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Ms. Hastings from Laurel DE is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wiggling Around in the General Education Setting!

My students need wiggle cushions, weighted lap blankets, fidgets and anything that is sensory based in order to meet their needs to allow to success in the general education setting. THANK YOU!

  • $409 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Unique and willingness to learn are two words that describe my students. Currently, I am a COTA/L at an elementary school working with a variety of students with a wide range of disabilities.

The main problem that I seem to be coming across is "sensory needs" of 95% of my students.

These students crave movement, various types of sitting options while in the classroom and fidget toys. These students have impressed me with their ability to try and adapt the best that they can with limited resources to help meet their needs.

My Project

The project I am working on is to improve my students attention in the general education setting while meeting their needs simultaneously. These items will also improve their ability to control their body meanwhile providing them with a variety of strategies to improve their attention independently to teach life long strategies. Wiggle cushions and various types of sitting arrangements allows them to control their body during reading time, and long periods of having to remain seated. Sensory bins are an important part of relaxation and allowing students to control their sensory systems.

These kids work so hard and diligent every single day and I am trying my best to help meet their needs.

Ms. Hastings
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT: SEATING SOLUTIONS - IN-SEAT OPTIONS - SET OF 10 • School Specialty $236.64 1 $236.64
Fat Catalog ALT-SF-325-RD Kids Round Soft Seating Stool, Red • Amazon Business $52.26 1 $52.26

Materials cost

$288.90

Vendor shipping charges

$23.66

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$346.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.22

Total project goal

$408.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$408.11

2 Donors

-$408.11

Donations toward project cost

-$346.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.22

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$0.00

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