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Ms. Muguercia from Newark NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Rock and Roll in Our Sensory Gym

My students need sensory materials such as grip balls and chewable tools.

  • $551 goal

This project expired on August 15, 2018.

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My Students

I am a kindergarten teacher to six children with autism. Students who are on the spectrum need to have sensory materials. It is very difficult for my students to sit and focus throughout the day. They enjoy being active and playing.

Sensory materials will help provide sensory stimulation to all the students with special needs.

Being in a low-income community, my students are lacking the sensory materials to help stimulate their sensory needs. Being able to take my students to a sensory gym would allow them to interact with other children, improve their sensory integration, and create a safe play environment that encourages sensory development.

Three words to describe my students are active, courageous, and routine-lovers.

My Project

My students are in need of a sensory gym. The sensory gym will be an integral part of my students' day. It will help my students release their energy in order to be able to focus throughout the day for a longer period of time. At this moment, my students lack the resources to help them develop their motor skills. The grip balls and stress balls will help my students develop hand muscles. My students can play with the activity balls with each other which will provide kinesthetic movements and interacting skills. The sensory chew tools will benefit my students who need positive oral stimulation.

Being able to provide a sensory gym with adequate tools will create a safe area that promotes developmental growth at their own pace.

The teachers, parents, and most importantly our children can feel a sense of security and relaxation.

Ms. Muguercia
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
6-Pack of Monkey Stringy Balls (Latex-Free, BPA/Phthalate-Free) - Great Fidget / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
DNA Stress Ball by YoYa Toys- 3 Pack- Squeezing Stress Relief Ball- For Kids & Adults- Stress Squishy Toys For Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits & More- Risk-Free Sensory Rubber Ball • Amazon Business $12.97 4 $51.88
FF993 - See-Inside Activity Balls - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Bluexury 3 Pack Shark Chewy Necklace Set Silicone Teething Necklace Baby Chew Pendant Necklace for Nursing Mom and Autism and Oral Motor Special Needs Kids (Blue) • Amazon Business $14.47 3 $43.41
StringyBall Stress Ball on a String - For Stress Relief, Hand Exercise, Strengthening, Rehabilitation - Soft, Medium and Firm Balls with Exercise Guide - No Falling or Rolling Away (3 Balls Set) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
12 Sensory Processing Tools for Kids | Autistic Toys, Learning Resources, Stress Ball, ADHD Fidget Toys, Anxiety Relief, Stress Reduction | Sensory Toys by Mr. E=mc² for Boys Girls Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $16.97 2 $33.94
FR263 - Feel & Roll Bumpy Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA823 - See-Inside Sensory Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL759 - Hide & Seek Discovery Ball • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
FF444 - Color Rings Sorting Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
JJ152 - Soft & Safe Sensory Balls - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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