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Ms. Dawson from Wichita KS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hip Hip Hooray We Learn Through Play

My students need sensory items and toys that teach through play. If it is not in their hands it's not in their head.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My beautiful pre-K students were born as unique learners. The majority of my students have been diagnosed with Autism, which means they think differently then other people. They are capable of great things and they need to be taught in a multi-sensory manner.

If it is not in their hands it is not in their head.

My kids have incredible brains. The children in my class are very hands on, sensory sensitive and tactile. Pre-K children learn by touching, exploring and experimenting , growing and playing.

My Project

Children who are on the autism spectrum are multi-sensory learners. My children learn by doing. The materials that I am asking for will be used to teach concepts. For example, they will gain skills in problem-solving, building and naming shapes by playing with the magnetic shape blocks. The children will learn through play in a structured environment.

If it is not in their hands, it is not in their head.

My children do not learn by being spoken at, they learn by having opportunities to engage in the world around them. My kids can be sensory sensitive and they need sensory experiences to help them not be uncomfortable to stimuli.

Ms. Dawson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP385X - Washable Sensory Play Materials?- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
LDA179 - Indestructible Kitchen Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
JJ437 - Classic Hardwood Learning Toys - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EV214 - Brilliant Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
SE210 - Sensory Sand Ice Cream Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$431.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$498.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.04

Total project goal

$586.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$586.91

8 Donors

-$328.96

Donations toward project cost

-$279.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.34

match offer

-$257.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$219.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.69

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$0.00

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