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Ms. Szumnarski from Springfield OH is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feel It! Learning Through Our Senses!

My students need sensory materials to meet their individual needs in our classroom.

  • $1,125 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in an inclusive preschool classroom, which means I have students from the age of 2 1/2 - 5 with varying needs. Half of my students have special needs and require significant modifications in the classroom on a daily basis. 100% of our school qualifies for free breakfast and lunch based on their income. We are in a unique area of the state and serve students from both rural and urban areas. About 75% of my families take advantage of our food bag program, which supplies families with food to get the children through the weekend.

My students feel joy and pride when another student in our class has a breakthrough like speaking for the first time.

Our classroom is our family, and the love and respect my students have for each other is remarkable. I love watching them learn from and help each other. They see the differences in one another as positive things that make them each unique, something that moves me to tears on a regular basis!

My Project

My students love to explore through their senses and I believe it is important to encourage my students to experience things rather than just talk about them. I also believe that young children learn best through enjoyable experiences that are meaningful to them. With these materials, I can create these types of experiences for my class. My students can create shapes, numbers and letters in sand. They can search for hidden objects like plastic letters and numbers in the sand and water exploration table.

Many of my students have sensory needs that make it difficult to learn "traditionally".

The tray and sensory materials for my existing light table will allow my students to get the sensory input they need to calm themselves and function in the classroom. My students can strengthen their hand and finger muscles and improve motor control by "writing" with their fingers in the sand or pouring water in our sand and water exploration table. Students can use the light cube and caddy set in our calming area. The sensory mats will allow me to try to keep my classroom clean.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sand and Water Exploration Table • Kaplan Early Learning Company $263.46 1 $263.46
Light Cube with Caddy Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $225.21 1 $225.21
LL509X - Light Table Sensory Play Materials - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
Shape it! Sand 20 lb. Bag - White • Kaplan Early Learning Company $56.91 2 $113.82
Sensory Mat 45" x 58" - Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 2 $67.92
LL581 - Light Table Sensory Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Sensory Mat 45" x 58" - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
White Sand (25 lbs) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
SE210 - Sensory Sand Ice Cream Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$911.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$955.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$168.62

Total project goal

$1,124.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,124.16

7 Donors

-$610.32

Donations toward project cost

-$521.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.55

match offer

-$510.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$433.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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