfect Pens For Writing on Whiteboards, Dry-Erase Boards, Mirrors, Windows, White Boards • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy for Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | for ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
12-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers/Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • 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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