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Ms. Peterson from New Hope MN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensational Sensory Experiences!

Help me give my students CoolSand, acrylic gems, Monkey Foam and other materials to support their sensory needs during the school day.

  • $201 goal

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My Students

My amazing students are in grades K-1 and attend school in a large, urban school district. All of my students have individual learning plans, and all have been diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders. These disorders may include ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and/or anxiety disorders. All of my students are significantly below grade level with their academic skills and are working hard to get caught up and be successful!

Students in my classroom come to school so excited to learn and get caught up on their academic and school social skills.

Often, they have had difficulty in their previous classroom settings. This program provides an opportunity for these young students to have a successful and positive school experience to get them on track for an amazing career of learning and growing. Help us make a difference for these students, please!

My Project

My special education students have various sensory input needs that we address throughout the school day. This involves engaging their senses through activities that help them to be calm and focused on learning.

When my students touch, see, hear, and smell items in the sensory table, it engages their ability to self-regulate and focus on schoolwork.

These small breaks throughout the day make all the difference in creating a successful school day. Because different items are effective for different students at different times, I am needing a variety of items for students to use for their sensory breaks.

Ms. Peterson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CoolSand Green 5 Pound Refill Pack - Including: 5 Pounds Moldable Indoor Play Sand, Storage Bucket & Inflatable Sandbox • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Meching 1100 PCS(11 OZ) Acrylic Diamonds Wedding Table Gems Scatter Crystals Rhinestones for Table Centerpiece Decorations, Vase Fillers, Wedding Decorations, Birthday Decoration (Multi, 10 MM) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Monkey Foam - 40% More Than The Competitor's Combo Party Pack - 5 Giant Blocks in 5 Great Colors - Perfect for Creative Play - Educational Classroom Pack Size - Never Dries Out! - by Impresa • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
SnoWonder Instant Snow Fake Artificial Snow, Also Great for Making Cloud Slime - Mix Makes 4 Gallons of Fake Snow • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Wikki Stix Party Favor Pak • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Plastic Vinyl Goldfish - 144 Pcs, 2 Inches Long Gold Fish Toys in Assorted Colors for Party Favors, Carnival Kids Prizes, Decorations, Crafts, Games and Birthday Party Supplies, Stocking Stuffers by Bedwina • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Dew Drops Water Beads Insect Spider Party Activity for Kids Includes 12 Spider Insect Toys and Purple White Black and Orange Color Aqua Balls • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Giraffe - Magic Water Beads - Over 55,000 Beads - 10.50oz • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Learning Resources Handy Scoopers, Fine Motor Toy, Assorted Colors, Set of 4, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47

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