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

Help Us Sense Our World

My students need sensory manipulatives including Magna-Tiles, puzzles, and sensory items which will help them master skills that are difficult for them.

  • $453 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have eight students in my self-contained special education classroom, ranging from eight to eleven years old. Each one is a unique individual, with a lot of potential for growth. All but one of the students is nonverbal and they have disabilities that include Autism, Cerebral Palsy and developmental delay.

We need to replace some of our learning activities with items that reflect my students' continued growth and development.

Our students have worked hard and items that used to prove challenging are very easy for them.

My Project

Our students have a variety of sensory and motor issues. The materials we've chosen will help our students have fun while improving their skills. For example, the Magna Tiles set will give our students the advantage of magnetism's hold while manipulating the tiles. Sensory Play Animals and the Multi Sensory Fiber Optic Light will help our students focus on items, due to their sensory features.

Play is the most effective way to entice students' exploration of tasks that may be challenging for them.

The items that we've selected will encourage students to tackle fundemental skills that may be difficult for them.

Mrs. Sorokas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
PP217 - Seasons and Weather Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources Double-sided Magnetic Money • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
BLOCKS SENSORY PUZZLE BLOCKS WITH BUCKET SET OF 18 • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
Fisher-Price Learn Through Music TouchPad • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Sensory Play Animals (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
VTech Alphabet Apple • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Learning Resources Magnetic Pizza Fractions • Amazon Business $20.89 1 $20.89
MULTI SENSORY ROTATING FIBER OPTIC • School Specialty $8.51 2 $17.02
PRISMA LIGHT • School Specialty $8.51 2 $17.02
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Singin Soccer Ball • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Oball Toy Assortment, Grab & Rattle Football • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Guidecraft Screw Block - Kids Multi-Color Matching Game, Classic Toddler Memory and Sensory Skills Development Toy • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
REVOLVING VIBRATING FIBER OPTIC LIGHT • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
Oball Shaker • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94

Materials cost

$337.36

Vendor shipping charges

$12.19

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$384.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.87

Total project goal

$452.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$452.48

7 Donors

-$403.83

Donations toward project cost

-$346.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.97

match offer

-$44.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$37.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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