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Mrs. Phyllis in the Life Skills room from Lebanon MO is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory and Sensibility

Help me give my students a sensory center to expand their educational experience. Students with special needs would benefit from the sand and water tables by varying their sensory input.

  • $666 goal

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My Students

If you step into our Life Skills room you won’t hear our kids use the word can't. I teach in a special needs class of eight students. My school is such a loving environment where our students come from diverse backgrounds but act as one big family.

Our students' abilities range from medium to low gross motor skills.

In our class our students learn more than reading and math. We focus on Life Skills as a whole. Our students' skill levels vary. Focusing on the skills they need when they step out of the classroom helps them become more independent, and builds their confidence.

My Project

Our special needs students would benefit from a dedicated sensory center. We have chosen a variety of sensory items to stimulate all of the five senses.

The area would help provide sensory input to our students which helps them regulate their emotions, expand their learning, and teach them about external stimuli.

The chewing and vibro-sensory devices help students that require oral stimulation to be able to focus while the color and light-up devices help create a visual stimulus. Weighted blankets, and relaxation pods help our students redirect their emotions or regain control when they are upset.

Thank you for donating to our #EveryKidCan fundraiser.

Mrs. Phyllis in the Life Skills room
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Milliard Crash Pad | Sensory Pad with Foam Blocks for Kids and Adults + Bonus Washable Cover | 5ft x 5ft • Amazon Business $154.00 1 $154.00
ZonLi Weighted Blanket 15 lbs for Adults About 130-160 lbs | 48''x72''| Grey | Premium Cotton with Glass Beads | Gift for Your Loved • Amazon Business $66.90 1 $66.90
Step2 874600 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table Playset, Small Pack, Multi-Colored • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table • Amazon Business $52.13 1 $52.13
TickiT 9230 SiliShapes Sensory Circles - Set of 10 - Calming Sensory Toy for Kids - Assists Autistic Toddlers and Children • Amazon Business $47.50 1 $47.50
Calming Autism Sensory LED Light Projector Toy Relax Blue Night Music Projection • Amazon Business $28.90 1 $28.90
24 Pack Wankko Sensory Toys Set Relieves Stress & Anxiety Fidget Toy For Children Adult - Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fille • Amazon Business $19.90 1 $19.90
Art3d Fancy Floor Tile for Kids Room Liquid Encased Floor Tile, 12" X 12" Purple • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Art3d Liquid Fusion Floor Children Develop Mat Shapes, 12" X 12" Yellow-Red • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Art3d Liquid Dance Floor Colorful Home Decor Tile, 12" x 12" Pink • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Art3d Fancy Floor Tile for Kids Room Liquid Encased Floor Tile, 12" X 12" Blue • Amazon Business $18.30 1 $18.30
Shark Tooth Chew Necklace for Kids, Boys or Girls - Chewing Necklace Teething Necklace Teether Necklace Chew Toys Teething Toys - Designed for Chewing, Autism, Autism Sensory Teether Toy (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The First Years Massaging Action Teether • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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