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Ms. Lovat from Saint Paul MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support Students With Sensory Tools

My students need sensory tools to help them attend to instruction and participate in educational opportunities.

  • $363 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my role as a School Social Worker, I work with students in grades 5-8 in individual, small group and classroom settings. These students receive services to address personal stressors, learn social, emotional and self-regulation skills and to access resources within their communities.

Middle school students are a lot of fun!

They have many ideas to share, lots of energy and are ready to take on the world. They care about their friends, their families, and what's happening in their communities and the world around them.

I created this project to provide students with the tools they benefit from using in their classrooms.

My Project

Sensory tools to allow the students with whom I work to access and participate in educational opportunities. This project focuses on specific sensory items that will be used in Sensory Tool Kits during social work services and in the classroom. Examples of sensory tools include therapeutic putty, kinetic sand, pencils with pencil grips, and stress balls. When using sensory tools, students can release energy, stress and anxiety in appropriate ways within the classroom.

From seating to hand-held manipulative tools, students benefit from movement opportunities to help them focus.

Students receive instruction on how to use sensory tools in the classroom and how these tools may help with self-regulation. Students learn to self-advocate by asking to use items from Sensory tool Kits.

Ms. Lovat
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC529BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 22" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
New BIC 30 Piece Set Extra Comfort Soft Grip Mechanical Pencils • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
SAND KINETIC 5 KG BOX • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
Mountain Falls Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E and Aloe, Compare to Purell, 2 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $8.49 4 $33.96
Therapy Putty - Resistive Hand Exercise Therapy Putty Kit, Set of Four Strengths, 3 ounces of each putty • Amazon Business $14.50 2 $29.00
TKOnline Pack Of 8 Stretchy String Fidget /Eco-friendly Sensory Toys - Stretches From 11 Inches to 10 Feet Long,Color Random • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Teacher Peach Inspirational Stress Balls, Stress Relief Toys for Kids and Adults, Great Motivational Stocking Stuffer Gift Idea for Christmas, and Holiday - Red 3 Pack • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Teacher Peach Sensory Stress Balls for Anxiety, and ADHD, Stress Relief Toy for Men, Women, Kids, and Adults, Teal 3 Pack • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Teacher Peach Anti Stress Ball Assortment, Stress Relief Toys for Kids, Teens, and Adults, Idea for School Teachers, Parents, and Nurses - Purple 3 Pack • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
TANGLE RELAX THERAPY • School Specialty $4.75 2 $9.50
Rimobul Creative Arts Chenille Stem Class Pack,6 mm x 12 Inch, Rainbow Colors, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
TANGLE JR FUZZIES • School Specialty $3.76 2 $7.52
TANGLE JR TEXTURED • School Specialty $2.83 2 $5.66

Materials cost

$268.22

Vendor shipping charges

$6.05

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$308.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.40

Total project goal

$362.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$362.69

6 Donors

-$262.69

Donations toward project cost

-$223.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.40

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

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$0.00

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