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Ms. Birley from Renton WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shake Rattle and Relax

My students need a variety of sensory/fidget materials such as an "LED Calming Autism Sensory Light Projector" to help regulate their sensory systems.

  • $223 goal

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My Students

We are a classroom of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students. All of the students have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Many of the students are non-verbal or have limited communication skills. We work on pre-academic tasks, learning how to be independent, how to take a break and daily living skills. The students love to sing, look at books and do art projects. Every day the students either go to PE, music or library. The students rely on heavily on visual and environmental supports. As a classroom, We really enjoy going on outings and field trips in our community. We hope you enjoy looking at pictures of all of the fun things that we do everyday.

Understanding and supporting children with autism spectrum disorder is the best part of my day.

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My Project

Have you ever felt your shirt tag itch the back of your neck, the waistband of your jeans too tight or your the seam of your socks be crooked? This can be really annoying right? Well, the students in my classroom feel this way almost everyday and for many hours. My students are experiencing sensory dysregulation. Their bodies just don’t feel right, they are uncomfortable all day long. To help children with autism calm their bodies and sooth their sensory system we provide the children with items that they can look at, listen to and touch. These items are typically called “sensory toys”. Having items such as stress balls to squeeze, kinetic sand to squish between your fingers, silicone chewelry for students to chew and an LED calming light projector to provide a relaxing atmosphere are all very important to help support children with sensory issues. There are many educational benefits for children when they are calm and feeling regulated. My students are able to focus better on their learning tasks and stay engaged for longer periods of time.

I am asking for a variety of sensory/fidget materials including a LED Calming Autism Sensory Light Projector, stress balls, and chew necklaces.

The materials I am requesting will support my students in a variety of ways. All of my students have sensory issues that cause them to feel “out of sorts”. To help my students regulate their individual sensory system, I provide different types of activities and fidget toys to help my students become more regulated and ultimately more happy.

Ms. Birley
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LED Calming Autism Sensory Light Projector Toy Relax Blue Night Music Projection • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
DNA Stress Ball by YoYa Toys- 3 Pack- Squeezing Stress Relief Ball- For Kids & Adults- Stress Squishy Toys For Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits & More- Risk-Free Sensory Rubber Ball • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Functional Necessities Sensory Brick Chew Necklace Set (2-Pack) Silicone Chewelery for Autism, ADHD, Teething, Oral Motor, Biting - MEDIUM FIRMNESS - Self Soothing Chew Toy For Kids • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Set of 3! Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Orbiter Fidget Spinner Magnetic Orbit Ball Hand Spinner ADHD Focus Anxiety Relief Anti Depression Toy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
KeNeer 7Pack Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys - Relieve Stress, and Increase Patience - Build Resistance Squeeze, Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
CoolSand 14 oz. Refill Package, Kinetic Play sand for All Ages - Patented Formula - (Purple) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Teenitor Liquid Timer 2pack - Fidget Toy for Relaxing Therapy - Sensory Toy For Relaxation - Relieves Stress and Increase Focus for Adults and Children - Liquid Motion Bubbler Helps with ADHD ADD OCD Autism • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Clip Connect 100 Pieces | Diameter of 1.5 Inches | Interlocking Solid Plastic Building Blocks Discs Set STEM Educational Toy for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls | Safe Material for Kids • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Frick Frack Fidgets - Fidget Toy for Relaxing Therapy Set of 10 - Relieves Stress and Increase Focus for Adults and Children - Stress Toy Helps with ADHD ADD OCD Autism by ZIO Products • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
FIDGET TOYS for Sensory Kids and Adults (pack of 10) Marble Fidget Toy IMMEDIATELY Relieves Stress and Increase Focus- Sensory Toys for Autistic Children OCD ADHD-Classroom Fidgets for School • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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