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Mrs. Elder from Hallowell ME is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Support for Students with Special Needs

Help me give my students the tools they need to help regulate their sensory needs!

  • $482 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to Mrs. Elder's classroom! I have 10 wonderful, thoughtful, and creative students with special needs. Daily, my students come to school to work on academic and social skills. My students work hard to increase their skill levels in reading, writing, and math everyday, but sometimes they need a little help to stay on task. My students have been working on identifying when their body needs a break from learning. The next step is to start identifying tools to help their body refocus on learning.

With your support these students can be afforded opportunities they greatly need in order to achieve high academic and social expectations.

My Project

My students are hard at work all day long! Sometimes my students need a break to help meet their individual sensory needs.

Using social thinking curriculum, my students are learning to identify when their bodies need a break to help them refocus.

Once identifying that they need a break, my students are working on selecting tools to help them refocus and get back to work. Some of my students need items to squish, squeeze, build, draw, and/or view to help them refocus.

My goal is to create a break area in the classroom for students to their break and then return to their work without disrupting other learners.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC635SE - Calming Colors® Easy-Clean Room Divider - Sea Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
PP716 - Tilt & Turn Liquid Sensory Windows • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG735 - Let’s Get Moving! Activity Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
SE581 - Rainbow Liquid Sensory Viewers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE200 - Mold & Play Sensory Sand Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
VR154 - Squish & Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
AA739 - My First Magic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$355.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$409.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.19

Total project goal

$481.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$481.27

6 Donors

-$380.93

Donations toward project cost

-$324.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.85

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

-$0.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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