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Ms. Klewicki from Honolulu HI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Hawk's Nest

My students need a sensory room that will provide opportunities to interact with different materials that meet their sensory processing needs.

  • $1,565 goal

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My Students

We are an elementary school located in a low-income neighborhood in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Special Education department consists of students from Preschool-5th grade who receive services for academic, independent functioning, social skills, and sensory processing difficulties. Our school is full of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ability levels, and we strive to make every student feel valued and important while they are at school. We want our students to love learning and dream of their futures and all of the opportunities available to them.

Many students in our school especially struggle with emotional regulation and handling sensory challenges.

Our school has five special education classrooms servicing a large range of students and their varying needs. Lunalilo Elementary has decided to take on social and emotional learning as a primary focus for our school in order to address the needs of our students.

My Project

Our students need a space that is designated for sensory processing. Here at Lunalilo, we have many students that would benefit from a calm and quiet environment where they can calm down when frustrated or overwhelmed. Because we are located in the middle of a city, our students would benefit from a peaceful and interactive environment where they are able to move their bodies and regulate their senses.

Allowing our students to have a space to calm down and address their sensory needs will allow them to be more successful when they return to the classroom.

Items such as a weighted blanket, LED lights, or different sensory balls will help students focus on their needs and regulate their own bodies. By using materials that are tactile and varied, we give students multiple options in how they want to meet their needs, and therefore decrease the risk of satiation on one particular item. This will increase the likelihood that our sensory room will continue to benefit our students for years to come.

By giving students a designated space that they can meet these sensory needs, we are able to teach students to advocate for their own needs by asking to go to the room, and empower them to think about and express their needs in relation to their emotions and bodies. The Hawk's Nest sensory room would benefit the Special Education community at Lunalilo for years to come.

Ms. Klewicki
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crash Pad - Large 5' X 5' with Extra Washable Removable Cover - New (A $49.95 Value) Special Pricing! • Amazon Business $229.00 1 $229.00
We Sell Mats GM4x8BLv4-50M Blue 2" Thick Gymnastics Tumbling Exercise Folding Martial Arts Mats with Hook & Loop Fasteners On 4 Sides Crosslink PE Foam Core • Amazon Business $149.95 1 $149.95
Sensory LED Bubble Tube - 3 Foot "Tank" With 8 Fake Fish - Floor Lamp with 7 Changing Light Colors - Stimulating Home and Office Décor - by Playlearn • Amazon Business $119.00 1 $119.00
Body Massaging Cushion by Gideon, Luxury Six-Program Customizable Shiatsu Massage with Heat/Kneading, Rolling and Vibrating - Massage Full Back, Upper back, Lower Back or Pinpoint Massage [UPGRADED] • Amazon Business $89.95 1 $89.95
Big Joe Aloha Chair, Ash • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
HUGE LUXURY TEEPEE 100% COTTON CANVAS! 5 BAMBOO POLES FLOOR and CARRYING CASE • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Smithsonian Optics Room Planetarium and Dual Projector Science Kit, Black/Blue • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Oojami Pack of 200 Phthalate Free BPA Free Crush Proof Plastic Ball, Pit Balls - 6 Bright Colors in Reusable and Durable Storage Bag with Zipper • Amazon Business $24.28 2 $48.56
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
FlagHouse Vibrating Pillow • Amazon Business $20.85 2 $41.70
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
Trideer Exercise Ball (45-85cm) Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst & Extra Thick, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump, Supports 2200lbs, Stability Ball (Office and Home) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
YnM Minky 41''x60'' Removable Duvet Covers for Weighted Blanket Inner Layer, Dinosaur • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
Jalousie 30 Pieces Stress Ball and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment-Stress Relax Toys (30 Pcs Pack). • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $21.59 1 $21.59
Bubble Machine, Fansteck Durable Portable Bubble Blower, Automatic Bubble Maker Football Shape Bubble Machine for Kids, Two Extra Manual Bubble Wands Gifts, Easy to Use for Christmas, Parties, Wedding • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Lebbeen Glass Plasma Ball Sphere Lightning Light Lamp Party magical ball electrostatic flashing ball (4.0 Inches) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Rotating Battery Operated Fiber Optic Novelty Lamp with Changing Colors, Modern Home Decor • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Nelso Toys & Co. Stress Ball Squishy Squeeze Relief Mesh Glitter Gel Ball • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Fun Little Toys Bubble Wands 14'' Big Pack Assorted Colors Non Toxic Summer Activity Party Favor Birthday Gift - 1 Dozen • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
DNA Stress Ball by VITAL TOYS- 3 Pack- Stress Balls for Kids Anxiety- Sensory Toys for Autistic Children- Stress Relief Fidgets for Classroom, Travel & More- Squeeze Ball for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Intex Crystal Blue Inflatable Pool, 45 x 10 • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Halilit HL200 Mini Rainmaker, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Disco Ball Disco Lights-COIDEA Party Lights Sound Activated Storbe Light With Remote Control DJ Lighting,Led 3W RGB Light Bal, Dance lightshow for Home Room Parties Kids Birthday Wedding Show Club Pub • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Clown Fish Water Wiggler • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23

Materials cost

$1,227.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,330.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$234.71

Total project goal

$1,564.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,564.74

12 Donors

-$1,555.92

Donations toward project cost

-$1,330.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$225.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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