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Mrs. Tallman from N Charleston SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seriously Sensory?

My students need light filters, lap desks, a comfort & fidget muff, and a time timer for their sensory room.

  • $206 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My classroom is a revolving door. Students come in and out at various times of the day for a variety of needs. Each student has individual goals and my dream is for all students to meet and exceed their goals, along with becoming successful learners in their general education classroom.

Our school is a Title I School with a very diverse population of students.

Along with that diversity comes a large span of strengths and needs. I serve all grade levels at our school (Pre-K through 5th), so I see a variety of needs and learning styles on a daily basis in my classroom.

My Project

For children with sensory processing disorder, the lights, sounds, and demands of a typical school setting can be overwhelming. Our school's sensory space is designed to meet our students' therapeutic, emotional, and educational needs. We are requesting light filters to reduce the harsh light given off by the florescent lights of the sensory room. Luckily we have the perfect space for our sensory room, unfortunately we do not have control over the lighting in this area. We are also requesting lap desks and a time timer so students may complete work in this are upon calming themselves. The comfort and fidget muff with be one of many items in the sensory room that students will be able to use for self calming throughout the school day.

In this sensory space, children will have quiet time to escape the overstimulating classroom environment so that when they return, they are available to learn.

By regulating and meeting their sensory needs, students will be more successful across all school settings.

Mrs. Tallman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TwiddleClassic Fidget and Comfort Muff, Purple • Amazon Business $50.00 1 $50.00
Folding Lap Desk, laptop desk, Breakfast Table, Bed Table, Serving Tray - The lapdesk Contains Extra Storage space and dividers, & folds very easy,great for kids, adults, boys, girls • Amazon Business $18.97 2 $37.94
Time Timer MOD (Charcoal), 60 minute Visual Analog Desktop Timer, Durable Silicone Case, Optional Alert (On / Off), Silent Operation (No Ticking), 3.5” Square • Amazon Business $29.44 1 $29.44
Educational Insights 1232 Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters—2-Pack • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23

Materials cost

$133.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$175.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.89

Total project goal

$205.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$205.92

2 Donors

-$95.47

Donations toward project cost

-$95.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$93.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$79.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.85

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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Project Activity

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