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Ms. Gilligan from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Support for Our Room

Help me give my students the sensory support they need such as wobble chairs and BouncyBands to learn every single day!

  • $506 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are creative, loving, and full of energy!!! They love making friends and interacting with one another. They are extremely eager to learn every single day even though their learning styles vary so greatly! The 20 students that I see throughout the day come from almost every grade level! In our classroom, we have Kindergarten and 2nd-6th grade. My students have learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, and developmental disabilities. In order to address this wide range of needs, I am looking to furnish my classroom with things such as sensory toys and flexible seating. I want to make sure our classroom continues to be a safe, comfortable, and accommodating environment for every single one of my students!

My Project

Sensory toys and flexible seating will allow my students to feel a level of self-advocacy and safety in our classroom.

They will be able to make the choices that they believe are best for their individual learning styles and needs.

Currently, students are able to choose areas of the classroom where they would like to work (different desks, tables, couches/chairs with clipboards). However, many of them benefit from having something extra (sensory toys, different types of chairs) to help keep them stay focused on their learning!

Social emotional learning is also a big component of the learning that occurs in our classroom. My students are working very hard on regulating their emotions. These items will give students more freedom to make choices to help themselves regulate their emotions. They will help them advocate for their needs when they are feeling angry, sad, frustrated, over-stimulated, or just need a break. These items will benefit student academic, social, and emotional learning!

I have seen the benefits of giving my students the ability to choose and to speak up for what they need. I hope with these additions to our classroom, they will grow even more!

Ms. Gilligan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Black • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.69 2 $95.38
Kids Kore Wobble Chair 14" - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $47.69 2 $95.38
BouncyBands(r) for Desks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 4 $57.44
Bouncy Bands(r) for Chairs • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 4 $53.84
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch and Squeeze Stress Balls 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders and More • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Fidget Toys Set with Stress Balls for Kids, Teens and Adults, 18 Pack Stretchy Sensory Tool with Liquid Motion Timer for ADHD, Autism and Anxiety, Fun Fidgeting Game for Classroom and Office • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
HEARTEK Kids Ear Protection Noise Reduction Children Protective Earmuffs – Sound Cancelling Hearing Muffs for Toddler, Baby, Infants – Adjustable, Foldable with Travel Bag - Dark Green • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Pink, 2 Lb • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Green, 2 Lb • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
HEARTEK Kids Ear Protection Noise Reduction Children Protective Earmuffs – Sound Cancelling Hearing Muffs for Toddler, Baby, Infants – Adjustable, Foldable with Travel Bag- Dark Blue • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
HEARTEK Kids Ear Protection Noise Reduction Children Protective Earmuffs – Sound Cancelling Hearing Muffs for Toddler, Baby, Infants – Adjustable, Foldable with Travel Bag - Black • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$393.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$429.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.85

Total project goal

$505.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$505.67

2 Donors

-$251.96

Donations toward project cost

-$215.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.29

match offer

-$251.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$214.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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