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Mrs. Hernandez-Marinez from Lawrence MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Tools: It's Ok to Touch

Help me give my students the sensory tools they need to regulate their emotions.

  • $453 goal

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My Students

I have never worked with such a resilient group of children as the ones in this elementary school community. Many of our students are from low income homes and are first to second generation immigrants. Our students recently suffered a tragedy to add to their many layers of obstacles in their lives. The Merrimack Valley had a gas explosion that impacted our town and surrounding communities. As a school we closed our doors putting safety first and had to close for two school days. Our students depend on our school breakfast and lunch for daily meals. As a school we thought our attendance would be low when we reopened, but our attendance was surprisingly high. That is just an example of our school community.

My Project

The goal of sensory tools in school is to support participation, engagement, and interactions that promote skill development and learning. Whether your child is working to develop social skills with peers, behavioral and emotional regulation, improve attention/focus, develop organization skills, or manage classroom behaviors, sensory tools can regulate a child’s arousal level in order to get at these higher-level skills needed for classroom success!

Sensory tools in the classroom or a specific location in the school are used to support the child’s “readiness to learn.”

Sensory tools are intended to promote regulation, improve focus, increase participation, and therefore enable your child to be available for learning!

The Therapy Putty and Stress Ball Kit are great tools for stress relief for kids and a great coping tool for ADHD as a fidget toy.

The Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair supports the release of energy a student may have and provide alternative seating. These simple everyday tools are a great help to students that need something extra to take the edge off and allow them to focus on learning.

Mrs. Hernandez-Marinez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KINDEN Teamwork Games Group Learning Activity Fun Playing Run Mat for Kids and Adults Field Day Game • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee, Wasabi • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
Weighted Lap Blanket Pad for Kids by SENSORY4U – Sloth Weighted Blanket 4 Lbs - Washable - Perfect for Sensory Disorders Such as Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Stress and Poor Concentration • Amazon Business $43.95 1 $43.95
Huggaroo Puppy Weighted Lap Pad for Kids - 100% Washable, 3.6 lbs, 29x8 inches • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
School Smart Stepping Buckets Balance Builders - 5 x 12 inch - Set of 6 - 2 Each of 3 Primary Colors - 018901 • Amazon Business $38.26 1 $38.26
Nine Line Men's T-Shirt, Red, XX-Large • Amazon Business $24.43 1 $24.43
DIGYT Therapy Putty and Stress Ball Kit - Occupational Therapy and Sensory Toys for Hand Therapy, Fine Motor Control, Grip and Mobility - Stress Relief Balls for Kids and Adults - ADHD Fidget Toys • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Intex Beanless Bag Inflatable Chair, 42" X 41" X 27", Gray • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
JellyBeadZ Brand - Kids Tactile Sensory Experience - 3 Color-Blue-Water Bead Gel 3 - 10 Gram Packs. BeadZ Only • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

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