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Mrs. J. from Petersburg VA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Tools for Self-Regulation Success!

Help me give my students sensory tools so that they can learn to self-regulate!

  • $320 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a school social worker, I work with students of all ages in an urban, low-income school district; our students and staff members work hard to ensure that lots of learning is happening in our buildings.

In my small groups and individual sessions, students have the opportunity to learn and practice skills that they will always be able to use.

Through hands-on activities, students learn how to be good friends to one another and how to be good students and citizens. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to teach students the skills they will need to know in order to become successful adults one day. I love how hard my students work to improve themselves and learn appropriate coping and social skills. We always have fun and learn so much. Students with better social-emotional skills perform better academically.

My Project

Academically successful students need to know how to self-regulate. Tools such as kinetic sand, waterbead balls, and tangle fidgets can help students calm down so that they can be successful in school. These sensory toys can also help students feel calm and safe while expressing themselves in counseling sessions.

My students have always loved blocks, magnetic tiles, and colored pencils.

We would like to add more to our much-loved collection; these toys bring peace and confidence to my students. Thank you for supporting my students as they increase their self-regulation and coping skills. We are truly very appreciative. Thank you.

Mrs. J.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $36.49 1 $36.49
PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards - Creativity Beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Lewo Wooden Rainbow Stacker Large Nesting Puzzle Blocks Educational Toys for Kids Baby Toddlers • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Kinetic Sand Beach Sand Kingdom Playset with 3lbs of Beach Sand, for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear, 3-Mil (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $17.84 1 $17.84
KELZ KIDZ Durable Jumbo Squishy Water Bead Stress Balls (4 Pack) - Great Sensory Toy for Anxiety Relief for Children and Adults - Helps Calm Kids with ADHD & Autism • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Special Supplies Liquid Motion Bubbler Toy (4-Pack) Colorful Hourglass Timer with Droplet Movement, Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom Sensory Play, Cool Home or Desk Decor • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
SimpleHouseware Mesh Hanging File Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
AmazonBasics Hanging Folders, Letter Size, Jewel-Tone Colors, 25 Per Box • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Clipco Book Rings Large 2-Inch Nickel Plated (50-Pack) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Spiky Sensory Finger Rings (Pack of 10) - Great Fidget/Sensory Toy for Kids and Adults - Spiky Finger Ring/Acupressure Ring Set • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Foamily Premium Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, 16" L X 16" W, Standard/White • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Play Tailor Sequin Pillow Case Flip Sequin Pillow Cover Throw Cushion Cover 16x16in, Purple and Gold • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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