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Mrs. Danford from Florence SC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Regulation Station

My students need sensory input item like Lycra swing, Battle Rope and Crash Mat to prepare their brains to learn!

  • $1,321 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students with whom I work come to school with a desire to learn, make friends, and discover their strengths. They amaze me with their creativity and ability to do hard things!

Some students in our school find it challenging, and sometimes impossible, to focus or sit still during instruction time.

With 67% of our student population impoverished, additional factors such as traumas and sensory issues make learning difficult. I want to help teach them how to thrive despite adversity.

My Project

Students must have their basic needs met and feel safe before they are able to learn. Research has shown that whether due to trauma, underdevelopment of the internal senses (vestibular and proprioseptive), or hyperactivity, students who have daily sensory input are able to focus for up to 4 hours.

The Regulation Station is a place where our students can spend 15-30 minutes rotating between centers.

With this being our first year of implementation, we are looking for items to fill our room! For example, the Lycra swing provides vestibular input, helping the child feel calm and helping them understand where they are in space. Another center is the Crash Mat. Here, students will be able to fall onto a soft, foam-filled mat that will help alert their joints and provide proprioceptive input. Battle ropes will be a center that allows for heavy work, providing a needed outlet for anxiety.

Providing this nontraditional space for the students of today will not only encourage further neurological development and intellectual growth, it will help foster adults who are able to self-regulate, find healthy ways to deal with emotions and stressors and be successful parents and leaders.

Mrs. Danford
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Milliard Crash Pad | Sensory Pad with Foam Blocks for Kids and Adults + Bonus Washable Cover | 5ft x 5ft • Amazon Business $139.99 1 $139.99
Sanho Premium Sensory Sock, Updated Version, Medium, 50" L x 24" W, Good for height:47"- 63" Blue • Amazon Business $31.98 3 $95.94
Quility Indoor Therapy Swing for Kids with Special Needs | Lycra Snuggle Swing | Cuddle Hammock for Children with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers | Ideal for Sensory Integration (Up to 165lbs, Light Blue) • Amazon Business $79.70 1 $79.70
POWER GUIDANCE Battle Rope - 1.5" Width Poly Dacron 30/40/50ft Length Exercise Undulation Ropes - GYM Muscle Toning Metabolic Workout Fitness - Battle Rope Anchor Included (1.5'' 30FT Length) • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
Gonge Riverstones • Amazon Business $65.13 1 $65.13
URBNFit Exercise Ball Base - 1 Piece - Balance Ball Stand for Workouts or Use As An Office Chair At Your Desk - Create a Pregnancy Seat For Birthing Exercises, Yoga, Pilates (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Albrillo LED Floor Lamp with Fabric Shades, 46 Inch Tall Contemporary Standing Modern Floor Lamps for Living Room, Bedroom, Home, Office • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Balancefrom GoGym Sectional Floor Balance Beam, 5 Feet Each, Pack of 2 (Blue) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Sanho Premium Sensory Sock,Updated Version, Large, 70" L x 28" W, Good for height: 63"+ Blue • Amazon Business $34.96 1 $34.96
Brentwood Home Zuma Therapeutic Foam Bed Wedge Pillow, Made in California 10-inch • Amazon Business $32.79 1 $32.79
Sanho Premium Sensory Sock,Updated Version, Small, 35" L x 20" W, Good for height:Up to 47" Green • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles (Blue) • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Square Tiles & Mosaic Mirror - Pack of 10 - 12cm x 12cm • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Turkis) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Silver) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Red) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Purple) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
(Set of 10) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by,Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $20.66 1 $20.66
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (34cm New Yellow Green) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
A2ZCARE Toning Ball - Soft Weighted Mini Ball/Medicine Ball (Purple (8lbs)) • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
Dubble Bubble 380 Count Tub - Fruitastic Flavors, 3LBS 12.3 OZ (1.71 KG) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Kinetic Sand The One Only Sandcastle Set 1lb Sand, Molds Tools (Colors Vary) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
femor Battle Rope Anchor Wall/Ceiling Mount for Battle Rope, Suspension Training Straps, Crossfit Olympic Rings, Body Weight Strength Training Systems, Yoga Swings Hammocks, Boxing Equipment • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
femor Battle Rope Anchor Wall/Ceiling Mount for Battle Rope, Suspension Training Straps, Crossfit Olympic Rings, Body Weight Strength Training Systems, Yoga Swings Hammocks, Boxing Equipment • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Lava the Original 14.5-Inch Silver Base Lamp with Yellow Wax in Blue Liquid • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
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 $12.95 1 $12.95
KeNeer 7Pack Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys - Relieve Stress, and Increase Patience - Build Resistance Squeeze, Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Teenitor Liquid Timer Fidget Toy for Relaxing Therapy Relieves Stress and Increase Focus for Liquid Motion Bubbler Helps with ADHD ADD Autism • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
24 Pockets - SimpleHouseware Crystal Clear Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, Gray (64'' x 19'') • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97

Materials cost

$1,006.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$70.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,122.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$198.08

Total project goal

$1,320.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,320.56

8 Donors

-$1,091.74

Donations toward project cost

-$935.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$156.26

match offer

-$220.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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