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Mr. Hensel from Newark NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready to Read! (With No Distractions)

My students need noise cancelling headphones, a build-a-letter set, and a "hear myself" telephone to flourish in literacy while overcoming their sensory needs!

  • $189 goal

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My Students

We are a very happy and enthusiastic group of first graders. We all have our own different sets of strengths and characteristics. Sometimes we have trouble finding the right words to use when we try to communicate to our friends and teachers. Our teachers help us find other ways to express ourselves, so we are happy in our school. We are also sensitive to all different sorts of things, and our teachers help us tolerate what the world gives us all while teaching us our ABC's and 123's! We all love each other and even help each other out the most we can (even if we do have trouble speaking). We love our school and everyone who helps us in life!

Our students are a fun-loving and happy group of preschoolers to second graders with autism.

We live in Newark, New Jersey, which is an urban city in north New Jersey. Our small school is educationally home to four special needs classrooms. Two pre-k disabled, and two kindergarten, first and second grade classes. We teach to each individual student all while joining in with the rest of our school!

My Project

Young students have a difficult time with emergent reading, especially students with autism. Having autism can hinder a child's ability to focus in school, at home, and even out at a store. They need all the help they can get to stay on task since their sensory needs are so overwhelming.

With the addition of noise cancelling headphones and the "hear myself" telephone tool to the classroom, it is my hope that our students can close out the outside world to focus on reading and other academic tasks!

With these sensory relievers I know my students will be able to succeed!

Mr. Hensel
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG369 - Touch & Read CVC Words Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC743 - Build the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Califone Hush Buddy Hearing Protector - Panda • Nasco $18.25 1 $18.25
Califone Hush Buddy Hearing Protector - Tiger • Nasco $18.25 1 $18.25
Califone Hush Buddy Hearing Protector - Bear • Nasco $18.25 1 $18.25
EE538 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 3 $17.97

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