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Ms. Hamson from San Francisco CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggles Out for Learning

Help me give my students the sensory and fidget tools they need to focus on their academic learning!

  • $217 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My second graders are a very enthusiastic bunch of kids! They love school and they love learning about every new idea. We are a Title I school in southeast San Francisco where the majority of the students are first or second generation Americans, 50% are English language learners, and 84% are from low-socioeconomic family settings. As second graders they are really launching into academics as they become stronger readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists.

They enjoy collaborating in every aspect of school, whether on their reading and writing, or working together to uncover new math principles.

I love how much they want to help each other and learn about the world around them. That said they are still little people learning how to live in a big world and deal with big emotions. As their teacher I am eager to support them in all of their learning from academics to how to meet their social-emotional needs.

My Project

My second graders are beginning to settle in as students, but still need to get their big emotions and kid wiggles out! The sensory bottles and squeeze balls will go into a peace corner where students needing a moment of peace can take a five-minute break before rejoining the class ready to focus and learn. Students need the chance to take a mental break, just like adults, and these bottles give them a chance to focus their attention on something else before jumping back into learning.

The Kick-bands and wiggle cushions will increase the seating options in my room that allow students to both wiggle and work.

Right now my students are learning to focus for longer and longer periods of time as they grow their skills as readers, writers, and mathematicians. These seating options will help them learn to focus because they let students wiggle while also staying in their seats!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fidget Chair Bands for Kids - Flexible Seating Classroom Furniture for Kids with Fidgety Feet - Bouncy Foot Bands for The Desk or Chair for Students with ADHD, Autism, or Sensory Needs • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 3 $50.97
SmileMakers Earth Squeeze Balls 12 PCS • Quill.com $12.59 2 $25.18
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$139.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$183.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.46

Total project goal

$216.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$216.40

2 Donors

-$216.40

Donations toward project cost

-$183.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.46

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$0.00

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