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Mrs. Lakso from Madison AL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Minute to Calm Down and Fidget!

Help me give my students an outlet for their sensory needs by giving them useful tools such as a sensory board, weighted blanket and various sensory specific items.

  • $533 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our class is full of loving, caring, kindhearted individuals. From the first day of school, they have come to treat each other as family. Every day, I witness acts of kindness and helpfulness from my students. They love to love and be loved! They are curious, eager to learn and explore, always positive and always trying their best to succeed. They are eager and enthusiastic!

Our class is comprised of students from many different backgrounds, which I love because I try to instill in my students the value of being accepting, welcoming and compassionate.

They truly melt my heart and make it such a joy for me to be with them each day!

My Project

There are several students with sensory needs in our class this year. My goal is to create a sensory corner where all students can take a moment to regroup if they are feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed. Small items such as fidgets and motion timers will help students to stay focused and on task. Larger items such as an activity board and weighted blanket will give students a chance to step away from a task and reset their minds.

Students are better able to focus when they are calm and engaged, which provides better academic achievement and outcomes.

By donating to our project, you will be helping all of our students to reach their potential and maintain a mindfulness that will help them be successful!

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Busy Board - Sensory Board - Latches Board - Busy Cube - Activity Cube - Montessori Toys - Waldorf Toys - Educational Toys for Toddlers - Memory Game - Baby Development Toys … • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Calming Covers Weighted Blanket for Kids (6 lbs, 35 x 41, Enchanted Wood Cotton & Minky) • Amazon Business $78.50 1 $78.50
Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes - The Original (Arts & Crafts, Wooden Stylus, 125 Count, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 4, 5, 6 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
BrainUpToys Busy Cube for Travel - Activity Cube Toddlers - Sensory Board - Busy Cube for Kids - Boy and Girl 12-18 Month - Baby Travel Toy - Developmental Toy for Children - Playing Montessori Cube • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Taggies Petals Hedgehog Character Blanket • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sensory Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs., Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety Tools Bundle 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
ELONGDI Sensory Fidget Toys Set [ 21 Pack ] Bundle Sensory Toys Set - Fidget Pad/Mochi Toys/Squeeze-a-Bean/Magic Ball/Stretchy Strings/Bike Chain/Mesh Marble/Squeeze Toys/Fluffy Slime • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Arggh Giant Stress Ball - Fidget Toys for Adults, Sensory Toys, Squishy Stress Relief Toys for Kids (Pink/Purple) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
HAS 304 Stainless Steel Firm Flow Ring Magic Bracelet Toy for Stress Relief Kinetic Science Educational Spring Ring Multi - Sensory Interactive Cool Dance Prop (Rainbow) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set Toy, 4 Classic Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Mpow 068 Kids Ear Protection, NRR 25dB Noise Reduction Ear Muffs, Toddler Ear Protection, Protective Earmuffs for Shooting Range Hunting Season, for Toddlers Kids Children Teens-Green • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mpow 068 Kids Ear Protection, NRR 25dB Noise Reduction Ear Muffs, Toddler Ear Protection, Protective Earmuffs for Shooting Range Hunting Season, for Toddlers Kids Children Teens-Blue • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
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
Little Monkey Fashion The Original Magic Sequin Fidget Pillow | Toy for Relaxing Therapy Increase Focus for Adults Children | Helps with Stress ADHD ADD Autism | Purple and Silver Rectangle - 1R • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Qaoquda Portable Extendable Telescopic Back Scratchers/Hand Massager/Backslap with Rubber Handles (Plastic - 4 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Creativity for Kids Mini Sequin Pets - Twinkles The Elephant Plush Toy - Elephant Stuffed Sequin Animal • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

Materials cost

$385.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$453.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.94

Total project goal

$532.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$532.96

10 Donors

-$421.20

Donations toward project cost

-$359.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.68

match offer

-$110.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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