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Ms. Napoli from Indianapolis IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Tools for Special Kids

My students need tools to help them cope when they are upset, or having a difficult time at school.

  • $426 goal

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My Students

Our students are inner-city kids. Many of our kids are at or below poverty level. Our school has 100% free lunches. Students are working hard to overcome their neighborhood and home situations. They need support from our staff in many areas, especially appropriate social development. They are great kids who just need more support. We are working hard to ensure that they grow up with appropriate coping skills and a good foundation that will lead to successes later in life.

My Project

The sensory toys, including the spin disc, will allow children to self-soothe when they are upset or need a break. They will be able to come to my office as an alternative to having a meltdown and missing out on valuable class time. With these sensory items, the students can take a quick break and self-regulate and return to class.

On any given day multiple students show up at my door overwhelmed, upset, or just ready for a break.

These tools will enable me to offer them a variety of choices so that we are able to find what is right for their needs. Many students enjoy using fidgets or sensory items as a break from class work.

I’m lucky to have an office away from the hustle bustle of the school day. These tools will help me create a safer more welcoming space for the students who need a calm retreat that will ultimately allow them to return to their classroom ready for success.

Many of our students benefit from a visual reminder of the progress they have made, and that's where behavior charts come in! They love giving themselves a stamp or sticker to show that they made their goal for the day. Goals include simple tasks such as being in attendance for school, and range to much more complex tasks, such as using calm words to express themselves. It is so very important to celebrate successes large and small! The colored paper will allow me to tailor charts to each individual child.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sammons Preston Spin Disc, Lightweight Rotary Play Disc for Children, Sit and Spin Spinning Saucer for Training Motor Skills & Balance Coordination for Kids, Spherical Balance Disk for School & Recess • Amazon Business $150.00 1 $150.00
SENSO Sensory Chew Necklace Set - (3 PACK + BONUS PENCIL TOPPER) - Silicone Chew for ADHD, Teething, Autism, Biting, Oral Motor Chew Toy for Kids - Mild/Medium Firmness • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
14 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys-Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Balls/Twisted Fidget Toys/Mesh And Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape Ball/Stretch Toy for ADD ADHD Stress Relax • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Sensory Fidget Toy Bundle - 3 Wacky Track Snap 'n Click Puzzles with Double the Standard Links, 3 Twist, Flex, 'n Shape Tangles and Bonus Storage Bag - by Bapon Toys • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Aurora Master Ocean Relax Projector • Amazon Business $16.43 1 $16.43
Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
100 Pieces Assorted Stamps for Kids Self-ink Stamps (50 DIFFERENT Designs, Plastic Stamps, Emoji Stampers, Dinosaur Stampers, Zoo Safari Stampers) for Party Favor, School Prizes, Teacher Stamps • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Behavior Charts and Beyond: Simple hand-made charts that work. • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Super Behavior Charts (Classroom Tools) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
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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