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Mrs. McDermott from Tallahassee FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensational Sensory Scholars

Help me give my students multi-sensory tools such as letter magnets, magnetic boards, letter stampers, sensory play dough, word building kits, and literature charts to improve phonemic awareness, phonics, and reading comprehension skills.

  • $812 goal

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My Students

Our first graders at B.L.E. are learning to read through multi-sensory activities. They are a diverse group of students with a variety of learning styles. Many young learners have sensory processing needs, exceptional learning differences, or kinesthetic/active learning styles, which require a “hands on” approach to reading.

Research supports multi-sensory activities, which not only support students with exceptional needs and sensory processing issues, but also enhance the learning of the typical first grader, who developmentally needs to experience the components of reading through auditory, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic activities.

My Project

Reading instruction is more effective and engaging through kinesthetic/multi-sensory learning activities. Multi-sensory activities include auditory, visual, tactile and kinesthetic activities to strengthen memory and learning.

First graders especially benefit developmentally from multi-sensory tools.

Beginning readers require a sensory experience to see, touch, hear, and manipulate letters to practice spelling patterns and build sentences.

The magnetic letters, magnetic boards, letter stampers, sensory play dough and word/sentence building kits provide the students with a variety of learning tools to meet their sensory needs.

This project will provide each student with his/her own sensory tools to practice letter sounds, make words, and build sentences through instructional activities and learning centers.

These sensory tools enhance and reinforce the foundational skills needed for phonemic awareness, phonics, and reading comprehension. Multi-sensory tools help students with a wide range of learning needs and are motivating, engaging, and fun for all students!

Mrs. McDermott
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 4 $199.96
FF455X - Phonics Magnetic Word Building Boards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
PP715X - Mini Magic Boards - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
TT379 - Double-Sided Write & Wipe Magnetic Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LL869X - Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 2 $57.98
LC718 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD933 - Literature Magnetic Teaching Charts • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
DS432 - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DS433 - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
739RP - Rolling Pins - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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