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Ms. Campanelli from Summerville SC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Support for Success

Help me give my students weighted lap blankets, therapeutic putty, wobble/bounce bands, fidget toys and noise-cancelling headphones that will provide the sensory input they need to focus and succeed on academics.

  • $410 goal

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My Students

My Mondays through Fridays are spent teaching 20 exceptional students in a self-contained cross-categorical special education classroom in a high-poverty school district. My classroom has students in grades K-5 that have various disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury and Developmental Delay. My classroom focuses on the academic and functional needs for these students.

These exceptional students need sensory inputs in order to maximize their academic potential.

These students work every day to overcome their sensory struggles in order to learn basic math, reading, writing, and social skills. After being provided with various sensory materials, students will be able to eliminate one struggle in their school day and be able to better focus on their academics.

My Project

My special education classroom has students in all primary grades and are diagnosed with various disabilities. In general, all of my students struggle academically and are performing below grade-level. Not only do these students have academic struggles, but they also have various sensory needs that they need to overcome throughout the school day.

With these appropriate sensory supports, my students can get their sensory needs fulfilled, therefore maximizing their attention toward learning.

Movement: The Bouncy Chair Bands and Wobble Cushions will give students an opportunity for quiet movement while sitting at their desk. The fidget items will give students an outlet for moving their hands quietly without disturbing their peers.

Reducing Anxiety: Additionally, many of these supports can help reduce sensory-driven anxiety and provide the calm students need to feel comfortable. The Weighted Lap Blankets and theraputty will provide deep pressure touch stimulation to naturally feel calm. The noise-cancelling headphones will make students feel safe and comfortable during fire drills and other louder portions of the school day such as gym/music class or in the cafeteria.

Self Regulation: The lava bottles, fidget toys and theraputty will help promote self-regulation with sensory breaks.

In order to be successful in their academic progress, these students need various sensory supports to use throughout their day and throughout the school environment.

Ms. Campanelli
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Original Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) - Children love bouncing their feet and feeling the tension to relieve their anxiety, hyperactivity, frustration, or boredom. • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94
bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump/Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Sensory Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - 5-pounds - Great Lap Weighted Blanket for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Sensory Weighted Lap Pads for Kids - Includes Cover - Relaxes and Relieves Stress and Anxiety - Great for Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD - (19" x 22" - 5LBS) - Borbona • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Dr.meter Kids Noise Reduction Earmuffs with 27 NRR Hearing Protection Earmuffs for Shooting Sleeping and Studying, Green-2 Packs • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Vive Therapy Putty (3-oz each) - For Finger, Hand and Grip Strength Exercises - Extra Soft, Soft, Medium and Firm Resistance Kit - Theraputty for Occupational and Physical Therapy. (1-Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
nobasco 24 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Fidget Toys Pack Stress Relief Hand Toys for Adults Kids - Perfect for ADHD ADD Anxiety Autism, Toy Assortment for Boys Girls • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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