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Ms. Gaffney from Cayce SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeking the Senses!

Help me give my students the sensory input that they crave, while still pushing their academic growth and meeting ALL their needs.

  • $653 goal

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My Students

My students are fun, loving, and creative students. They are very special to my heart. They all require some extra love and attention. I have four spontaneous and unique girls and five spunky little boys.

I teach 1st and 2nd graders in a self-contained setting.

I have a wide range of abilities, needs, and skills. My students range from students with autism to students with down syndrome.

All of my students have very specific sensory needs that affect their ability to learn. With the use of sensory inputs, they are able to make significant gains in their learning.

When they gain a new skill, the light in their eyes is what I strive for. It is amazing to see them gain new knowledge or skill and be that much more proud of themselves.

My Project

These objects will allow my students to get the sensory input that they need to focus on their education. These materials will also allow them to reach their academic goals in a fun and hands on way!

This time to get extra sensory input will help my students SOAR to new heights.

My students will be able to go to the comfy seat and be SQUEEZED and comforted. This allows them to relax and focus on the instruction, instead of seeking sensory input.

These sensory items will allow my students to learn numbers, colors, letters, and how to self-regulate in a fun and engaging way! They will be excited to use these items and not even realize they are learning during the process.

If they need a moment, they can simply walk back to the sensory area and pick up a ball and bring it with them to their seat and/or table. This allows them to wind down after an anxious moment and get right back into the swing of things!

The goal for these items is to teach my students how to self-regulate their sensory needs. They will be allowed to walk themselves to the sensory area and calm themselves down. This teaches them to recognize when they need a break and when they are ready to get back to work!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC574RG - Flex-Space Jumbo Beanbag Seat - 41" - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
SE401 - Liquid Floor Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
FF525 - Snap-Together Letter Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
CS439 - Crazy Shapes Magnetic Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT126 - Nuts?& Bolts Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD384 - Soft & Washable Sensory Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99

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