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Ms. Z. from Milwaukee WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Experiences For All!

Help me give my students sensory materials for enhanced classroom participation and engagement!

  • $323 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 1st-3rd grade students in a Comprehensive Academic Unit within an urban, public school on the south side of Milwaukee.

My classroom is a self-contained learning environment for students with orthopedic and intellectual disabilities who require significant academic, behavioral, and functional support.

Many of my students are nonverbal and require hand-over-hand support. Seventy-nine percent of the students at my school are minorities and nearly 80% are economically disadvantaged. Despite incredible challenges, my students come to school each day, and it is my job to excite and foster their love of learning and their desire to improve their reading, math, writing, and functional skills.

My Project

My students have a variety of sensory needs that when met will help encourage greater engagement and participation during the school day.

I have included in this project items that will specifically enhance the classroom experience of each of my students.

For example, I have included a Switch-Adapted Disco Ball for several students who are working on using switches in order to participate in classroom activities. Their limited fine motor and expressive communication skills make typical modes of participation difficult, so we utilize switches and buttons in class, which encourage these students to participate and engage during lessons and classroom activities.

The Disco Ball lights up, so the students will be motivated to press the switch to see it light up and turn!

I have also included Chewlery for several of my students who need to chew on things during the school day. One student chews out of anxiety and needs something like the Chewlery Necklace Bracelet to both stretch and chew on, which helps to relieve her anxiety.

Another student has difficulty sitting and focusing during classroom activities, and he requires a variety of fidgets to keep his hands busy so that his body can be calm. He will enjoy the Pin Art toy (we had one of these before, but it broke) and the Number Sliding Puzzle. He is so intelligent and loves to sort and organize anything and everything. In addition, he may benefit from a Bouncy Band on his chair legs so that he can bounce his feet on the band while seated.

Thank you for considering contributing to my classroom; it will make such a difference in their lives!

Ms. Z.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Switch Adapted Toy Disco Ball Light | Adaptive Toys | Special Needs Switch Toys | Switch Toys Black • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
BOUNCY BANDS FOR CHAIRS • School Specialty $13.27 2 $26.54
CHEWLERY NECKLACE BRACELET RED SET OF 2 • School Specialty $12.77 2 $25.54
Sendida Montessori Math Shapes Puzzle Toys - Toddlers Stacking Wood Blocks Number Toys Stacking Shape Sorting Toys Early Learning Toys for Kids Preschool Counting • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
FIDGET CATERPINCH • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
GUMFUN • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
BettRoom Wooden Educational Preschool Toddler Toys for 1 2 3 4-5 Year Old Boys Girls Shape Color Recognition Geometric Board Blocks Stack Sort Kids Children Non-Toxic Toy(14IN) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog, Toy of The Year Finalist, 18 months+ • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Green) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Launch Innovative Products James 15 Number Sliding Wooden Puzzle - Classic Wood Brain Teaser IQ Game • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Toysmith Pin Art (Black Frame 3.75-Inch x 5-Inch) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
CHEWLERY ELEPHANT SET OF 2 • School Specialty $7.59 1 $7.59

Materials cost

$231.32

Vendor shipping charges

$9.19

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.35

Total project goal

$322.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$322.33

7 Donors

-$232.00

Donations toward project cost

-$197.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.80

match offer

-$90.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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