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  • $390 goal

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Ms. G.
Grades 6-8
  • Enrico Fermi Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Making Sense of Their World: Creating a Sensory Corner

My students need assorted sensory integration tools so that they can focus properly in their self contained and inclusion classrooms.

My Students

Imagine living in a world where you cannot control your own senses. Every light, sound, smell, and feeling is magnified, making it virtually impossible to focus and sending you into a stressful and overwhelming state that feels unending.

The ten students in my self contained 4-8th grade Special Education classroom live this reality every day.

The unique, complex, creative students in my classroom are challenged with a variety of cognitive disabilities that also greatly affect their ability to process their senses. On top of their cognitive and sensory challenges, 100% of the students attending our elementary school are low income. Their families, school, and school district have the passion, but not have the funding, to allow my students to access their educational world the way that their typically functioning peers do.

My Project

My students need a Sensory Corner in our classroom that will allow them to regulate their sensory needs with specially designed tools that will calm and focus them. This area will have items that students can use within our classroom as well as take with them to general education classrooms when spending time with their typical peers. Having a tool to help regulate their needs will allow students to behave more like their typical peers. Having sensory tools will make inclusion a possibility for students that were previously unable to handle time in a general education setting. This much needed regulation in their lives will allow their incredible personalities to shine through from beyond the challenges that they were hiding behind.

A Sensory Corner is something that my ten special education students have never seen.

They have spent their lives in an inner city setting learning to live with minimal supports due to their lack of resources. This is the chance for my students to access their classroom, school, community, and life the way that they deserve to.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD939 - Turn & Learn Magnetic Gears • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
CK20BU - Little Beanbag Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 2 $79.90
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
SHOULDER SNAKE, LARGE • Abilitations, Inc. $38.18 2 $76.36
WEIGHT TOTE AROUND TURTLE • Abilitations, Inc. $25.93 2 $51.86
BEANBAG TURTLES INDESTRUCTIBLE • Abilitations, Inc. $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$277.01

Vendor shipping charges

$14.72

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$330.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.39

Total project goal

$389.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$389.28

4 Donors

-$389.28

Donations toward project cost

-$330.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 10 students.

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