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Mrs. Schaffner from Tallahassee FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Exploration

Help me give my students a light panel kit, science sensory tubes, and other fun materials to meet their individual sensory needs.

  • $339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come to my classroom from all walks of life. Some have been to preschool while others have not. Some have mastered their basic letters and sounds while others have only mastered a few.

My students come so eager to learn.

They are like little sponges when I teach them.

Often times, I try new ways to teach them the basics using new materials or objects. They especially love hands-on learning. It warms my teacher heart to hear them say "This is the best day ever."

I am constantly looking for new ways to help find the magic in learning.

I have noticed that many of my students need more sensory breaks throughout the day to be successful.

My Project

Throughout the day, my kindergarten students need sensory breaks. They are not quite ready to sit and work for a long time period. I try to incorporate movement activities and dancing during our instructional time. Often they will need individual breaks to help them be successful.

Creating a sensory area in my classroom will allow all students the opportunity to take those much-needed breaks throughout the day.

Each year I see more students that need these breaks. I have a few items that they love like a glitter jar and rice bucket. I want to expand this area to have more options for those students.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Light Panel Accessories Kit • Nasco $74.95 1 $74.95
Primary Science Sensory Tubes • Nasco $31.95 1 $31.95
Kiddy Connects with Extenders • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.36 1 $23.36
LC511GR FlexSpace Wobble Cushion Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
VR154 Squish Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Interlox • Nasco $19.95 1 $19.95
Textured Tangle • Nasco $18.95 1 $18.95
SE201 Kinetic Sensory Sand 22Pound Bag • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46

Materials cost

$239.59

Vendor shipping charges

$14.58

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$287.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.78

Total project goal

$338.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$338.54

7 Donors

-$338.54

Donations toward project cost

-$287.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.78

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$0.00

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