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Ms. Graham from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Down! Sensory and Social Emotional Needs

My students need sensory materials, sight and sound tubes, wobble cushions, and sensory balls, to help them with their social emotional needs.

  • $323 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day with smiles on their faces, ready to learn, and excited to be in the classroom. The students that I teach are in a preschool program in Michigan where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my students' families receive other finanical services from the state.

They struggle with the problems of poverty such as how to feed and provide clothing for their children. The families in the program receive free preschool based on qualifying factors that the state has determined make these children at risk for not graduating high school. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful!

My Project

At the beginning of the school year, preschoolers are just starting to learn how to express their emotions. Sometimes it is hard to control these emotions, especially when they are experiencing so many new changes. The materials that I have selected for my project are a variety of items that will help my students learn to gain control of their own feelings. The language builder emotion cards will be used to teach them about feelings. The sensory ball set, theraputty, and gel sensory beads will be put into our alone zone, a place in our classroom where children can go when they need a break (most of the time because of anger or sadness) and need to be alone. The monster feelings flannel board set will also allow them to express how they are feeling. My students also need flex safe wobble cushions to help them control their bodies while attending large group activities.

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

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA931 - Giant Sight & Sound Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Stages Learning Materials - Language Builder Emotion Cards • Teachers' School Supply $34.99 1 $34.99
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
TS823 - Theraputty™ - Medium • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Monster Feelings Mini Bb Set • Teachers' School Supply $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$235.91

Vendor shipping charges

$4.62

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$274.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.37

Total project goal

$322.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$322.44

4 Donors

-$161.22

Donations toward project cost

-$137.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.18

match offer

-$161.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$137.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.18

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$0.00

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