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  • $275 goal

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Mrs. R.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hands on Sensory

My students with autism need sound tubes, a Mystery Box, a Touch and Match Guessing Game and an Exploring Our Senses kit.

I teach students in grades K-4 self-contained special education. Our school is located in a high poverty area with low parental participation.

My students' learning disabilities require a variety of learning activities to learn each skill. We have made many of our own classroom activities due to lack of finances. As a team, my assistants and I give a certain part of our checks to help supply our class with materials. With the amount of time we spend with each child, and adding numbers to our growing classroom on a regular basis, our time to making such materials require a lot of volunteer time spent on behalf of my assistants who are paid hourly. Out of the 18 students, we have four adults, and each of the adults also spend time in other classrooms supporting our students involvement in the regular education classroom.

Having the materials requested allows our students to become more independent learners while developing much needed sensory skills. These skills are essential to their continued development and success in the learning process. Students with autism need a variety of learning tools. Engaging students with all five senses is instrumental in their academic success. Appealing to the senses of the students allows them to see beyond the abstract. My students need four different items that appeal to the five senses. These items are a kit to explore their senses, a mystery box and game to help explore their sense of touch and sight, and sight and sound tubes that appeal to these two senses with hands on activities.

With your generosity, our students would be ensured the same learning support and success of other schools in our area who have stronger parental participation and financial support.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT EXPLORING OUR SENSES • ABC School Supply, Inc. $84.99 1 $84.99
AA931 - Giant Sight & Sound Tubes • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
RJ27 - The Mystery Box • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
AA214 - Touch & Match Guessing Game • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95

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This project will reach 24 students.

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