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Ms. Raap from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spruce Up Sensory

Help me give my students a helpful and calming sensory room! We are looking for a bubble light, hammock, sensory swing, and other calming tools!

  • $449 goal

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My Students

I am currently the Kindergarten - 3rd-grade Emotional Impairment and Behavioral Disorders teacher at an urban school district. My students all are on a free lunch program and come from low-income houses. I am starting up a new program and am a first-year teacher, which means that a lot of materials are needed. Students with emotional impairments have many sensory needs that require extra tools and specialized items such as exercise balls, fidgets, weighted blankets, and soundproof headphones. My current budget does not allow me the flexibility to purchase these tools in addition to basic school supplies.

I am asking for donations to help me create a safe classroom environment that my students can grow and thrive in, academically and emotionally.

My approaches to teaching include appropriate ways to calm down, how to handle feelings, and building social skills. This will be taught through yoga, flexible seating, and technology. We need to teach students how to relax, recharge and love themselves. I feel that using these extra materials, will prevent problematic behaviors from happening. This will allow for students to attend general education classes, and go on field trips.

My Project

We are looking for some materials to make our sensory room a more calming space for students. We use an old office space that is small and has very bright lighting. We would love to have a bubble light and black out materials to provide calming lighting. We also would love to add a hammock to our sensory room to add a calming place for students to cool off.

We are also asking for different fidgets and therapy tools.

Our students love to keep their hands busy and we want to provide them with safe ways to do so. Our COTA works extremely hard to provide a safe and calming space for all students. I would love to be able to provide her with some new materials to make the room more welcoming. With kind donors like you, we can make this possible!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sunnydaze Hanging Rope Hammock Chair Swing with Space Saving Stand, Beach Oasis - for Indoor or Outdoor Patio, Yard, Porch, and Bedroom • Amazon Business $125.00 1 $125.00
SensoryMoon 3.9 ft Bubble Tube Floor Lamp w 10 Fish, 20 Color Remote and Tall Water Tower Tank is Best LED Aqua Night Light for Kids Bedroom, Autism or Fake Aquarium Column Stand for Living Room Decor • Amazon Business $119.00 1 $119.00
Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline | Quiet and Safe Bounce | Access To Free Online Workouts Included | Supports Up To 250 Pounds • Amazon Business $30.49 1 $30.49
Mybecca 12 Pack- Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1" X 12" X 12" • Amazon Business $16.91 1 $16.91
Premium Quality Therapy Putty (4 Pack, 3-oz Each) for Hand Exercise: Variable Resistance Containers for Rehab Therapy and Stress Relief by Thera FlintRehab • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Velimax Static Cling Total Blackout Window Film Privacy Room Darkening Window Tint Black Window Cover Removable 100% Light Blocking No Glue (17.7 x 78.7 inches) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
YUE ACTION Liquid Timer 2 Pack / Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer for Calming Sensory Toys, Autism Toys ,Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Toys,Novelty Gifts, Assorted Colors (Green+Red Set) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Cuby Magnetic Sculpture Desk Toy for Intelligence Development Stress Relief (Balance Balls) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Big Mo's Toys Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy for Sensory Play - Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Fidget Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, Assorted Colors, One Piece • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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