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Mrs. Thompson from Cuyahoga Falls OH is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Cooperative Play Through Sensory Materials

Help me give my students materials for cooperative exploration.

  • $309 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our integrated preschool has an eager group of diverse students. They enjoy walking into our classroom to explore, learn and grow with a variety of projects and activities. We read lots of books, enjoy music activities and take time to explore our environment.

Our preschoolers love to explore and build!

We have a number of English Language Learners and students with a variety of disabilities. It is important for them to develop social skills while developing speech and language skills, fine and gross motor skills and academic knowledge.

Our students learn best through play and sensory explorations that will promote friendships and social-emotional growth. One way we can do this is to encourage our students to explore their environment, share materials and take turns with favored toys.

My Project

My young students love to build blocks and explore sensory items such as homemade sensory bottles, made with oil and water, glitter, and other things. Play dough or other materials often have multiple students joining in the science center to explore cooperatively. I can't wait to see what my students will build with the Shape It! Sand.

I want to promote cooperative exploration in other centers.

By adding the tiles to our writing center and the Squigztm into the block center, we can build on students' interest in sensory materials and promote more cooperative explorations and play in areas in and outside of the science center.

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Mrs. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Liquid Tile Mats (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $159.26 1 $159.26
Squigztm Deluxe Set- 50 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.96 1 $44.96
Shape it! Sand 5 lb. - White • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.26 1 $24.26

Materials cost

$228.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$261.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.22

Total project goal

$308.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$308.13

1 Donor

-$174.06

Donations toward project cost

-$147.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.11

match offer

-$134.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.11

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$0.00

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