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Ms. Varuzza from Queens NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We are All Different and that's Beautiful

Help me give my students the sensory tools they need to self regulate and soothe their way through the day! As well as staying on task and focusing during instruction :)

  • $514 goal

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My Students

My class consists of 8 amazingly funny and sweet students! My students love being hands-on, active and engaged at all times. They come to school each day ready to grow socially, emotionally and academically!

My self contained kindergarten class is made up of students with mild to moderate special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language Impairment as well as behavioral and sensory issues.

My special learners require a variety of learning tools to help their social and emotional needs throughout the day. For some, not being able to communicate their wants and needs can lead to uncontrollable emotions and outbursts.

My Project

Your donations of these sensory materials requested will help create a calm and relaxing environment for my special learners.Sensory balls, wiggle seats, and stability balls are all fundamental tools my students can use to reach a "calm" state of mind. The wiggle seats and stability balls are exciting tools that improve focus and concentration while allowing active students to be flexible with their bodies

There are moments where the everyday tasks during the school day can be overwhelming.

It is important for my students to have sensory experiences throughout the day to aide them in developing the skills for success as well as helping them to respond to how they are feeling appropriately.

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

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elecder i37 Kids Headphones for Children, Girls, Boys, Teens, Adults, Foldable Adjustable On Ear Headsets with 3.5mm Jack for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School(Green/Purple) • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94
Wiggle Seat Inflatable Sensory Chair Cushion for Kids - Black • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
Weighted Lap Pad Weighted Lap Blanket - Calming Portable Sensory Support for Autism Anxiety Stress ADHD & Fidgets - Multiple Sizes & Prints (5 lbs & W 21" x H 18" - The Magic Bus) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Weighted Lap Pad Weighted Lap Blanket - Calming Portable Sensory Support for Autism Anxiety Stress ADHD & Fidgets - Choose from Multiple Sizes & Prints (5 lbs & W 21" x H 18", Doughnuts) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Weighted Lap Pad Weighted Lap Blanket - Calming Portable Sensory Support for Autism Anxiety Stress ADHD & Fidgets - Multiple Sizes & Prints (5 lbs & W 21" x H 18", Robosaurus) • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business $15.98 2 $31.96
Here Fashion 8'' Mini Rainmaker Toy for Babies Rainfall Rattle Tube Rain Stick Shaker Music Sensory Auditory Instrument Toy • Amazon Business $10.89 2 $21.78
( 10 count ) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Solace Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88
10-Pack of Spiky Sensory Balls - Squeezy and Bouncy Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Silicone Spiky Sensory Toy Rings (4-Pack) Tactile Fidget Gadget | Quiet, Fidgeting and ADHD Support | Colorful, Stimulating Massage | Toddler, Youth Friendly Sensory Motor Aid • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

Materials cost

$400.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$436.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.03

Total project goal

$513.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$513.51

11 Donors

-$513.51

Donations toward project cost

-$436.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.03

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$0.00

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