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Mrs. Calabro from Anchorage AK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggle While We Work

Help me give my students items to aid them in staying focused in class. These active learning seats and fidgets are quiet and not disruptive to other students. Variety is there for them to find what works best.

  • $600 goal

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My Students

My 3rd grade classroom is a busy place. We start our day with reading followed by language arts, social studies, and social emotional learning. Our afternoons are full with math and science. We end the day our pull out classes (PE, library, health, music, and art).

Students often need an outlet for extra energy.

We ask them to work hard for long periods of time. Often this work is done at their desk, but we move around whenever possible. Multi-tasking is very common for adults and I see more and more children that are fidgeting with something as they think and work. Perhaps this is their own version of multi-tasking that they've seen in grown ups around them. Some are folding paper, some are drawing, others are simply twirling a pencil.

My Project

While not all students need a fidget, I have seen an increase in kids that need to wiggle while they work. These materials will be made available for them to choose to use, or I will suggest a student use one. I've asked for a variety of different fidgets so that all wiggle needs can be met.

These fidgets will be used during any lesson throughout the day.

The items requested (key chains, marble mesh fidgets, pencil toppers, etc) are all quiet to use. This means that if a child needs one, she/he is able to do so and not disrupt classmates. These are items that would replace some wiggling I currently see, like tapping pencils on desks or water bottles, which can be quite noisy and distracting.

If this grant is fulfilled, I anticipate a big difference in how my students this year will be able to attend to and complete their lessons and assignments. There will be less requests to, "Please stop tapping your pencil," from both their classmates and myself.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 18" H, Black, LNT-3046-18BK • Amazon Business $58.01 1 $58.01
Yes4All Balance Pods Hedgehog with Hand Pump – Sensory Stepping Stone for Children, Kids – Hedgehog Balance Pods/Balancing Pods (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $24.49 2 $48.98
Freesty Wobble Cushion Wiggle Seat with Pump, Air Stability Balance Disc Core Trainer for Home & Gym, Office Desk Chair Cushion for Flexible Classroom Seat (Green, 34cm) • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Pencil Finger Fidget Toppers with Pencils (Assorted Styles) (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $18.39 2 $36.78
YoYa Toys Beadeez Squishy Stress Balls with DNA Spiky Textures (3-Pack) Colorful Sensory Toy and Stress Relief for Kids, Adults - Squeezy Water Beads - Promote Calm Focus for ADHD, Autism • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
fun deal 15 PCS Chair Bands Stretch Foot Band,Fidget Bands Bouncy Kick Fidgets for Elementary, Middle, High School Students and Adults for Classroom Chairs and Desk Fidget Feet Band (Blue) • Amazon Business $15.88 2 $31.76
6 Pieces Colorful Fidgets Chain Fidget Toy Stress Relief Chain Key Ring, Great for ADHD and ADD, Bike Chain Toys for Adults and Teens • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Spiky Sensory Rollers (Pack of 3) - Unbreakable Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA / Phthalate / Latex-Free • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys, Stress Balls with Rainbow Pom Ball, Colorful Bouncy Ball / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Monkey Stix Swirly Bands 10 Pack - Fidget Bracelets, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety Toy - Sensory and Motor aid Spectrum mild Bracelet Autistic Teacher Classroom • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Freegrace Hand Grip Strengthening Stress Relief Squeeze Balls/Squishy Ball Bundle - Hand Exercise & Therapy Set - Great for Kids, Adults & Elders - Physical Rehabilitation (3 Eggs + 3 Rings + 1 Ball) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Squishy Stress Relief Sensory Toys Fidget Spiky Ball 5 - Pcs Set – Eco-Friendly Squeezy Antistress Toy Balls for Men, Women, Adults, Teens & Children –Ideal for People with OCD, ADHD, ADD & Autism • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Zonon 30 Pieces Fidget Toys Marble Sensory Fidget Stress Relief Toys for Adults Kids to Release Anxiety and Stress, Improve Concentration • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Fun Fidget Toy,Squeeze-a-Bean,Perfect for Children and Adults Release Stress and Anxiety,Soybean Keychain Mobile Chain Toys (8pc) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Mixed Value Pack of Fidget Bracelets & Rings! 13 Sensory Toys for Kids: 4 Slap Bands, 3 Anxiety Hedgehog Bracelets, & 6 Fidget Rings | Fidgets for Boys & Girls, Great Gift & Fiddle Toys for Boy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
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 $10.90 1 $10.90
Fidgetland Bernie | As Seen on Shark Tank | Fidget Sensory Focus Tool for Stress, Anxiety, ADHD and Beyond | World's Quietest Fidgets | Discreet for Offices & Classrooms | Teacher Approved | Medium • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Neliblu Sensory Fidget Snake Cube Twist Puzzle, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

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