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Ms. Dockter from Wilmot SD is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Capturing Serenity Through Sensory Play

Help me give my students magic beads and sand to help them take calming down breaks throughout the day.

  • $390 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a special education classroom for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. My students' needs include cognitive disorders, specific learning disabilities, and behavior difficulties. Days in my classroom consist of helping students learn how to read and write, control emotions, and do daily living skills. We try to keep our students in their general education classroom as much as possible but sometimes that's not always what is needed the most.

My classroom is a place for our students to go to get the extra support, guidance, and nurturing that they need to be successful.

My Project

Students who come into my special education classroom often need breaks throughout the day. Sometimes students get upset, frustrated, overwhelmed or tired. The goal of breaks is to help prevent students from having an emotional or physical breakdown. We are teaching our students how to recognize when they need a break and to ask for a break when they need one. When they ask for a break, they are given time into my room to calm down. Children love playing with knetic sand and waterbeads. Having these tools available in my classroom would help the students want to come to my room to calm down.

Waterbeads and kinetic sand are a great way for students to have a sensory break as they help students release tension they have built up so they can return to the general education classroom ready to learn again.

Our main goal is keep our students in the general education classroom as much as possible. By helping us provide these items, students can take the necessary breaks they need to continue learning throughout the day.

Ms. Dockter
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $39.21 2 $78.42
SE203BU - Colored Kinetic Sand - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
SE203RD - Colored Kinetic Sand - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
PP182 - Light-Up Countdown Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
KeNeer 7Pack Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys - Relieve Stress, and Increase Patience - Build Resistance Squeeze, Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Mukool Sand Molding Tools 42pcs Mold Activity Set Compatible with Any Molding Sand • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys Rainbow Pom Colorful Bouncy Stress Toy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
SENSORY4U Dew Drops Water Beads Jungle Excursion Tactile Sensory Toys Bin Kit - Rain Forest Toy Animals Included • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
DEW Drops Water Beads Sensory Bin Kit - Dinosaur Discovery - Dinosaur Toys Included • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
DEW Drops Water Beads African Safari Tactile Sensory Toys Bin Kit - Unique Toy Animals Included • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
SENSORY4U Dew Drops Water Beads Ocean Explorers Tactile Sensory Kit - Sea Animal Creatures Included - Great Fine Motor Skills Toy for Kids • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95

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