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Mrs. Keskes from Flint MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Needs Sensory Support Project

My students need items like figets and a vibrating pillow to create a sensory program that supports their unique needs.

  • $500 goal

This project expired on December 3, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

On any given day in my classroom, students struggle with being able to focus and learn because their sensory needs are not being met. Many students struggle with a sensory processing disorder which greatly impacts how they receive messages from their senses and turn them into appropriate behavior.

Our school is a wonderful place where staff work hard to support the special needs of each child.

Over 90% of our students are identified as At Risk. In my classroom, students have been identified as having disabilities. Some of these disabilities, paired with sensory integration difficulties, make focusing on learning and social skills a struggle. I have seen students in the midst of a meltdown completely transform into calm and ready to learn after deep pressure and other sensory strategies were used. I am constantly looking for ways to improve the learning experience of my students and this project would do just that!

My Project

The materials that I am requesting will be used to set up a sensory area. In this area, students will visit on a rotating schedule that is designed to meet their individual needs. For example, students that need deep pressure and calming may complete a yoga routine, participate in deep pressure activities using the foam/plastic rollers (assisted by an adult), and then rest with the weighted blanket before returning to learning tasks. Students may also use the star weighed lap pillow for extra pressure while at their seats. Students that require stimulation may complete a yoga routine and return to their desk the vibrating pillow on the back of their chair. Depending on each student's specific needs, their schedule and use of the items will differ from child to child. Students will feel physically ready to engage in learning once their sensory needs have been met.

This project will positively change the way my students learn on a daily basis.

With their sensory needs met, there is no telling what my students can achieve! I sincerely thank you for your time and consideration of donating!

Mrs. Keskes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abilitations Integrations Lay-On-Me Blanket - 32 x 38 inches • Amazon Business $68.66 1 $68.66
Abilitations 022140 Sensory Peanut Therapy Ball with Tactile Massage Bumps, 19-1/2" Height, Assorted Color • Amazon Business $61.88 1 $61.88
Time Timer, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $23.21 2 $46.42
Abilitations 1385376 Weighted Smiling StarFish Pillows (Set of 2) • Amazon Business $44.98 1 $44.98
Abilitations Dynamic Movement BodySox, Large, 10-12 Years, 56" L x 28" W • Amazon Business $38.12 1 $38.12
Abilitations RollEase Foam Rolling Pin Calmer - 36 inch - Set of 2 • Amazon Business $31.24 1 $31.24
Vibrating Pillow • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Prosource Premium 1/2-Inch Extra Thick 71-Inch Long High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Comfort Foam and Carrying Straps, Green, Frustration-Free Packaging • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Prosource Premium 1/2-Inch Extra Thick 71-Inch Long High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Comfort Foam and Carrying Straps, Blue, Frustration-Free Packaging • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Poster • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Set of 3! Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top. Assorted Colors by Super Z Outlet® • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98

Materials cost

$382.65

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$424.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.89

Total project goal

$499.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$499.27

12 Donors

-$344.27

Donations toward project cost

-$292.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.64

Matching donations from our partners

-$155.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$131.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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