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Ms. dora-kelly from Mims FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Items are Essential for Special Needs Students!

Help me give my students art supplies that will address their sensory needs.

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach children with varying exceptionalities, such as specific learning disabilities, autism, vision impairment, and cerebral palsy. My students are at least two grade levels behind their same age peers.

We are a Title I school which means many of the children come from impoverished backgrounds.

They have parents that are absentee, intellectually disabled, or not well educated. Many students are part of the Hunger Project which helps feed them on weekends.

In my room, the students are able to work on their level and at the pace they need. We are trying to ensure that they get the most out of their education.

My Project

My students have very different learning styles than students who attend General Education class.

Students in my room require sensory experiences in order to grow and learn.

We are constantly using Dry Erase Markers to allow students with weak fine motor skills to practice their handwriting in a less stressful way than pencil/paper. We will use Candy Scented Dough and Alphabet Dough Mats when we introduce and teach the alphabet. Students will also use the Dot Painters to create the letters of the alphabet, and trace sight words. The finger paints will be used for writing their names, as well as sensory play. Students will use Jumbo Craft Sticks, Squish and Squeeze Sensory Beads, and paint poured in No-Spill Cups during our STEAM Friday centers.

Ms. dora-kelly
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VR154 - Squish & Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
LA822 - Paint Cup Carrier • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
SQQ0161 - Tutti Frutti® Candy-Scented Dough Assortment Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD105 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Thin-Line - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 2 $7.98
AA340YE - Washable Fingerpaint - Pint - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
AA340RD - Washable Fingerpaint - Pint - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
AA340BU - Washable Fingerpaint - Pint - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99
DW2990 - Jumbo Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.19 1 $2.19
LA821RG - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cup - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59
LA821YE - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cup - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59
LA821VT - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cup - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59
LA821WT - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cup - White • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59
LA821GR - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cup - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59
LA821BR - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cup - Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59
LA821BU - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cup - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59
LA821BK - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cup - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59
LA821TQ - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cup - Turquoise • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59
LA821RD - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cup - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.59 1 $1.59

Materials cost

$110.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.17

Total project goal

$167.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.82

15 Donors

-$85.00

Donations toward project cost

-$75.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.15

Matching donations from our partners

-$78.59

Match offers toward project cost

-$66.80

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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