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Ms. Miller from San Ramon CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Learners in a Sensory World

My students need to learn to self-regulate with the support of sensory input. The Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chairs and other furniture, supports students need to move and learn!

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My Students

I am a special education preschool teacher to first time learners between the ages of three to five. In my class I teach my students to become ready to learn. They learn how to sit appropriately during large and small group instruction. They learn many self-help skills including hand washing and managing their personal belongings. My little learners require small group instruction with repeated trials and opportunities to thrive.

My teaching motto, is "safety and fun are number one!" My hope is that my students want to come school and feel safe in a new environment.

For many of my students this is the first time at school and leaving their parents for an extended period of time. First, students need to feel safe in their new environment, before they can learn. I create this safe space by creating opportunities for my young learners to expand their horizons through play.

My Project

My young first time learners are exploring an unknown environment. Imagine when you enter a place you've never been before and how you felt walking through those doors. The lights, the sounds, the size of the space, it is a lot to process at once. My students are not only learning how to regulate themselves and their bodies in an unknown space but also develop life learning to learn skills.

Through sensory input, special education preschoolers learn to adapt to the world around them.

Provided the tools to help them succeed. The Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair, allows students who need to move while learning the opportunity. The Yes! Fresh Gymnastics Mat, allows students to develop their large muscles and complete heavy work activities. A Dash Sensations Blue Bean Bag Chair provides deep pressure while also supporting our body in a safe comfortable space.

We all are just trying to do our best, my young learners are just trying so hard to be the best too! Thank you for your support!

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Balance Ball Chair - Classic Children's Stability Ball Chair, Alternative School Classroom Flexible Desk Seating for Active Students with Satisfaction Guarantee, Purple • Amazon Business $69.98 2 $139.96
Kiddy Up Crush Resistant Pit Balls (1000 Count) • Amazon Business $100.00 1 $100.00
Dash Sensations Blue Bean Bag Chair for Kids with Removable Machine Washable Cover - Tactile and Sensory for Sitting, Lounging and Playing - 18" x 15" (60” Circumference) – by • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Yes!fresh 6'X2'X2'' Gymnastics Mat, PU Leather Gymnastics Mat,Exercise Tri-Fold Gym Mat Gymnastics, Aerobics, Yoga, • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Teenitor Liquid Timer Fidget Toy for Relaxing Therapy Relieves Stress and Increase Focus for Liquid Motion Bubbler Helps with ADHD ADD Autism • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Reusable Plastic Ice Cubes - Colors May Vary (48 cubes) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Infantino Sensory Pals Baby Toy • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Infantino Textured Multi Ball Set • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90

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