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Mrs. Bantsolas from Markham IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! I Am on Sensory Overload!

Help me give my students some tilt and turn liquid sensory windows and other sensory material to give my students with autism the tools they need to be successful in the classroom.

  • $254 goal

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My Students

I teach students with autism in kindergarten through second grades in a low poverty school. As a teacher in a low income school my students face many struggles outside of school. All of the students at my school receive free lunches due to the poverty level and because of this many of them are not able to experience things that many take for granted.

My students are silly, energetic, and love school.

We are in a self-contained school with students with autism ranging from kindergarten to 22 years old. We depend a lot on the use of visuals in the classroom to help the children be successful in their day. The students I serve have varying levels of skills and needs. My students need sensory support, visual support and picture cues to be successful.

My students are eager about learning and love coming to school!

My Project

The students in my class face daily challenges processing sensory information. This inability to regulate their sensory systems can cause them to feel as if they have no control over their bodies. This can make it difficult to concentrate and focus at school, which impacts their ability to learn.

My students face many challenges that you and I can only imagine.

Each child has a unique set of sensory needs. Sensory input can help a child stay focused and organized throughout the day. I am asking for sensory toys and fidget toys to help my students stay focused. By engaging my students in sensory activities on a frequent, regular basis, I hope to give them the ability to remain engaged, focused, and in control more often. When students become overstimulated, disorganized, or overwhelmed, these sensory items will help them regulate themselves. I am asking for sensory play items like shaving cream, putty, and slime. I want to give my students everything to make them successful lifetime learners.

I feel that these added resources will help them to fulfill their potential. If this project is funded, my students will be able to improve their sensory integration problems and become more focused on learning and academics.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP716 - Tilt & Turn Liquid Sensory Windows • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TS822 - Theraputty® - Soft • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
PP670 - Foam Sensory Paint - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP511 - Sensory Slime • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TC116 - Jumbo Tactile Tangle® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
VR154 - Squish & Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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