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Mrs. Patrick
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Sensory Makes Sense

Help me give my students supplies for the opportunities to learn through play, sparking their imagination and creativity.

My Students

Our school is unique in that we serve a very diverse community of special needs students. Most of our students come from low-income households, and have mild to severe learning and/or physical disabilities. I work with three year old students that have autism. Their capabilities far outweigh their disabilities!

These kiddos are so bright and fun, full of love and energy.

Many of them have sensory processing disorders and cannot regulate their emotions the way "typical" children their age can. My goal is to provide experiences through play, sensory, and exploration.

With the diverse needs of my students, I would like to offer them a learning environment that is safe and fun.

My Project

With opportunities to play with sensory objects, our special students will feel a sense of security and meaningful play. Sensory items will allow the students to engage in learning through their senses. Students will play with materials that allow them to learn through sight, touch, sound and smell.

We take for granted how essential our senses are to us.

These little ones rely on their senses to regulate emotions, express their feelings, and engage and interact with people in their environment. Play is truly "child's work" and these sensory items will allow them to make connections to the world around them. The art materials will provide students the ability to create expressive art, and the storage items will allow these materials to be safety stored for easy accessibility in our room.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Winsome Wood Halifax Storage/Organization, White • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
CAXXA 3-Tier Rolling Metal Storage Organizer - Mobile Utility Cart with Caster Wheels, White • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Glokers Early Learning Kids Paint Set, 28 Piece Mini Flower Sponge Paint Brushes. Assorted Painting Drawing Tools in a Clear Durable Storage Pouch. Including 6 Crayola Washable Kids Paint • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Jalousie 24 PCs Sensory Toy Fidget Stress Relief Toy for Adults and Kids - Conform to ASTM Toy Standard Value Bundle - Include Squeeze Balls Stretchy Strings Squishy Toy Puzzle Rubber Stringy Ball • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Apple Barrel PROMOABI, Assorted Colors 1 (18 pack) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
SENSORY4U Water Beads with Fine Motor Sensory Toys Set, Water Bead Sensory Bin Kit, Kids Learning Educational Toys • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
Swingline Desktop Hole Punch, Hole Puncher, LightTouch, Adjustable, 2-7 Holes, 20 Sheet Punch Capacity, Black/Silver (74030) • Amazon Business $17.03 1 $17.03
Exerz 8 PCS DIY Art & Craft Scissors with a Carrying Bag/Pocket Decorative Edge for Kids Fun Scrapbooking Pattern Scissors (EX-CC8) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Montessori Toddler Busy Boards for Ages 1 2 3 4 Years Old - Helps Develop Fine Motor Skills and Learn to Dress, Educational Sensory Learning Toys Ideal for Travel • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 5 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by SONIC Drive-In and 4 other donors.

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