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Ms. Leftrict from Richmond CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Exploration for Little Learners

Help me give my students sensory toys such as kinetic sand, pop tubes and stress balls to increase their opportunities of sensory exploration and learn how to self soothe.

  • $581 goal

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My Students

I currently work in a moderate/severe special day class in a low-income and crime-riddled community in Richmond, CA. My students range in ages from 3-5 and have varying disabilities. My students currently have a diagnosis of autism and intellectual disability.

Although many of my students are non-verbal and have been diagnosed with learning disorders, they are all very smart, funny, and a joy to have around.

These kids have personalities that are out of this world and will show you that despite having a disability, nothing will hold them down.

My Project

Items such as the glitter wands, art water mat and kinetic sand can help provide my students with the necessary sensory input to help them regulate themselves in order to be fully engaged and maximize their learning throughout the school day.

These sensory items will help create learning opportunities that will give my students the chance to create and learn while using all of their senses.

While manipulating and playing with these sensory items, my students will use their fine motor skills that will help strengthen their hand and finger muscles and help improve their eye hand coordination while at the same time learning social/emotional skills through sharing, cooperating and interacting with one another.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 12 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Art3d 6-Tile Sensory Room Tile Multi-Color Exercise Mat Liquid Encased Floor Playmat Kids Play Floor Tile, 16 Sq.Ft • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Elegantoss LED Round Jellyfish Lamp with 7 Color Changing Light Effects, Remote. A Sensory Synthetic Jelly Fish Aquarium Tank 14 inches Tall Mood Lamp. • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 6 Lb Play Sand Combo Pack - 2 Lbs each of Blue, Purple and Natural Sand with Castle Molds - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Toddlers Baby Music Shake Dancing Ball Toy, Move and Crawl Ball Toys for Kids,Bouncing Sensory Learning Ball Toys Ideal Gift for Baby Boys and Girls, Endless Fun for Children • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
USA Toyz Happy Hut Teepee Tent for Kids - Indoor Pop Up Teepee Kids Playhouse Tent for Boys and Girls with Included Flashlight Projector Toy and Portable Play Tent Storage Bag (Blue) • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! 100-Piece Deluxe Building Set, STEM Construction Toy Set, 100 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
Water Doodle Mat - Kids Painting Writing Doodle Toy Mat - Color Doodle Drawing Mat Bring Magic Pens Educational Toys for Age 2 3 4 5 6 7 Year Old Girls Boys Age Toddler Gift • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Splashin'kids Inflatable Tummy Time Premium Water mat Infants and Toddlers is The Perfect Fun time Play Activity Center Your Baby's Stimulation Growth • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Playlearn 6 Inch Glitter Wand; Sensory Toy, Magic Wand (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
edxeducation-19532 Transparent Attribute Blocks - Mini Jar Set of 60 - Colorful, Plastic Shapes - Light Box Accessory - Sensory Play - Math Manipulative for Kids • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
FUN LITTLE TOYS Kids Beach Sand Toys Set Sand Water Wheel, Beach Molds, Beach Bucket Beach Shovel Tool Kit, Sandbox Toys for Toddlers, Kids Outdoor Toys, Snow Toys 19 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
ROHSCE Baby Textured Multi Sensory Massage Ball Set BPA Free for Toddler Soft Balls Infant 6 Month Baby Toys Ball • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
edxeducation Transparent Letters and Numbers - Mini Jar - Colorful, Plastic Letters and Numbers - Light Box Accessory - Sensory Play - Practice Counting and Spelling • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
nutty toys 8 pk Pop Tube Sensory Toys - Fine Motor Skills & Learning for Toddlers, Top ADHD Fidget 2021, Unique Kids & Adults Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Idea, Best Tween Boy & Girl Present • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Sassy Stacks of Circles Stacking Ring STEM Learning Toy, Age 6+ Months, Multi, 9 Piece Set • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$418.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.10

Total project goal

$580.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$580.67

8 Donors

-$290.34

Donations toward project cost

-$246.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.55

match offer

-$290.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$246.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.55

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$0.00

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