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Mrs. Kerai from Port Arthur TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Exploration For Special Needs Students Impacted by Hurricane Harvey!

My students need sensory equipment to promote tactile discovery, fine motor skills, and social interaction. They are ideal for children with ADD or ADHD and provides and outlet for restlessness and extra energy.

  • $1,275 goal

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My Students

I am a Special Education Teacher (Life Skills) at SH Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas. Most of my students sustained the worst water damage from Hurricane Harvey. These children have low-income households to where they can not even afford to repair the damages. Due to the hurricane most of them were displaced. I teach all subjects, even specials if needed, to students in grades kindergarten to 5th, most of which are KG- 1st grade level. I really enjoy my students, and a new day brings new stories. They come into class each day eager to start their day with something new and exciting to learn. My students' disabilities range from Intellectually Disabled, Autistic, ADHD, and/or Learning Disability just to name a few. This is an extremely hard impact for children that do not take well to change.

My Project

I want to allow children to enjoy variety of sensory experiences - tactile, vestibular, visual, and proprioceptive. The two separate wells on the sand and water table can be used with almost any textural material including: beans, water, sand, and rice. Ideal for encouraging gross motor work, sorting, body awareness and, above all, tactile stimulation. I can use it indoors or outdoors to encourage creative exploration and learning about cause and effect. Wobble chairs are designed to help ADHD and Autistic children sit and wobble, which increases blood to the brain and thereby quiets the requirement for fidgety kids to move.

Playing with kinetic sand on the sand and water table or sitting on a wobble chair will give a moment of relaxation for young special needs children.

It is designed to stimulate physical, fine-motor, sensory and cognitive development.

My children will love to experiment with sand and water, and wobble their way to success.

Mrs. Kerai
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair, Made in the USA, Active Sitting for Toddler, Pre-School, Kids, and Pre-Teens; Kids don't have to sit still anymore - "The BEST seat in any Classroom"! - Green • Amazon Business $75.99 8 $607.92
SW641 - 4-Way Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
SW642 - Tops for 4-Way Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Kinetic Sand Sand In Motion , 11 lbs • Amazon Business $45.50 1 $45.50
Karma Keepers Rainbow Rice Colored Rice Mix Non Toxic Sensory Tables, Neon, 5 lb. • Amazon Business $36.24 1 $36.24
GoToys Beach sand toy set, Models and Molds, Bucket, Shovels, Rakes, Mesh bag with pull strings for easy clean, & Reusable Zippered Bag, etc. will keep your child motivated for hours, colors may vary. • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Be Amazing Insta-Snow Jar, Makes 2 Gallons • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
Water Beads Pack (50000 beads) Rainbow Mix Jelly Water Growing Balls for Kids Tactile Sensory Toys, Vases, Plants, Wedding and Home Decoration • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Real Seashells For Sorting, Studying And Comparing • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
Dsmile Sand Timer,Plastic Hourglass Timer,Colorful Sandglass Hourglass Sand Clock Timer 30sec / 1min / 2mins / 3mins / 5mins / 10mins (12pcs) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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