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Mrs. Taylor
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Sensory Space for Scholars

My students need items to establish a sensory space in our learning center.

My Students

Our school serves 600 students grades 6-12 in the heart of Stockton, CA. We are a Title I school, with 79% of our students receiving free or reduced lunch. Our motto is "College for Certain", every student has access to college prep curriculum and early high school college courses.

Our learning center is a vibrant, active space where students with a variety of special needs: ranging from autism to learning disabilities, from physical disabilities to emotional disabilities, access the supports they need to make "College for Certain" a reality for themselves.

All of our students are pushed and supported to reach their greatest levels of independence and success.

Our students with special needs prepare for their future with the same level of rigor and anticipation as their general education peers. We are proud to say that we have helped our students with special needs matriculate to colleges, vocational schools, sheltered employment and the work force. We have ensured that each of our graduates leaves us with a plan in place that is authentic to their own individual goals and dreams.

My Project

For the first time, our school is able to dedicate a space for a sensory room. The seating options and sensory materials I am requesting will be used by all of our students with special needs. All of our students, no matter the severity of their disability, are fully included in general education classes. While we do an excellent job of providing academic and curriculum support, one thing our students lack is access to therapeutic and sensory tools.

These materials will help all our students meet their sensory needs, and no matter their ability, perform at their highest potential.

A student with autism who is able to access deep pressure with the pressure roller I've requested is able to return to class more focused and ready to learn. A student with ADHD who can take a break and come bounce on the therapy ball I've asked for is better able to attend to academics when back in class. Students who are overwhelmed and need a break will be able to come in and access a variety of tools to help them self-clam, allowing them to go back to class sooner and more centered.

Overall, these materials will help all the students we serve and help them perform at their best every day.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oversized Solid Navy Blue Bean Bag Chair • Amazon Business $57.46 1 $57.46
Weighted Sensory Warming/Cooling Lap Blanket/Pad for Kids - Help with Focus and Relaxation. Great for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder. (Large - 4 lbs - 13 x 19, Blue) • Amazon Business $49.47 1 $49.47
RELAX RENEW RELEASE Squeeze Ball, Puffer and Fidget Toy Sensory Stimulation Bundle (24 items) + 2 Bonus Items • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Bintiva round balance disc purple 33cm • Amazon Business $15.79 2 $31.58
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $27.33 1 $27.33
Educational Insights Patterned Fluorescent Light Filters-2-Pack • Amazon Business $11.53 2 $23.06
ProSource Discounts Ultra Deluxe Revolutionary Sports Medicine Roller, Purple • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Fidget Chain Toys - 3 Different Toy - Increase Focus Reduce Stress, Quiet and Smooth Rolling Movement Fidgeting for Children and Adults at Workplace or School, helped with ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Autism • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Exercise Ball - Professional Grade Anti-Burst Yoga Ball, Balance Ball for Pilates, Yoga, Stability Training and Physical Therapy (Silver, 55cm) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rainbow Color Mix Sensory Toys Water Gel Pearls Mini Balls Beads for Children, Home Decoration (8 oz Bag, Makes 6 Gallons) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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This project will reach 80 students.

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