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Mrs. Lantu from Austin TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Supports for Student Success!

Help me give my students the sensory supports they need. With the restrictions of covid-19, having sensory supports for each student to have as their own is vital for their success in the classroom setting!

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a social/communication special education teacher, I work with a variety of students in grades 1-5. I have some students who are artistically gifted, some that have amazing science ability, and others that can remember even the most detailed sequence. I have students with communication needs that keep them from enjoying interactions with peers, learning difficulties that frustrate them, executive functioning struggles that restrict them, and behavioral challenges that can cause assumptions to be made by peers and school staff.

Therefore, I teach with this mantra, a quote from Ignacio Estrada: “If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” My students have encountered many in the past who would leave them behind simply because they struggle with the "typical" classroom structure of teacher lectures.

It is my goal to target each child's particular skills and learning style in order for them to be successful, making school an enjoyable part of their lives!

My Project

There are two purposes for these tools: to provide sensory support for students in the classroom setting and as a sensory break option during non-classroom times.

These supplies may look like toys to many, but they are actually important tools to help students relax, focus, and calm their bodies in different settings.

Items such as fidgets, headphones, and light covers will help decrease fear, discomfort, and anxiety in the classroom environment. Items such as kinetic sand, exercise mats, and building blocks used as sensory breaks will help my students develop social learning skills like planning, negotiating, and sharing.

Mrs. Lantu
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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
Art3d 6-Tile Sensory Room Tile Multi-Color Exercise Mat Liquid Encased Floor Playmat Kids Play Floor Tile, 16 Sq.Ft • Amazon Business $154.99 1 $154.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Green, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Dr.meter EM100 Kids Protective Earmuffs with Noise Blocking Children Ear muffs for Sleeping, Studying, Shooting, Babies 27NRR Adjustable Head Band, Green • Amazon Business $9.29 5 $46.45
hand2mind - 92419 Sensory Fidget Tubes, Stress Relief Toy, Anxiety Relief Fidget Toys for Kids and Adults, for Distance Learning Stress Relief and Sensory Play, Homeschool Supplies (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Push pop pop Bubble Sensory Fidget Toy, Autism Special Needs Stress Reliever Silicone Stress Reliever Toy, Squeeze Sensory Toy for Kid and Adult (GreenYellowPuprle) • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Giant Stress Ball, Colorful Gel Water Beads Ball, Anti-Stress and Anxiety Relief Sensory Toy for Kids and Adults, Jumbo Calming Toy to Promote Focus and Relaxation, Autism Toy for ADHD, ADD and OCD • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
ArtCreativity 1.75 Inch Mesh Stress Balls for Kids - Pack of 24 - Squeeze Toys in Assorted Colors for Anxiety Relief and ADHD - Fun Birthday Party Favors, Treasure Box Prizes for Classroom • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
DNA Squish Stress Ball (4-Pack) Squeeze, Color Sensory Toy - Relieve Tension, Stress - Home, Travel and Office Use - Fun for Kids and Adults (Squishy) • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
Stress-Relief Sensory Stress Balls by Nyft Toys | Squishy Stress Toys | Squeezing Rubber Ball for Autism, ADHD, ADD, Sensory Needs, Bad Habits | The Calming Fidget Toy for Kids and Adults | 3 Pack • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Educational Insights The Original Fluorescent Light Filters in Tranquil Blue 4-Pack, Reduce Glare & Flicker, Easy Setup for Office, Hospitals, Home & Classrooms • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Clip Connect 100 Pieces | Diameter of 1.5 Inches | Interlocking Solid Plastic Building Blocks Discs Set STEM Educational Toy for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls | Safe Material for Kids • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
UpBrands Zipper Bracelets 6.5 Inches Sensory Toys Bulk Set, Neon Colors, Kit for Birthday, Party Favors for Kids, Goodie Bags, Easter Egg & Pinata Fillers, Students Incentives (48 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Snap and Click Fidgets for Sensory Relief Kids, KIDSTHRILL Set of 6 Twist and Shape Puzzle Toy, 10.75 Inches (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Therapeutic Fun Slime Putty Rainbow Balls Bulk, 1-Dozen Sensory Toys - Fun Toys and Party Favors • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
20,000 Rainbow Water Beads for Kids Non Toxic - Water Table Toy - Sensory Toys for Toddlers 3-4 - Educational Therapy Toy - Colorful Gel Beads • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

Materials cost

$468.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.20

Total project goal

$594.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.67

5 Donors

-$586.73

Donations toward project cost

-$505.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

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$0.00

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