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Ms. Can from Napa CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools Not Toys

My students need access to a variety of sensory tools to help them stay focused in the classroom.

  • $184 goal

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My Students

Our students attend a specialized program housed on a comprehensive middle school campus where they have access to their typically developing peers. This program serves special education students in grades 6-8 who struggle both academically and behaviorally and are unable to maintain in the general education learning environment. These students require a highly structured learning environment in order to positively flourish.

In our program, we provide students access to the general education curriculum and provide supplemental materials to allow students to enhance basic skills in reading and math.

My Project

Many of my students have trouble staying focused during long instructional periods. Several also struggle with anxiety and can be easily overwhelmed in the classroom.

Having a dedicated "Sensory Tool Kit" with a variety of options will allow students to access the supports they need to stay focused and calm while in the classroom.

For this project, I would like to purchase Stretchy Resistance Bands for use on all student chairs. the variety of tools offered in the Sensory Toy bundles will offer a variety of items for students to choose from. The Squishy and DNA Balls are current favorites in the classroom and need replacement. Adding the FidgetWorks items will encourage students to explore other items that may fit their sensory needs. These tools, along with lessons on how to properly use them, can provide students the opportunity to fidget and focus at the same time. The use of sensory tools in the classroom can also help students understand what they need in order to self-regulate their needs in order to maximize their learning potential.

Ms. Can
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stretchy Resistance Fidget Bands Toy For Kids 3 Pack | Bounce, Kick & Stretch Your Feet | For ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration | Improve Classroom Focus, Ameliorate Sensory Input • Amazon Business $12.85 2 $25.70
FidgetWorks Bike Chain Fidget Toy for Autism, ADD, ADHD, Stress and Idle Hands, Black • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys For Kids And Adults,Sensory Fidget And Squeeze Widget For Relaxing Therapy-Perfect For ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fansteck DNA Stress Ball, [4 pack] Squeeze Ball / Stress Relief Ball for Kids and Adults, Sensory Rubber Ball, Ideal for Autism, Anxiety & More (4 Different Ball) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Mesh Squishy Ball (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

Materials cost

$113.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$155.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.47

Total project goal

$183.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$183.16

3 Donors

-$133.16

Donations toward project cost

-$113.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.97

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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