You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Cardenas from Salem OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Tools for SCHOOL!

Help me give my students sensory tools to make each and every one of them a successful learner.

  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 23 second graders are ready for an academic adventure to discover new topics! However, because all my students are both English Language Learners (ELL) and Title 1, they are posed with some challenges that they try and conquer on a day-to-day basis. As a result of the challenges my students face on a daily occurrence, I try to expose them to rich and meaningful content and a safe learning environment.

Being English Language Learners and in a Title 1 school, my students are posed with a greater challenge than just the average student.

Low income families make us a Title 1 school and could mean that they are not receiving the additional resources at home in order to be successful at school. ELL is a struggle in itself because these students are in a predominantly English speaking school. They may not have access to sufficient English at home in order for them to be supportive at school. Often these students are behind in this aspect of knowing and learning English.

The strength that my students show, is that despite the challenges they face, they simply do not give up. Their determination and perseverance makes me proud as their teacher.

My Project

The materials chosen have been carefully thought out to help my students with frustration issues, sensory overload and for those who have a hard time keeping their bodies calm. Some of the tools are sequenced weighted animals, flexible seating choices and social emotional learning books. These weighted animals provide a calming effect and promote relaxation. The flexible seating will help my students channel their hyper activeness in a non-disruptive and safe manner. The books are to provide a sense of understanding of their feeling and emotions and how to manage them. The books also bring awareness to those who are going through these emotions and how to respond in these situations.

Allowing my students to have different resources and materials to enhance their learning when frustrations arise is my goal, so learning can still take place.

As second graders, students have the pressure of everyday learning and at times home insecurities. With that, their frustrations seem to get the best of them. When this happens having these resources readily available can prevent a crisis in the classroom providing safety for the students while making learning the priority again. I hope with these tools we can prevent this from happening. I know that with these new materials all my students can achieve learning and success in our classroom.

Mrs. Cardenas
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Cardenas is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Moods, My Choices Flipbook for Kids; 20 Different Moods/Emotions; Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices; Laminated Pages • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Kick Bands Desk Fidget Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School Students - ADHD Foot Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Desks by Solace • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
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
Creativity for Kids Mini Sequin Pets - Twinkles The Elephant Plush Toy - Elephant Stuffed Sequin Animal • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Creativity for Kids Mini Sequin Pets - Dazzle The Dino Plush Toy - Dinosaur Stuffed Animal • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Creativity for Kids Mini Sequin Pets - Norbert The Narwhal Plush Toy - Weighted Sensory Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Bully B.E.A.N.S. • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Salem","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4453320],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OR","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4060092,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":23,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Cardenas","authorIds":{"4453320":{"owner":"Mrs. Cardenas","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4060092],"proposalHash":"459353041","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",1984,x331,y193&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1616191501489","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20935329,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjM5ODQ4Ng==","NDQ1MzMyMA==","NTkzNTkzOA=="],"teacherId":4453320,"schoolCounty":"Marion","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OR","name":"Oregon"}}