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Mrs. Fuhrmann from Springfield IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Clean Sandy Fun for Our Sensory Center!

Help me give my students a variety of clean, colorful sand to scoop and pour in the sensory table and a set of sound and sort stackers.

  • $299 goal

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My Students

The students in my central Illinois classroom are three, four, and five years old.

Our little learners are eager and enthusiastic about coming to school to learn through play.

All have been identified as "at-risk" through a developmental screening. They each have a need in one or more of the following areas: language, cognitive, motor, and/or social skills. Many of my students come from low-income households and live in an urban setting with few opportunities to experience nature. For most, this is their first school experience. Many have limited access to educational books and activities at home, and a few are English Language Learners.

My Project

We have been searching for clean sand for our sensory table. The sand we currently have this year is labeled as "play sand", but is extremely dusty and creates a cloud of dust above the table as the children play. This clean sand from Kaplan Company will provide a variety of colorful sand for our children to scoop and pour.

Filling, scooping, and pouring activities help develop fine motor skills as well as math concepts such as less and more.

It is important for our students to have the opportunity to scoop and pour materials every day. By purchasing a variety of colorful sand including purple, blue, green, pink, and white, we will be able to keep the sensory sand table exciting and inviting for students.

The sound and sort stackers will also provide a sensory activity for our students. By using their sense of hearing, the children will sort the containers of beads according to sound. They can check their answers by looking at the size of the beads and sorting by size.

Mrs. Fuhrmann
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola(r) Pink Play Sand 20 Pound Bag • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 2 $39.02
Crayola(r) Purple Play Sand 20 Pound Bag • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 2 $39.02
Crayola(r) Blue Play Sand 20 Pound Bag • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 2 $39.02
Crayola(r) Green Play Sand 20 Pound Bag • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 2 $39.02
White Sand (25 lbs) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 2 $39.02
Sound and Sort Stackers - Set of 18 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46

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