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Teacher Gonzalez, Munguia-Orozco from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stress-Free Students Are Focused Students

Help me give my students fidgets that relieve stress to help them deal with everyday stresses and to tame ADHD-like behavior.

  • $169 goal

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My Students

My students are energetic, fun-loving middle schoolers from South Los Angeles. This is a special education History class for sixth and eighth-graders.

Though they are in middle school, most are performing well below the third grade level in the area of reading and writing.

Nonetheless, I push my students hard every day to write and read beyond their independent levels. The struggle is real for them and sometimes it's not only due to their academic levels but to outside stressors of everyday life.

My Project

On any given day my kids experience stress or just have an extra amount of jitters that is hard for them to control. This project provides my students with a variety of fidgets that help them relax their nerves.

The fidgets, like a plastic tangle they move with their fingers or textured balls, provide a non-distracting way to give my students the stimulation and relaxation they need to better focus on the classwork.

The way it works is as I greet the students at the door I see the kind of mood they are in. As I begin the lesson I will observe them and determine if the students need a certain kind of fidget. Perhaps they're feeling drowsy because it is the end of the day or with extra talkative energy. I will give them a rubber string that stretches and bends. This will cause them to get their head up and stimulate body movement with their hands, helping them focus their energy and get the stimulation they need in a quiet way. And just like magic, I can see them more focused on the classwork and participating in class.

Teacher Gonzalez, Munguia-Orozco
Grades 6-8
  • Animo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School
  • Los Angeles, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $15.49 2 $30.98
Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • 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 $9.99 1 $9.99
KONIG KIDS Textured Multi Sensory Ball Set • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Manhattan Toy Classic Baby Beads Wood Rattle, Teether, and Clutching Toy • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
PowerTRC Liquid Penguin Paperweight - Mini • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25

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