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Ms. Nelson from Birmingham AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Skills and Sensory Integration for a Special Education Classroom!

My students need life skills and sensory materials integrated into their daily classroom routine!

  • $473 goal

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My Students

My students are smart, funny and friendly. Each day they amaze me and help me to grow as an educator.

I've never met students that are more hardworking and eager to learn than this bunch.

Along with our core academics, they are excited to explore different job skills and career options, which includes setting goals for what they want to do after graduation. We have accomplished so much this year and have so much more to accomplish every single day!

My Project

My classroom is meant to prepare students to be in the community and have a job after high school. Because of this, we practice life skills every single day. My students need to practice vocational skills such as stocking shelves, ringing up items, washing and sorting dishes and filling salt shakers. I am asking for various mock food items and salt shakers in order to practice these skills in our classroom. I know that these materials will help my students strengthen their vocational skills and practice for the future. I am asking for various sensory materials such as a body sock, weighted lap blanket, sensory lights and more to ensure all of my students sensory needs are met each day. Teaching special education, each of my students have specific sensory needs that must be met for them to be successful in their academics. All of these materials will provide students the sensory breaks and tools that they need each day.

I know that these materials will help all of my students in so many ways.

Ensuring that my students have what they need to be successful, whether it is preparing for their future or making sure sensory needs are met every day, will change our classroom for the better!

Ms. Nelson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weighted Lap Pad For Kids|Unique Warming/Cooling Feature|Help with Self-Calm and Relaxation|Multiple Weight/Sizes|Great for Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder • Amazon Business $44.97 1 $44.97
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Grocery Shelf Boxes Food • Amazon Business $13.92 3 $41.76
Melissa & Doug Fridge Groceries Play Food Cartons (8 pcs) - Toy Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Sanho Premium Sensory Sock,Updated Version, Large, 70" L x 28" W, Good for height: 63"+ Blue • Amazon Business $35.96 1 $35.96
Plastic Fish Bubble Lamp - Children's Lamp - Fish Decor - Bubble Lamp • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Cans Play Food Kitchen Accessory - 10 Stackable Cans With Removable Lids • Amazon Business $9.24 3 $27.72
[Newest Design] Remote Control Ocean Wave Projector 12 LED &7 Colors Night Light with Built-in Mini Music Player for Living Room and Bedroom (12 LED Black) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Art3d Fancy Floor Tile For Kids Room Liquid Encased Floor Tile, 12" X 12" Blue • Amazon Business $18.30 1 $18.30
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Wash and Dry Dish Set (24 pcs) • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Body Back Company's Porcupine Spiky Massage Therapy Ball with Reflexology Card 3-pack - for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Trigger Point Therapy on Feet, Hands & Body - Red, Blue & Yellow • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
New Star Foodservice 22100 Glass Salt and Pepper Shaker with Stainless Steel Mushroom Top, 2-Ounce, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Mpow Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Shooters Hearing Protection Ear Muffs, Adjustable Shooting Ear Muffs, NRR 28dB Professional Ear Defenders for Shooting Hunting, with a Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix, 8 ounces (half pound), for Orbeez Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
PowerTRC® Small Ooze Tube - Blue • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Fiber Optic Glacier Lite with Color-Changing Crystals by Westminster Inc. • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74

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