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Mrs. Lipscomb from Greensboro NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Meeting Sensory Needs and Reaching Milestones

Help me give my students engaging and enriching materials like the light cube, vibrating sensory tray and other sensory items.

  • $781 goal

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My Students

I will be teaching in an Early Childhood Special Education classroom. Our focus will be on helping young children develop early and functional skills that will help to build a foundation for learning and success. All of my students are considered at risk and have a diagnosed special that may range from autism, blindness, communication delays, social/behavioral challenges, and motor difficulties.

Many of my students live in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods and may not have access to a range of tools to meet their educational and functional needs.

In order to meet these needs, they require enrichment and adaptations in all areas of development. As their teacher, I it is my passion to get creative and make that happen for my students. My goal every year, regardless of ability, is to spark my students' natural curiosity and develop a love of learning that will follow them for a lifetime.

My Project

Learning happens in every minute of every day for our young students. Each transition, social interaction, story, and group time means opportunities to practice a wide range of skills. Using a wide range of sensory materials has been an effective way for me to ensure that every child has a functional and enjoyable way to participate in daily class activities while still meeting their basic developmental needs.

Many of my students face sensory differences that significantly impact their ability to engage and participate in everyday activities.

Items like the durable light cube and attachable vibrating sensory tray will allow me to give them access to visual and tactile stimulation while also working on IEP goals such as communication, social engagement, pre-academic skills, and motor development. Items like the weighted lap pad, wobble seats, light filters, and theraputty will give them the sensory feedback to participate in class activities without being over or under stimulated. Meeting the sensory needs of students is often a puzzle, but these materials will provide my students will tools that will put them on the path towards success!

Mrs. Lipscomb
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sensory Tray • Kaplan Early Learning Company $180.86 1 $180.86
LOFTEK LED Light Cube: 16-inch Light Cube Seats, Color Changing Kid's Stool, Rechargeable Bar Stools, UL Listed Adapter, 4400mAh Capacity, Perfect for Sensory Education, Party Decoration • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
GlareShade Fluorescent Light Filter Diffuser Covers. 10 Pack. Blue Color. Eliminate Harsh Glare that Causes Eyestrain and Headaches at Work and School While Improving Focus and Classroom Management. • Amazon Business $65.98 1 $65.98
Writable Weighted Lap Pad for Kids: 10"x20"|3 lbs|Weighted Lap Blanket with Water Drawing Mat Feature- Travel Weighted Blanket for Kids on The Road- Car Ride, Airplane- Certified Sensory Inclusive • Amazon Business $49.97 1 $49.97
Balance Disc - Stability Wobble Cushion - Lumbar Support For Desk and Office Chair, Lower Back Pain Relief and Support - Kid’s Wiggle Seat For Classrooms - Home Gym Workout Equipment - Pump Included • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
PASSENGER PIGEON 6 Pieces Rainbow Sheer Rod Pocket Top Window Panel Curtain Set.Orange, Red, White, Bright Yellow, Green,Blue.Each Panel Size 50" W x 96" L • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
PAGISOFE Soft Fluffy Blue Area Rugs for Bedroom Kids Room Living Room Carpet Shag Furry Fur Rug for Boys Girls Dorm Room Modern Plush Decorative Nursery Rugs Solid Accent Floor Rugs 4'x 5',(Blue) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Special Supplies Suction Construction Toys for Children, 50-Pcs Motor Skills, Hand-Eye Coordination, Bath Toy, Sensory, Creativity and Imagination Boosting Educational Toys, Vibrant Colors, for Kids • Amazon Business $20.94 1 $20.94
WALIKI Chair Ball with Feet for Kids | Alternative Classroom Seating | Balance Ball | 18"/45CM Gray • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Therapy Putty - Resistive Hand Exercise Therapy Putty Kit, Set of Four Strengths, 3 Ounces of Each Putty • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
BYMORE Mixed 300 Pcs Growing Gel Beads & 50000 Pcs Small Growing Gel Beads for Kids Sensory Water Toys Vases Filler Home Decoration • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Senseez Vibrating Sensory Cushion - Plushy Jelly Touchables • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Tangpan 6 Color Colorful Door Window Panel Room Divider Curtain String Strip Tassel in Party Events • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94

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