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Ms. May from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Endless Learning and Fun with Sand and Water!

Help me give my students the ability to explore and learn through water and sand play. We need new sand and water tables to replace our old worn ones.

  • $520 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work in a low-income/high poverty area and the students in my class our faced with many challenges outside of school. Many of the students and their families live around violence on a daily basis. While they are in school my assistant teacher and I strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for them to learn in.

In our classroom, we provide the children with the opportunity to activate their senses through educational and social experiences designed to provide them with the learning skills they will need for a strong transition into Kindergarten.

Our families are unable to provide help with the items and materials we need in the classroom to create a fun learning environment for our children. Our children are our future and we thank you for your support in helping them along their educational journey.

My Project

Sensory play including play with sand, water, Styrofoam peanuts, bubbles and other materials can be an important part of the Headstart classroom. Children exploring in the sensory center are learning some important skills. Sand and water play introduces scientific concepts such as sinking, floating, and changes of state. Exploring sand, water, and other sensory materials gives children opportunities to practice measuring and explore other math concepts such as more, less, bigger, smaller, and equal. Children playing with sand and water are practicing eye-hand coordination and using fine motor skills to scoop, sift, funnel, and pour.

The sand and water center provides important opportunities for children to practice cooperative play and sharing.

It also helps children explore and enjoy the sensory experience of manipulating fluid materials. Digging in sand or splashing in water can also reduce the energy level of overexcited children and provide an acceptable way for them to vent anger or frustration.

The Economy Sand & Water tables will be used to provide the children with the opportunity to explore and learn through sensory play. The Kinetic sand will be used to provide them with opportunities to dig and create fun projects. The design and build water blocks will provide endless hours of learning and fun in our classroom. Thank you for taking the time to read about our project and help us as we help our future.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA309 - Economy Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 2 $139.98
LA315 - Top for Economy Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 2 $73.98
SE203BU - Colored Kinetic Sand - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
SE203VT - Colored Kinetic Sand - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
SE203GR - Colored Kinetic Sand - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
SE203RD - Colored Kinetic Sand - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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