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

Sensory Tools for Success

Help me give my students sensory tools such as bouncy bands and other resources they need to be successful.

  • $240 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 20 fun and energetic students who love to be in school. They love to explore and are really beginning to understand print concepts. We are a high-needs school with a diverse group of fantastic students. Some are homeless and come to us with nothing. These students come from all different backgrounds and skill levels. These skills and backgrounds really help to create a unique and fun classroom.

Many of my students have unique needs and I believe they should have the opportunity to learn in the way they need to.

They come to me hungry and many have never been in a classroom setting. They need engaging and fun materials, along with tools to help them concentrate on learning.

My Project

My students are a wonderful group who have unique needs. Many have a problem sitting still and constantly kick their legs around. Many times they kick so hard that their chair will fall over. The resistance bands would help them be safe. The writing paper and pencil grips will help those who suffer from a lack of fine motor skills. Many times in Kindergarten, students come to us with poor fine motor skills and we do not have sufficient tools to help them gain strength in their hands. All students in my classroom work really hard, but some have a more difficult time in the classroom. The books would allow us to go over rules and procedures, where everyone gets a chance to understand the expectations.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOUNCY BANDS FOR CHAIRS • School Specialty $13.27 6 $79.62
I'm In Control of Myself Book Set - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
I Get Along With Others Book Set - Paperback (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
PAPER SKIP LINE 11X8.5 1/2IN RULED LW SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $4.89 4 $19.56
Stetrotm Pencil Grip (36 count package) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46

Materials cost

$153.46

Vendor shipping charges

$18.06

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$203.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.97

Total project goal

$239.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$239.79

2 Donors

-$118.13

Donations toward project cost

-$103.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.72

match offer

-$118.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$100.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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