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Mrs. Castrillo from Doral FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multi-Sensory Learning!

My students need sensory items such as books, Legos, matching activities and play-dough to help them learn through play.

  • $1,006 goal

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My Students

I work as a pre-kindergarten teacher for children with special needs. I get to work with eight amazing little boys and girls who are on the Autism Spectrum. They are three and four years old and they are the reason I love my job so much!

Everyday they come into the classroom and amaze me at what they can learn and achieve.

They have many challenges they face daily, but with guidance and materials, they can overcome them with your help!

My Project

The items that I have chosen for this project all pertain to sensory. I also chose a lot of sensory books so my kids can find interest in reading. I also got a lot of matching toys to help them learn their shapes, the alphabet and their numbers. Since my kids are in preschool and are autistic, the things that I have chosen for them will really help them excel academically. They will also love all the building blocks I have chosen since they love our block area. These blocks will help them with their gross motor skills. I have also requested lacing beads which will help them with their fine motor skills. Some sensory items such as the sand, play-dough, water beads, and the calming sensory light projector will not only help them learn, but also help them explore their environment!

Mrs. Castrillo
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Constructive Playthings MGA-35 Cp Toys 105 Piece Preschool Zoo Building Bricks Set • Amazon Business $47.71 2 $95.42
Stack it High Pegs and Foam Peg Board- Set of 6 Boards and 180 Pegs Occupational Therapy Autism Fine Motor Skills • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards - Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Earlyears Chicken ‘N Egg Stackers – 8 Piece Nesting and Stacking Playset • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Mindscope Twister Tracks Chameleon Color Capture (Color Sensing/Detecting) Racer with 12' Feet of Flexible Transparent Color Track • Amazon Business $19.90 2 $39.80
Mibote 102 PCS Magnetic Building Blocks Educational Toys Magnet Tiles Set Stacking Blocks for Toddler Kids • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Fisher Price Little People Disney Princess Gift Set • Amazon Business $36.00 1 $36.00
Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Gift Set Bundle (12 Items) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
LED Calming Autism Sensory Light Projector Toy Relax Blue Night Music Projection • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Fisher Price Little People DC Super Friends Exclusive Figure Pack of 7 • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $13.32 2 $26.64
Bright Starts Giggling Gourmet Put 'n Shake Eggs • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Sensory Sand Ultimate Set -- Over 3 Lbs of No Mess Magic Sand for Kids Toddlers • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Vileafy 3-Pack Push and Go Friction Car Toys, Vehicle Play set, Cartoon Cars Toys set, For Preschool Kids and Toddlers. • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Playskool Mr. Potato Head Super Spud • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
ALEX Toys Artist Studio Wooden Dough Tools Set 12 Piece • Amazon Business $19.16 1 $19.16
URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser Aromatherapy Diffuser Portable Ultrasonic Aroma Humidifier with 7 Color Changing LED Lamps, Mist Mode Adjustment and Waterless Auto Shut-off Function • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
PowerTRC 3D Pin Art Sculpture - Pin Impression Toy - Pin Impression Hand Mold - Great Toy For Kids (6" x 8" Dark Blue) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
PowerTRC 3D Pin Art Sculpture - Pin Impression Toy - Pin Impression Hand Mold - Great Toy For Kids (6" x 8" Red) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
PowerTRC 3D Pin Art Sculpture - Pin Impression Toy - Pin Impression Hand Mold - Great Toy For Kids (6" x 8" Green) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Play-Doh Numbers Letters N Fun Art Multi Kids Toddler Games Play Set Playdough • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train 10847 Preschool Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Potato Head Playskool Mr.Potato Head Tater Tub Set • Amazon Business $15.02 1 $15.02
Coolplay Baby's First Non-Toxic Soft Cloth Book Set- Crinkle,Colorful - (Friction with a rustling sound) - Pack of 8 • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
30 Jumbo Toddler Lacing & Stringing Beads with String & Tote by Skoolzy - Montessori Preschool Fine Motor Skills Toys for Occupational Therapy and Autism OT • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Melissa & Doug Cut, Sculpt, and Roll Clay Play Set With 8 Tools and 4 Colors of Modeling Dough • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Spiky Sensory Ring / Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
got oils? Essential Oil Carrying Case - Premium Quality: Holds 6 Essential Oil Bottles - Size 5ml, 10ml, 15ml. (brown) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Water Beads, 2 oz pack (Almost 4,000 !!) Sooper Beads Crystal Soil Water Bead Gel [Rainbow Mix] For Kids Tactile Sensory Experience, Wedding Centerpiece Vase Filler, Plant decoration, Orbeez refill • Amazon Business $4.95 2 $9.90
Noisy Farm (My First Touch and Feel Sound Book) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Hide N' Tweet Eggs; Chirping Squeaky Eggs; Educational Toys, Learning Toys, Preschool Toys For Toddlers • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Baby Touch and Feel: Numbers (Baby Touch & Feel) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Baby Touch and Feel: Animals • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19

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