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Ms. Fisher from Des Moines IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Fun for Room 1150

Help me give my students these sensory items to be able to use for educational purposes but also during their break times and as rewards for doing well academically and behaviorally.

  • $174 goal

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My Students

As a special education teacher, in a school for students with significant intellectual disabilities the demographics of my students are very diverse. My students have a wide range in academic, social, and health related needs. All my students have a disability, those disabilities could include: intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, emotional disabilities, behavior disabilities, dual diagnosis, Autism, complex health needs, and complex communication needs.

My current students are in 7th grade ranging in skills academically, physically, behaviorally, and intellectually.

My students are both caring and unique. They enjoy learning by creating, engaging and collaborating. My goal is to give them a safe, loving environment with the appropriate supplies, resources and materials to foster their learning every single day. I want them to come to school knowing they have someone who cares not only about their academic progress, but also their dreams and aspirations, and life outside of school.

My Project

The kinetic sand, ball puzzle, stress balls, sensory string, and water beads will be used during sensory breaks for my special needs students throughout the day. These will also be used for sensory fun Fridays which will occur every Friday for about an hour. These along with the other sensory toys will give my students the needed stimuli to be able to fidget while also focusing in class. These sensory items will also be used to develop and strengthen my students fine motor skills.

The play foam will also be used during sensory breaks and on sensory fun Fridays but will also be used to work on our alphabet, numbers, and shapes.

The play foam will allow my students to work with hands on materials, that stimulate their senses, all while they are learning academically.

Ms. Fisher
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Play Sand - 6 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds (Green) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Bememo 4 Pack Magic Rainbow Ball Puzzle Speed Cube Ball Toy Brain Teaser with 11 Rainbow Colors • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix, 8 Ounces for Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
DNA Stress Balls [3 Pack] - Squeezing Stress Relief Ball - for Kids & Adults- Stress Squishy Toys for Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits & More- Risk-Free Sensory Rubber Ball • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Educational Insights Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Purple Ladybug Novelty Pack of 10 Stretchy String Sensory Toys Stress Relief - Great as Fidget Toys Kids & Children, Office & Desk Toys, Figit Toy Gift Boys, Girls Adults! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack: Never Dries Out! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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