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Ms. Bonifacio from College Park MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shoo Away Anxiety

My students need to experience metamorphosis by having a classroom butterfly garden. They also need sensory toys to reduce their anxiety and stress.

  • $176 goal

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My Students

My students are very special. All of them have autism. They may have disabilities but they have equal rights to be provided with the same opportunities and services to become self-sufficient individuals. In order to do that, as their teacher, I am here to give them the most meaningful experience and learning that they can have in school.

With their cognitive disability, they learn in a very special and unique way.

They may have meltdowns when triggered by sensory overload. It is important to know and understand their interests, weaknesses, and strengths to fully support their learning needs. It is very challenging to be an autism teacher BUT it is very rewarding! I am a true advocate for children with autism.

My Project

Students with autism may have meltdowns when they are under stress due to sensory overload. My classroom is in need of materials that will help reduce this anxiety. Using sensory toys, wiggle seat, picture symbols can help them calm down and redirect their emotions. Most of the time, they cannot control their emotions. They will just be triggered by loud noise or the information given to them is overwhelming. They need to take a break from this overwhelming sensory input. If not, it will trigger a meltdown.

Students with autism will feel safe in an environment when their needs are addressed and understood.

As a result, they will be more productive and cooperative for their own success in the classroom.

My project consists of sensory materials that will help my students manage their emotions, support their focus, and be used to reward positive behavior. Fidget toys, liquid motion timer, and squeeze bean helps my students relax through sensory stimulation. Using picture exchange symbols make it easier for my students to communicate. I have non-verbal students who point to pictures in order to express their needs. I also have students who have ADHD and finds it difficult to sit and attend to activities. Sitting at wiggle air seats give them the sensory stimulation they need and helps them focus on classroom activities.

Ms. Bonifacio
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insect Lore Deluxe Butterfly Garden with Live Cup of Caterpillars and Feeding Habitat Kit • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
16 Pack Relieves Stress and Increase Focus Bundle Sensory Toys-Fidget Chain/Cube/Infinity Magic Cube/Liquid Motion Timer/Squeeze Bean Toys for ADD ADHD • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Autism Supplies And Developments Picture Exchange Communication System Behaviour Keyring • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Stability Balance Disk :: Your NEW Bumpy Chair Cushion Disc :: Wobble / Wiggle Air Seat Disks also Best for Kids in Classroom Seating :: Because You Need the Top Adults Core Exercise Trainer • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Neliblu Pull and Stretch Squeeze Stress Ball and Puffer Balls Toys, Assortment 12-Pack • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Fun Puzzle Balls by Neliblu - Clear Instructional Videos and Sheets Included - Bulk Party Favors - Party Games - Fidget Brain Teaser Puzzles 2.5" - 1 Dozen Bulk Pack of Party Toys • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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