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Ms. Downey from Cleveland OH is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring Through the Sensory table in Pre-K!

Help me give my students the opportunity to explore and learn through the sensory table so that they may experiment with water, sand, and much more more!

  • $997 goal

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My Students

My students come from a very low-socioeconomic background, and have limited opportunities. Currently many of my students are staying in shelters or with extended family members. My scholars come in each day hungry for breakfast and lunch. As a result of the poverty, the students frequently lack the necessary school supplies.

Despite the many challenges they face, my scholars are a motivated, caring, and energetic group of Pre-K friends.

They come to school excited and ready to learn.

It is my goal to give each child a fulfilling learning experience, while also giving them access to the experiences that other children their age receive.

My Project

I would like to add some different sensory table options to my classroom because young children learn with all their senses. Preschoolers are constantly learning and exploring about their world by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing and hearing, which is why it is important to have many sensory experiences available at school. I plan to keep my sensory table appealing and interesting to promote different learning styles by adding various sensory material and tools. I would like to change these items out seasonally and incorporate them to our lesson themes.

Sensory tables give students the opportunity to learn many different subject areas through exploration!

I intend to provide the sensory area to provide an opportunity for my students to engage in learning through play. This will also give the students the opportunity to work together and gain social skills.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PX2020 - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - Pint - Set of 10 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 2 $59.00
AX30 - Lakeshore Dough - Set 2 - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $57.99 1 $57.99
AX20 - Lakeshore Dough - Set 1 - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $57.99 1 $57.99
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR724 - Lakeshore Magnetic Fishing Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE332 - Float & Find Alphabet Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA712 - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pads - Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
Learning Resources Primary Science Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand, Set of 6 Magnifiers, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $26.77 1 $26.77
Earthborn Elements Play Sand, 1 Gallon Bucket (10 lb),, Building & Molding, Promotes Creativity, Sandbox & Play Areas, Indoor/Outdoor, Resealable Bucket • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 & Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $11.69 2 $23.38
Kitchen Utensil Set - 11 Cooking Utensils - Colorful Silicone Kitchen Utensils - Nonstick Cookware with Spatula Set - Colored Best Kitchen Tools Kitchen Gadgets (Multicolor) • Amazon Business $22.96 1 $22.96
Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn Kernels, Original Yellow, 8 lb • Amazon Business $19.90 1 $19.90
Learning Resources Handy Scoopers, Fine Motor Toy, Assorted Colors, Set of 4, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
JOYIN 69 Pieces Natural World Animal Dinosaur Insect Sea Animal Farm Animal Figures Stocking Stuffer Mini Plastic Vinyl Assorted Figures Playset • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Learning Resources Number and Counting Blocks, 33 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources Letter Blocks, 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
Be Amazing Instant Amazing Snow Jar, Makes 2 Gallons • Amazon Business $7.68 2 $15.36
FibreDust CoCo Mulch, 11- Pounds • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
BA790 - Texture Brushes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery by FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Matty's Toy Stop 8.5" Plastic Rounded Scoop Sand Shovels for Kids (Red, Blue, Green & Yellow) Complete Gift Set Party Bundle - 4 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
SE210 - Sensory Sand Ice Cream Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Twisty Droppers, Fine Motor Toy, Science Exploration, Set of 4, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Ouddy 4 Pack Ice Cube Trays with Lid, Silicone Ice Cube Molds, 14-Ice Trays Can Make 56 Ice Cubes, Stackable Durable (Blue & Green) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Toysmith Mighty Magnet Set • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Learning Resources Gator Grabber Tweezers, Fine Motor Toy, Various Colors, Set of 12, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Flexible Magnetic Strip - 1/2 Inch x 10 Feet Magnetic Tape with Strong Self Adhesive - Perfect Magnetic Roll for Craft and DIY Projects - Sticky Anisotropic Magnets • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
esonmus 20 Pack Multi-Use Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge Extra Thin Magic Cleaning Sponges Eraser Sponge for Kitchen Bathroom Furniture Leather Car & Steel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pine Cones,Byher Mini Pinecones in Bulk for Crafts, 8OZ, Pack of 110 (Natural) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
BigOtters Artificial Acorn, 100PCS Fake Nutty for Home Vase Filler Decor, 1.2" x 0.8" • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
DR316 - Jumbo Paint Dabbers - Set of 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Riceland Long Grain White Rice 2/1 LB bags • Amazon Business $4.85 2 $9.70
Wilton Cookie Cutters Set, 101-Piece — Alphabet, Numbers and Holiday Cookie Cutters • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
LC1340X - Nylon-Bristle Paintbrushes - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
Strokes Art Clay and Dough Tools Six Piece Set - Ages 3 & Up • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Yeonha Toys Pull Back Vehicles, 12 Pack Mini Assorted Construction Vehicles & Race Car Toy, Vehicles Truck Mini Car Toy for Kids Toddlers Boys Child, Pull Back & Go Car Toy Play Set • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Bassion 210 Pcs Assorted Mixed Fall Colored Artificial Maple Leaves for Weddings, Events and Decorating • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
LEOBRO DIY Slime Making Tools, 5pcs Glue Mixing Bowls, 5pcs Glue Mixing Spoons, 5pcs 4.5 oz Slime Containers for Kids Slime Making Art • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
ELONGDI Water Beads Pack Rainbow Mix Over 50,000 Orbies Beads Growing Balls, Jelly Water Gel Beads for Spa Refill, Kids Sensory Toys, Vases, Plant, Wedding and Home Decor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Chef Craft 42019 Measuring Cups, 10 Piece Set, Green • Amazon Business $4.91 1 $4.91
Pom Poms 300 Pieces 1 Inch Assorted Pompoms for Hobby Supplies and DIY Creative Crafts Decorations by VIDEOTORG • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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