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Mrs. Wilde from West Valley City UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Maslow's Happen!

Help me give my students access to books, sensory equipment, and seating to alleviate the stress caused by ADHD, anxiety, autism, and other learning disabilities.

  • $1,767 goal

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My Students

My students are wonderful kids! Because of their various learning and physical disabilities they have to push harder to learn. There are some children that are nonverbal, hearing impaired, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder or physically disabled. These children are also low-income with over 50% of them being in poverty.

These kids are faced daily with food crisis, personal health concerns, and low socioeconomic status.

They have so many obstacles that would be daunting to the most neurotypical person. For these kids to face daily challenges in home and school and work tirelessly to succeed is amazing.

My students are in Occupational Therapy as well as Speech Therapy on a weekly basis. To provide them with opportunities within the classroom to improve their fine motor skill, cooperation, critical thinking, and speech is invaluable.

My Project

My project includes sensory items to help alleviate behaviors due to ADHD, anxiety, autism, learning disabilities, and communication disorders. There are wiggle seats, puzzles, books, play-doh, and kinetic sand all of which are able to help with dexterity for students in occupational therapy.

Sensory play is imperative to children because it develops motor skills.

Making waves in a water table or drawing circles in shaving cream, children are strengthening the muscles in their body that are needed for daily living activities such as zipping their coats or brushing their hair.

I am asking for a color changing light table, sensory tub, and washable materials to help with the development of motor skills. All of my students receive occupational therapy but only twice a week and for 10 minutes each session because so many students require services. Wobble cushions benefit students with ADHD because they are practicing active sitting which is friendly to fidgety behavior but slight enough not to disturb other students. Play-doh is great for sensory play, mathematics instruction, and alphabetic shape creation. Puzzles will help with motor skill development, problem-solving, and geometric discovery. The books are for literacy development, motor skills in being able to turn a page, and phonic development.

Mrs. Wilde
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL526 - Space-Saver Color-Changing Light Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $349.00 1 $349.00
PP385X - Washable Sensory Play Materials?- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LL509X - Light Table Sensory Play Materials - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
2 Pack - SueSport Air Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Balance Disc, Twist Massage, 14 Inch, Blue • Amazon Business $26.99 5 $134.95
PP530X - Feel & Find Sensory Tubs - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
LL581 - Light Table Sensory Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Classic Case of Dr. Seuss - 20 Books Set (Includes Lorax New) • Amazon Business $69.98 1 $69.98
PP273 - Sensory Tubs - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Tot Tutors Kids Book Rack Storage Bookshelf, Natural/Primary (Primary Collection) • Amazon Business $29.89 1 $29.89
Etna Products Baby Peg Puzzle Set - 6 Educational Knob Puzzles For Boy & Girl Toddlers - Alphabet, Numbers, Sea Life, Dinosaurs, Shapes & Vehicles - Bonus: Storage Rack • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $22.93 1 $22.93
USA Toyz Play Sand Toys for Kids - 23 Pc Kids Sand Toys Play Sand Kit with Play Sand Castle Molds + 5 Magic Sand Art Tools for Kinetic Play Sand • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
Corduroy • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
If You Give a Moose a Muffin • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems: Poems and Drawings • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
If You Give a Dog a Donut • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Skippyjon Jones, Class Action • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
If You Give a Pig a Pancake • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give... Books) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Pink) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Sparkling Play Sand - 2 LBS of Shimmering Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Brown Bear & Friends Little Bear Library (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Hide and Seek Wooden Activity Board With Wooden Magnets • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Book • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Play-Doh Fun Tub • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Skippyjon Jones Snow What • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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