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Mrs. Schwoerke from Santa Barbara CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensational Sensory Bins For Hands On Learning!

My students need the sensory kits to spark their imaginations and to engage them in a dynamic learning experience that promotes language development and socialization.

  • $202 goal

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My Students

I am so lucky to work with a wonderfully diverse community of learners who are committed to finding ways to follow their dreams. We have many students who are English language learners, many who come from low income families and many who come from different neighborhoods to access the specialized programs we offer at Monroe

I work with exceptional students because who they are is beyond your typical expectations.

They are unique. I run the moderate to severe special education classroom, serving students with intellectual disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments and autism.

My Project

My students are ready for a new style of sensory based learning activities. The sensory exploration kits I am requesting create a soothing tactile experience while promoting essential early development skills. Students will work on counting, categorizing, and color recognition skills while engaging in fine motor development.

Play is an essential part of learning!

The water bead sensory bins and kinetic sand play areas will spark the imagination of my students and will create terrific opportunities for social play. My students will work on language development and communication as they bring life to the small worlds created with their new sensory materials. They will also practice turn taking, cooperation and other important social skills.

Sensory play is calming and provides important physical input for children who are sensitive to stimuli. These sensory kits will work to build fine motor skills, which are important in learning to hold pens and pencils, tie shoelaces and fasten buttons.

Mrs. Schwoerke
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT192BL - Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 3 $20.97
Rainforest Discovery Kit for Sensory Play (No Box) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Sparkling Play Sand - 2 LBS of Shimmering Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Purple) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Dew Drops Water Beads Ocean Explorers Tactile Sensory Kit - Sea Animal Creatures Included • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Kinetic Sand - Finding Dory - Dory's Adventure Sand Set • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Dew Drops Water Beads Jungle Excursion Tactile Sensory Toys Bin Kit - Rain Forest Toy Animals Included • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Dew Drops Water Beads Sensory Bin Kit - Dinosaur Discovery - Dinosaur Toys Included • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Dew Drops Water Beads African Safari Tactile Sensory Toys Bin Kit - Unique Toy Animals Included • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
TT193BL - Lid for Neon Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 3 $8.97
Bella Storage Solutions Snap Lid Shoe Box; 6qt., Clear with Blue Tint Lid • Staples Advantage $1.29 4 $5.16

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