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Ms. Dennis from Austin TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Sensory Input!

Help me give my students sensory materials to increase their engagement in the classroom. We need a therapy ball, a Concentration Rocker, a weighted blanket, pressure vests, vibrating toys, and much more.

  • $636 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach PPCD. Our classroom is filled with books, laughter, music, and the development of language! My elementary school is a Title I school with the majority low-income students in Austin. Our students are socially, racially, and economically diverse. Almost 20% of our students are receiving Special Education services.

Teachers at my school work exceptionally hard to accommodate all of our special learners and find ways to teach outside the box.

Our students are eager to learn, eager to grow, and eager to be successful! We represent the diversity of our unique neighborhood and city.

My Project

These sensory materials, flexible seating chairs, and classroom toys will provide my students the sensory input they are seeking. We have several students this year that are seeking extra sensory activities throughout their school day.

With these materials we will be able to offer more appropriate ways for my students to get their needs met.

The rocking chair and Rock Around will give my students ways to move their body safely in the classroom. The pressure vest and weighted blanket will give them some ways to calm down in the classroom. I think these materials will be helpful to all my students. My hope is that by providing additional sensory input, my students will be able to develop more appropriate play and social skills. For example, while we are painting students can sit in flexible seating and take sensory breaks so they can focus on the activity.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Concentration Rocker • National Autism Resources $166.99 1 $166.99
Weighted Washable Blanket • National Autism Resources $79.99 1 $79.99
Rock Around • National Autism Resources $57.50 1 $57.50
Sensation Products 109814 Vibrating Snake Kit, 30" Size, Assorted • Amazon Business $35.67 1 $35.67
Pressure Vest • National Autism Resources $34.99 1 $34.99
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Bounce Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Sirius Vibrating Massage Pillow • National Autism Resources $28.99 1 $28.99
Therapy Ball Anti-Burst • National Autism Resources $27.99 1 $27.99
Buddy Tube with 8" Tether • National Autism Resources $9.99 2 $19.98
Fat Brain Toys Dimpl • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
SAMYO Palm Shaped Massage Glove Body Massager with 9 360-degree-roller Metal Roller Ball Beauty Body Care (Blue) • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90

Materials cost

$502.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$540.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.38

Total project goal

$635.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$635.86

5 Donors

-$331.16

Donations toward project cost

-$284.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.67

match offer

-$301.16

Match offer toward project cost

-$255.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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