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Mrs. C. from Goldsboro NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chad's Sensory Garden

The cost of a soft comfort quilted swing chair and stand, sensory garden guidebook, edible bird feeders, dancing sprinklers, solar fountain, pots, chimes, and hand tools from Abilitations is $817, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $817 goal

This project expired on May 24, 2005.

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Edgewood Community Developmental School is a public separate school within the Wayne County School System in Goldsboro, NC. The school serves severe-profound mentally handicapped students from age 3-21. There are approximately 120 students and 12 classrooms in our school. Chad was a student diagnosed with Autism. His family moved from Missouri just so Chad could attend Edgewood School. He passed away unexpectedly in May 2004. Chad was a student with sensory integration dysfunction. He craved deep touch massage, swinging, rocking and water therapy. He enjoyed playing in the birdbath outside, playing in bubbles and swimming in a pool. He enjoyed looking at the fish in the aquarium and playing with the aquatic pat mat. He would seek out these items throughout the day. Our project would like to honor Chad's need for these sensory processes and develop a sensory-garden in his memory. Some of the items that would benefit other children as Chad, would be: 1. a soft comfort swing chair and swing with stand to provide a wonderful, comfortable atmosphere for vestibular therapy. 2. a set of hand tools and garden tools for the students to participate in working in the sensory garden. 3. Woodstock Tiki Chimes for auditory stimulation. 4. lightweight pots for children to plant annuals flowers and place the pots in the sensory garden. 5. Solar Fountain for water therapy and auditory stimulation as well as visual stimulation. 6. dancing sprinklers as well as edible bird feeders for the students to make and place in the sensory garden. 7. a butterfly dream catcher for visual stimulation. The students in my classroom are non-ambulatory and it is imperative to reach these students through their senses and sensory based learning. This garden would enhance their learning as well as being an active participant in developing the sensory garden in their peer's memory.

Mrs. C.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Soft Comfort Swing Chair • Abilitations, Inc. $163.99 1 $163.99
Soft Comfort Quilted Swing Chair and Stand • Abilitations, Inc. $149.99 1 $149.99
Rustic Cascade Solar Fountain • Abilitations, Inc. $99.99 1 $99.99
Dancing Sprkinklers Dragonfly • Abilitations, Inc. $32.99 1 $32.99
Dancing Sprinklers Butterfly • Abilitations, Inc. $32.99 1 $32.99
Lightweight Pots • Abilitations, Inc. $22.99 2 $45.98
Woodstock Tiki Chime • Abilitations, Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
Sensory Garden ( A guidebook for children and adults) • Abilitations, Inc. $17.99 1 $17.99
Edible Bird Feeders • Abilitations, Inc. $13.99 1 $13.99
Hand Tools • Abilitations, Inc. $6.99 1 $6.99

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