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Ms. Brooks from Hurricane UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Learning Through Sensory and Social Emotional Activities

Help me give my students hands-on learning experiences through sensory and social emotional learning. Each item in our cart is to help build hands-on experiences for students with severe disabilities.

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My Project

I am currently teaching in a Life Skills classroom with students ranging from Kindergarten to 5th grade. These students all have severe disabilities with a very large range of abilities, both academically and physically. We have found that when we can engage students' sensory needs in the learning experience we have far more success and higher achievement.

The goal of our project is to have tools needed to create hands-on learning experiences for our students such as sensory task boxes, social emotional task boxes and social emotional small groups through literacy.

The supplies I have included for purchase will allow us to create these sensory task boxes that will incorporate academic skills with hands-on sensory experiences and the books will create positive social emotional skills groups. Hands-on learning has been shown to be a positive and successful approach in my classroom and we hope to continue this in the upcoming school year.

The supplies will also help support an influx of students that we are getting for the '22-'23 school year, we are welcoming 6 more learners into our classroom. This adds extra challenges as well as a need for more sensory and social-emotional activities for all of our learners.

Ms. Brooks
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 5 Mil Thick for Extra Protection, 100-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear (TP5854-100) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
BTSKY 6 Pack Multipurpose Utility Box- Large Capacity Pencil Box with Lid Snap Closure Assorted Color Pencil Holder for Organize and Carry Pencils Watercolor Pens Stationery Office Supplies Organizer • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 90 lb/163 gsm, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $12.18 2 $24.36
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Brown, 2 Lb • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Cardinal Economy 3 Ring Binder, 1 Inch, Presentation View, White, Holds 225 Sheets, Nonstick, PVC Free, 4 Pack of Binders (79510) • Amazon Business $11.61 2 $23.22
IRIS USA Medium Plastic Clear Hobby Modular Craft Supply Art Satchel Storage Box Organizer with snap-tight closure latch for ribbons, beads, stickers, yarn, ornaments, 10 pack • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
hand2mind Express Your Feelings Pocket Chart, Classroom Decor, Feelings Chart, Teacher Supplies for Classroom, Daycare Supplies, Social Emotional Learning, Calm Down Corner, Pocket Chart for Classroom • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 0.24 Ounce Glue Sticks for Kids | School Supplies | Scrapbooking Supplies | Vision Board Supplies, 60 Count, Standard Stick • Amazon Business $19.13 1 $19.13
Magnetic Squares, 120 Pieces Magnet Squares (Each 20 x 20 x 2mm) on 4 Tape Sheets, with 3M Strong Adhesive Backing. Perfect for DIY, Art Projects, whiteboards & Fridge Organization (120 Pieces) • Amazon Business $8.95 2 $17.90
Astrobrights Mega Collection, Colored Cardstock,"Classic" 5-Color Assortment, 320 Sheets, 65 lb/176 gsm, 8.5" x 11" - MORE SHEETS! (91630) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
HEHALI 1000pcs Multicolor Pom Pom Balls, Assorted Sizes & Colors Pompoms for Arts and Craft Making Decorations • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
My Body Sends a Signal: Helping Kids Recognize Emotions and Express Feelings • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
I'm Just a Kid: A Social-Emotional Book about Self-Regulation (Social Emotional Books) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
hand2mind See My Feelings Mirror, Social Emotional Learning, Shatterproof Mirror for Kids, Anger Management Toys, Anxiety Relief Items, Mindfulness for Kids, Calm Down Corner, Anxiety Toys (Set of 1) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Mr. Pen- Dry Erase Erasers, 24 Pack, Dry Erasers, Dry Erase Board Erasers, White Board Erasers, Whiteboard Erasers, Small Dry Erase Eraser, Mini Dry Erasers, Magnetic Erasers, Dry Erase Marker Erasers • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Learning Resources Inflatable 12 inch Globe, Toy Globe, Detailed Educational Globe, Geography for Kids, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Magnetic Dry Erase Markers Fine: 12 Colors Erasable Whiteboard Markers Fine Point with Eraser Cap, Low Odor White Board Dry Erase Pens Fine Tip for Kids& Teachers, Home, Office and School Supplies • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Assorted Food Coloring, 1.2 fl oz • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87

Materials cost

$369.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$404.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.40

Total project goal

$475.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$475.98

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$475.98

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