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Mrs. Kessler from Gilbert AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensational Sensory Play!

Help me give my students new sensory experiences with liquid floor tiles, glitter sensory balls, marble mazes and sensory windows and mats to help us provide the input we need!

  • $431 goal

This project expired on May 24, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The children in our classroom are the youngest learners and have special needs. They need innovative and motivating materials to help engage and meet their special educational goals.

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” -Mr. Rogers

The needs in my classroom range from autism to language delays, developmental delays, physical challenges and other difficulties that effect their learning. I have two class sessions servicing up to 15 students in each. It is an integrated preschool where typically developing children serve as role models. They come to school excited to learn. My students learn best through play and activities that are new and exciting. Our school is a public school in the community. There are three special education preschool classrooms as well as a full range of special needs classes. The school serves children from grades K-6 in general education classes.

My Project

These new sensory toys and items will help provide my students with special needs the sensory input they need. It will boost fine motor skills, build gross motors skills, and challenge students and boost problem solving skills. These material will give them appropriate materials to fulfill their special needs!

Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction.

Sensory play builds nerve connections within the developing brain's neural pathways, which trigger a child's inclination for and ability in competing more complex learning tasks.

These materials will give our 5 senses experiences to help us learn, grow and be successful.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SE401 - Liquid Floor Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
SE213 - Silly Shapes Sensory Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
PP716 - Tilt & Turn Liquid Sensory Windows • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP776 - Sensory Marble Mazes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
SE120 - Swirling Glitter Sensory Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$308.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$365.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.53

Total project goal

$430.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$430.21

2 Donors

-$118.04

Donations toward project cost

-$113.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

match offer

-$296.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$252.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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