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Mrs. Agnos from Anthem AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Intersection- The Crossroad Between Academic and Tactile Learning

My students need a comprehensive sensory area in the classroom. This would include a kinetic sand table, liquid floor tiles, a book shelf, bean bag chairs, and tactile fidgets.

  • $1,840 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine students who see the fun of coming to school every day, who love to learn, and share their joy with everyone they meet. They always greet others they meet and always see the best in everyone. The students in my Special Education classroom have varying abilities and sensory needs due to their disabilities.

Majority of the students within my classroom are students with Autism or Intellectual Disabilities.

Most of their day they obtain instruction in my Special Education classroom or in a General Education classroom with a Paraprofessional. Although my students have significant academic, behavioral, and sensory needs, our school is very inclusive and supportive of their learning experiences.

My Project

Every day in my classroom, students' bodies and minds thrive through sensory input. For children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities, the academic, social, and behavioral demands that are placed upon them daily can be extremely overwhelming. This is where a completed sensory area would help my students succeed.

Through the use of sensory items, my student's can receive the appropriate amount of tactile input in order to demonstrate progress in school.

The use of a sand table can help a student deescalate from a social interaction with a peer. The liquid floors tiles can provide a way to channel their frustrations with academic demands through squishing around the colors. A bean bag chair can provide a hugging feeling when the auditory input from class with 25 other students becomes overwhelming. And the bookshelf can organize the pages of their beloved books that provide an escape to the world of imagination from the academic struggles they may be facing.

In our classroom learning can only occur if students have a safe place to obtain the tactile input and sensory relief they need.

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22 donors22 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 9 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHAIR FLUFFCHAIR RED SMALL • School Specialty $160.95 2 $321.90
TABLE PETITE S+W TABLE WITH SHELF/LID WD • School Specialty $248.47 1 $248.47
BOUNCY BANDS FOR CHAIRS • School Specialty $13.27 10 $132.70
QS BOOK DISPLAY 5 SHELF WITH 3 REAR SHELVES • School Specialty $130.87 1 $130.87
SURFLOOR LIQUID TILE GREEN • School Specialty $40.68 2 $81.36
SURFLOOR LIQUID TILE PURPLE • School Specialty $40.68 2 $81.36
SURFLOOR LIQUID TILE BLUE • School Specialty $40.68 2 $81.36
TWIDDLE PUP • School Specialty $53.95 1 $53.95
SAND KINETIC 5 KG BOX • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
YUCK-E-BALLS - SET OF 6 • School Specialty $31.45 1 $31.45
TIMER MAGNETIC TIME TRACKER • School Specialty $28.25 1 $28.25
SET KINETIC SAND DINO DIG T-REX • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
MAGNETS JUMBO LOWERCASE MULTI COLOR SET OF 42 • School Specialty $19.66 1 $19.66
FIDGET FINGER SQUASH IT SET OF 6 • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
ACCESSORY WRITING EGG OHS SET OF 3 • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51

Materials cost

$1,292.74

Vendor shipping charges

$129.27

State sales tax

$92.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,563.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$275.97

Total project goal

$1,839.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,839.80

20 Donors

-$1,785.39

Donations toward project cost

-$1,521.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$264.06

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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