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Ms. Palmer from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Soothing Vibes Only

Help me give my students a variety of therapeutic products such as stools, fluffy pillows, headsets as well as other sensory items.

  • $824 goal

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My Students

My little ones are beyond special! They are so diverse with rich unique experiences that they unknowingly share with each other in the most special way. A decent amount of our children are immigrants and were refugees from the Middle East, Africa, and Southern Asia. English is the second language for over 50% of my students. There are about eight languages spoken within my classroom. Eight-five percent of the families we serve are low income, and our student population is extremely diverse, consisting mostly of Asian, Hispanic, and black children. My students have a lot to overcome, but they also have a lot to contribute to the world and our country. They are so ready, willing and eager to learn and succeed.

My Project

Being that this is an inclusion classroom, we have a wide range of students with varying sensory needs, which means we are in need of a wide range of therapy and sensory products.

We really want to create a flexible, versatile, soothing, learning environment.

We are looking to add more therapeutic objects to our classroom to assist us in achieving this goal. Our first step is to incorporate more flexible seating options. We want to have more pillows, stools and wobble cushions than chairs so we can meet a larger range of sensory needs.

Adding pillows and kinetic sand to our poll of therapy products will help us better support our students who have tactile needs. They will have the option to cuddle up with a cozy pillow or play with the soothing kinetic sand. The headsets will be available at the technology center for kids who need more auditory support. For the students who have proprioceptive needs, having pencil grips will not only help improve their writing and drawing skills, but the grips will also have a positive affect on their self confidence. The Chewy-E-Chains are perfect for the little ones who have oral sensory needs. No more chewed up pencil erasers and marker lids in this classroom! All these supplies will make a huge difference in student performance, engagement and attitude at school. Please assist us in creating a soothing safe learning environment where every child's need is acknowledged, not ignored and considered, not neglected.

Ms. Palmer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Wobble Chair - Flexible Seating Stool for Classroom, Preschool, Kindergarten & Elementary School - Made in The USA - Age 4-5 yrs, Green (12in) • Amazon Business $44.99 5 $224.95
FN2924C - Listening Center Headphones • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 5 $84.95
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
Winsome 20084 Satori Stool, 24", Black • Amazon Business $25.50 2 $51.00
Heart to Heart Girls Flower Floor Pillow Seating Cushion, for a Reading Nook, Bed Room, or Watching TV. Softer and More Plush Than Area Rug or Foam Mat. 35", Blue • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Set of 2 Decorative Throw Pillows for Baby Girls, Kids. Star Furry White w/ Cute Embroidered Sleeping Face and Fluffy Pink Faux Fur, Soft and Plush - For Crib - Nursery Toddler or Teen Bedroom Décor • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Foamily Premium Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, 18" x 18" White • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Blue, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
MIULEE Pack of 2 Luxury Faux Fur Throw Pillow Cover Deluxe Decorative Plush Pillow Case Cushion Cover Shell for Sofa Bedroom Car 18 x 18 Inch Green • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
CHEW~E~Chainz Premium Pack Sensory Chew Necklace Set (5-Pack-Includes 2 Bonus Pencil Toppers)- Silicone Chewy for Autism, ADHD, Biting & Teething Boys and Girls, The New CHEW-Stronger & Lasts Longer • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
cool nik Soft Throw Pillow Cover Shaggy Fuzzy Fur Long Mangolian Faux Fur Cozy Elegant Chic Decorative Case 18 Inches Blue • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
leegleri Pink Velvet Throw Pillow Cover Pom Pom Decorative Pillow Covers for Couch Bed 16x16 Inches • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Pink, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Green, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Purple, 2 Lb • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Pencil Grips - BUSHIBU Children Pen Writing Aid Grip Set Posture Correction Tool for Kids Preschoolers Children,Hollow Ventilation (4PCS) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

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