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Ms. Taylor from Newington CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Skills, Emotions, and Sensory Outlets, Oh My!

Help me give my students sensory breaks (squishies, sensory board, fidgets, tactile items), comfortable alternative seating in sessions (sensory pillows), executive functioning skills (memory and skill-targeted games and activities), creative outlets through art expression and activities, and more!

  • $431 goal

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My Students

I previously taught 3rd grade, then 2nd. As I started my teaching career, I realized the various needs that compose a classroom. I soon realized I wanted to become more specialized and support students in array of ways through the field of social work. During my MSW program, I interned in an urban magnet school for a year as a clinical school social worker.

This year I am starting officially as a school social worker in a new district, and will service several individual students and groups.

I am looking to get supplies, games and activities that can benefit my students now and in the future. Some games I request will help with executive functioning skills and skill-based exercises that will encourage use of working memory, flexible thinking and critical thinking. I will also include some items that are sensory related or stress-relieving. (plus more!) Thank you

My Project

Supporting students' mental health will have significant positive impacts on their learning, but also their well-being as an individual. Some skills students will learn in sessions are ways to effectively communicate, regulation of emotions, mindfulness and meditation, social skills, and executive functioning skills.

With various individual needs, I require various tools and stimulus for my students.

Art, play therapy, cooperative learning, critical thinking, emotion identification, and problem solving are some of the key frameworks intertwined into sessions. With the requested items, these sessions will be possible and enhance the quality of therapeutic interventions.

Thank you so much for your support. It is truly appreciated and will create a purposeful and substantial impact in many students' lives.

Ms. Taylor
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA480 - Washable Tactile Pillows • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 1 $28.09
Magz-Bricks 40 Piece Magnetic Building Set, Magnetic Building Blocks • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Fidget Toys Set(20 Pack)-Sensory Tools Anti-Anxiety Stress Relief Toys for Children and Adults with ADHD ADD Autism-Include Liquid Motion Timer, Mochi Squishy Toys, Fidget Pad, DNA Stress Ball & More • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
GM931 - My Friendship Bracelet Maker • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Zen Artist Board Mini, Gold, Paint with Water Relaxation Meditation Art, Relieve Stress, Small Travel Size Magic Drawing Watercolor with Brush • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Prang (Dixon Ticonderoga) Washable Semi-Moist Watercolor Set with Brush, Oval Pan, 16-Color Set • $5.75 3 $17.25
Zen Artist Board Mini, Paint with Water Relaxation Meditation Art, Relieve Stress, Small Travel Size Magic Drawing Watercolor with Brush • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Battleship With Planes Strategy Board Game For Ages 7 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Blokus Game • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
6PCS Jumbo Squishies Slow Rising Strawberry Peach Banana Lemon Watermelon Pineapple Charms Fruit Squishies Cream Scented Stress Relief Kawaii Toys for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
PP717 - Lakeshore Magic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Creativity for Kids Sequin Drawing Board • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
ValeforToy Animals Figure,54 Piece Mini Jungle Animals Toys Set with Gift Box, Realistic Wild Animal Learning Party Favors Toys for Boys Girls Kids Toddlers Forest Small Farm Animals Toys Playset • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Crayola Super Tips Washable Markers, Fine, Assorted, 20/Pack (58-8106) • $5.66 2 $11.32
Satkago Mochi Squishies Toys, 12 Pcs Mini Mochi Squishies Animals + 4 Pcs Mini Foamy Panda Squishies Stress Reliever Anxiety Squishys • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Memory Game Despicable Me Edition • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Mattel UNO Original Playing Card Game • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51

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