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Mr. Valentino
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Super Students Need A Break

My students need new beanbags for our break area.

My Students

My students are in desperate need of a cozy break spot in our room! Without seating, our break spot is no place to relax, but with a little help from you new beanbag chairs will give my students a cozy spot to take a sensory break.

I am a first year special education teacher working in an inner city school district.

My school is a Title I school with approximately 1,100 students in PK-8th grade. I teach eight students with Autism in a self-contained classroom, grades 4-7. My students have a wide range of abilities academically, socially, and in communication. I have three students who are nonverbal, communicating with pictures and/or speech generating devices.

My Project

All of my students have sensory impairments. They get over stimulated by noise and lights and get easily frustrated throughout the day. It is important for them to have a safe sensory spot in our room where they can take a sensory break. We currently have the perfect spot where they can go and use a sensory tool such as a pressure vest or weighted blanket and receive some much needed sensory input. We recently received a rug and my students are already benefiting from using the sensory spot. Although we have the spot and a rug, we don't have seating and many times my students end up resting on the floor. Two new beanbag chairs will make our sensory spot a cozy spot to take a break and become regulated and ready to return to classroom lessons.

Everyone benefits from a break at some point during their day.

My students need these breaks more frequently than the average student. Won't you please help with new beanbag chairs and give my students a spot to take a much needed break?

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CF356 - Reading Chair & Ottoman • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
CK30GR - Big Beanbag Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99

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This project will reach 8 students.

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