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Ms. Matthews from Baltimore MD is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Wonder of Weights

My students need weighted lap pads to provide the deep pressure that helps them focus and engage in the classroom.

  • $464 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Do you remember your first school experience? Perhaps you have just sent your own little one off to pre-k? Nothing makes me smile more than thinking about those fun and engaging classrooms filled with excited little learners.

I have the joy of working with an exuberant, energetic group of pre-kindergarten students in urban Title I schools.

As a special educator, I support several inclusion classrooms so all students with a variety of needs are able to learn together. Each day is an exciting adventure for our little learners!

My Project

I work with many special needs students who have sensory needs. These needs often keep the students from engaging in instructional activities. One great way to meet these sensory needs is to provide the student with a weighted blanket or pad. It sounds so simple, but having a weighted blanket or lap pad on them to provide deep pressure enables them to receive the sensory input their body needs. Their brain is then able to concentrate on learning instead of their sensory needs.

Inclusive classrooms are all about providing for students' needs so ALL students have an opportunity to learn in a typical classroom with their peers.

This project will provide the materials to help us meet those sensory needs in our students.

Ms. Matthews
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Premium Weighted Blanket for Kids by InYard | 5 lbs | 36"x48" (for a child between 30-40 lbs) | Calming Compression Therapy for Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Stress, Sensory Processing Disorder | Navy Blue • Amazon Business $99.70 2 $199.40
Weighted Sensory Lap Pads - from 3 to 12 lbs & More than 10 Designs (5 lbs, Super Hero) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Weighted Lap Pad - 2 lbs (Green - Jungle) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Weighted Sensory Lap Pads - from 3 to 12 lbs & More than 10 Designs (3 lbs, Feeling Groovy) • Amazon Business $34.49 1 $34.49
Abilitations Integrations Teachers Pet Dot for Children with a Hard Time Sitting Still and Emerging Readers • Amazon Business $22.65 1 $22.65

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