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Ms. Horton from Cottage Grove MN is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Tools: The Way to Do School!

My students need sensory tools to use during the day to relieve stress/anxiety and to increase attention during lessons. The therapy putty (with ranging firmness) is the most popular and helps with attention and relieving stress!

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My Students

My students are aged 18-21 with special needs in a transition program. This is a small program, but extremely impactful. Students have a variety of disabilities ranging from developmental disabilities working on basic life skills to high functioning students preparing to attend post-secondary colleges and universities. Overall, the students have goals specifically in independent living, post-secondary education prep, and employment skills. With each student having unique needs in all of the areas, students are taught transition skills in a hands on way through projects and real life experiences.

My students are learning how to transition to adulthood in a successful way through hands on learning, real life experiences, and project based learning.

They are utilizing their last few years of school to prepare themselves to be the best person they can be at home, at work, and as a lifelong learner. Through their transition period, they learn how to cope with the daily stresses of adulthood and need access to sensory materials. This project is seeking access to sensory tools to reduce stress and cope with "adulting."

My Project

The students in our transition program are going through the last stages of their educational programming before adulthood. They can and will encounter stressful situations where they need to learn to manage their stress and anxiety levels. It is our job to teach them ways to cope and manage their stress and anxiety. Sensory tools are one of many teaching tools used to help students cope with stress and increase attention.

These sensory tools, such as therapy putty, spiky gloves, and stress balls, will help our students cope with the daily anxieties and stress of learning to be an adult as well as increasing focus on daily lessons.

Students will use these sensory tools on a daily basis to increase their attention with learning, decrease stress/anxiety, and help them succeed into adulthood.

Ms. Horton
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Therapy Putty by Vive (3-oz each) - For Finger, Hand & Grip Strength Exercises - Extra Soft, Soft, Medium & Firm Resistance Kit - Theraputty for Occupational & Physical Therapy, Thinking & Stress • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Hand Grip Strengthener Workout Kit (5 Pack) - 22-88lbs Adjustable Forearm Hand Gripper, Finger Stretchers, Finger exerciser & Grip Ring + Exercise Manual + Carrying Bag + 3 Years Warranty • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
DNA Stress Relief Ball - 3 Pack- Squeezing Balls- Sensory Stress Balls For Kids & Adults- Ideal Sensory Toy for Autism, Anxiety, ADHD & More • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
PENCIL WEIGHT 3 PACK • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Set of 3! Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Play Visions Spiky Glove (Colors Vary) • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
yueton Colorful Rainbow Gradual Change Colors Flexible Spiral Coil Wristband (Rainbow) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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