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Mrs. F. from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need the stability balls and the bouncy bands to help them release energy and remain seated simultaneously. The fidgets they can keep with them to ease their anxiety and to help them maintain focus.

  • $569 goal

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My Students

My students are some of the funniest middle schoolers in Indiana. We have a school population of 40 seventh and eighth grade boys and also have a co-ed setting which serves up to 120 high school students. Our students come from very diverse populations and backgrounds both culturally and economically. We are an alternative setting with a lot of flexibility available to meet the individual needs of our students.

My students are special to me because they are awesome!

They work hard to grow and develop academically, socially and emotionally. They are energetic and caring, friendly and outgoing people. Part of their growth involves working through anxiety and developing coping skills. The middle school students I work with are high energy boys that need a way to manage that energy and still be present in a classroom setting. I am requesting 10 small exercise peddlers and 10 exercise balls to help them be better able to manage class.

My Project

The stability balls and foot pedals will help my boys to release energy when they are in class. As seventh and eighth graders, they do not receive a recess and there is no gymnasium in our school. These materials will help the students to exercise and to maintain self-control because they will release that energy. The addition of those tools will increase the productivity in the learning environment in each of the classrooms. With the hand held fidgets, students will be able to check it out from the counseling office each morning and return before dismissal. This has worked well for us previously, but I need more gadgets to reach more students.

Mrs. F.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sitting Stepper • Amazon Business $8.86 10 $88.60
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) • Amazon Business $14.95 4 $59.80
14 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys-Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Balls/Twisted Fidget Toys/Mesh And Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape Ball/Stretch Toy for ADD ADHD Stress Relax • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
12 Sided Fidget Cube, ATiC Fidget Twiddle Cube Dodecagon Rubiks Cube Stress Relief Hand Toy Decompression for ADD, ADHD, Autism Kids and Adults, Black/Red • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
The Fitter Sitter • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Aluminium Infinity Cube, Relieves Stress Fidget Cube Toy for Adults and Kids (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
The Original Fidget Retro: The Rubberized Classic Controller Game Pad Fidget Focus Toy with 8-Fidget Functions and Lanyard - Perfect for Relieving Stress/Anxiety and Increasing Attention • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Magnetic Fidget Toy Rollable Magnets Fidget Toys For Anxiety Stress Helps Focusing | by R&L • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Black Mountain Products Professional Grade Stability Ball, Purple, 65 cm • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids Set - Roller Chain Fidget Toy + Flippy Chain Stress Reducer + 20 Silicone Rings - 6 Customizable Colors for Flippy - Anxiety / ADHD Fidget Toys for Adults and Kids • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Y-Box Rainbow Ball Magic cube Fidget toy puzzle Magic Rainbow ball puzzle Fun fidget • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Fidget Pad - 9 Fidget Features (more than Fidget Cube) - Perfect For Skin Picking, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and Stress Relief - Multi Color Rainbow on Black - Prime Ready and Shipped by Amazon • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76

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