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Ms. B. from Meriden CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Fidgets to Focus

My students need fidget items to help them focus on their academics.

  • $304 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a school social worker at a high school in an urban school district. My students come from diverse backgrounds. In addition to school, many students have jobs and other responsibilities at home which adds to their stress levels. My students struggle to manage social, academic, and home demands throughout their day. 67% of students receive free or reduced lunch.

My students face many barriers to achieving academic success.

Many have experienced trauma and have difficulty coming to school regularly. When they do come to school, many struggle to achieve academic success in the classroom. They lack the coping skills needed to manage stress and find academic success.

My Project

These fidget items will help my students maintain their focus and attention during their academic classes. Having access to tangible items that they can keep provides students with the things they need to maintain their focus and attention in classes.

The different types of fidgets will allow students the option of choosing the item that will assist them the most.

The liquid timers help students calm down when feeling stressed. The sensory rings provide a subtle way to fidget during class. The variety of stress balls and squishies offer choices for what works best to maintain focus. These items will help students find academic success now and in the future.

Ms. B.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Begleri EDC Rainbow Sainless Steel Time Killer Finger Sport Toy • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
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 2 $27.94
40Pcs Jumbo medium mini Slow Rising squishies package cut Kawaii Scented squishy toy(at least one 4inch jumbo squishies) • Amazon Business $20.76 1 $20.76
BESTOMZ 3 Pack Liquid Motion Timer Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
WATINC Random 30 pcs Squishies Cream Scented Slow Rising Kawaii Simulation Lovely Toy Medium Mini Soft Food squishies, Phone Straps (30P Donuts) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Jalousie 24 PCs Sensory Toy Fidget Stress Relief Toy For Adults and Kids - conform to ASTM Toy Standard Value Bundle - include Squeeze Balls Stretchy Strings Squishy Toy Puzzle Rubber Stringy Ball and more • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mochi Squishies, Calans 30 Pcs Mochi Stress Toy Random Squishies Squeeze Toy Squishy Cat Relief Stress Squishy Toy Animals Mochi Squishies Squeeze Animals Kawaii Squishies • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Oliva Branch Bundle Sensory Fidget Toys Set, Relieving Stress and Increasing Focus Stretch Toys for Kids/Adults (Pack of 14) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star... Because Everybody Has Potential To Be A Shining Star! 1 Dozen 3" Dancing Stars Bulk Stress Relief Toys, Stress Squeeze Neon Yellow Stars • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Satkago Mochi Squishys Toys, 20 Pcs Mini Mochi Squishies Toys Party Favors Panda Squishys Kawaii Squishys Cat Stress Reliever Toys • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Stress Relief Fidget Sensory Toys Set –10 Small Quiet Metal Antistress Fingers Rings For Men, Women, Adults, Teens & 5+ Children – Ideal For People With OCD, ADHD, ADD & Autism Sensory Desk Games • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Liquid Motion Bubbler / Desk Sensory Toys / Floating Marine Life Sea Creatures, Diamond Shaped Liquid Timer For Fidget Toy,Autism Toys , Children Activity, Calm Relaxing ,Desk Toys and Home Ornament  • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
KEMAIER Begleri - Finger YO-YO Fingertips Rotating Decompression Toys (2 PACK ) • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Toysmith Pin Art (Black Frame 3.75-Inch x 5-Inch) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09

Materials cost

$224.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$257.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.50

Total project goal

$303.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$303.34

2 Donors

-$122.13

Donations toward project cost

-$103.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.32

match offer

-$181.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$154.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.18

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$0.00

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