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Mrs. Kahle from Mission Viejo CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory and Art in Pre-K

Help me give my students sensory and art materials to help them express their creativity and address sensory needs.

  • $195 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher helping young children reach their highest potential. I have the privilege of teaching 15 energetic, creative, motivated, differently-abled preschoolers with autism at a public school for young children with special needs.

My students thrive on play-based activities to teach them the academic, language, motor, and social skills they will need to better access their world.

Each day they are eager to learn and grow by exploring their environment. My students each have individual needs and learning styles so a variety of engaging and stimulating learning activities are necessary. Many of my students are non-verbal and use picture icons and assistive technology to communicate. My program is language-centered with the goal of helping our students become more independent and able to communicate with the world around them.

My Project

The sensory and art materials will make a difference in my students’ learning by giving them opportunities to help them focus, relax, and experience messy activities they may not have exposure to at home.

Sensory experiences build nerve connections in young children’s brains, allowing them to complete more difficult learning tasks.

Sensory experiences are especially important for children with autism as many children have difficulties processing sensory information such as textures, tastes, brightness, smells, sounds, and movement. This can make everyday situations overwhelming. Incorporating sensory experiences through play can help my students to overcome the sensory challenges they face each day.

Mrs. Kahle
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tempera Paint Sticks, 30 Colors Solid Tempera Paint for Kids, Super Quick Drying, Works Great on Paper Wood Glass Ceramic Canvas • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Crayola 53-0525-1 8 Pan Set Washable Watercolors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $20.78 1 $20.78
SLIMYSAND by Horizon Group USA, 3 Lbs of Stretchable, Expandable, Moldable, Non Stick, Slimy Play Sand in A Resealable Bag, Blue- A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set Toy, 4 Classic Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
CUBACO 4 Pack Kids Art Smocks Children Waterproof Artist Painting Aprons with Long Sleeve and 3 Pockets for Age 3-8 Years • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Kinetic Sand, 1Lb Shimmering Blue Sapphire Magic Sand for Ages 3 & Up • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Crayola My First Finger Paint For Toddlers, Painting Paper Included, Gift • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
ELONGDI Water Beads Pack Rainbow Mix Over 50,000 Ories Beads Growing Balls, Jelly Water Gel Beads for Spa Refill, Kids Sensory Toys, Vases, Plant, Wedding and Home Decor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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