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Ms. Howell from Indianapolis IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Materials for a Diverse Bunch!

Help me give my students some extra materials to use in the classroom to support their sensory needs

  • $660 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a special class of 3rd graders. I had most of them in second grade and pretty much looped with them to third grade. I have one of the largest classes in my school with 25 students who all have a wide range of skills and needs.

My school is on the north side of Indianapolis but my students come from all over, especially the east side of Indianapolis.

Many of my students live in high crime, high poverty neighborhoods and some of the parents have limited English speaking skills. My students are very sociable, and have a strong desire to learn and are always looking for ways to strengthen their learning. I have one student who has Albinism and is legally blind. I have several other students who learning and speech disabilities and would like to further create a learning environment to help all of these students learn and achieve their absolute best.

My Project

I have 23 students with many different learning, sensory, and vision disabilities. With having such a diverse group of learners it can be challenging to meet all of their learning needs.

The 4 yoga balls will provide my students with a way to get their wiggles out while still being productive.

A class set of clipboards will give them a chance to work in other places beside their desks along with the dry erase erasers for their whiteboards. My students are a very active bunch and they keep me on my toes constantly! Traditional learning materials do not always help them succeed.

Ms. Howell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plastic 5-Tab Binders Dividers with Pocket, Insertable Tab Dividers for 3-Ring Binders, Multi-Color Index Dividers, Pack of 3 Sets • Amazon Business $15.99 8 $127.92
Crayons Bulk 36 Packs of 24 Count Vibrant Colors Teacher Quality Durable Classroom Pack for Kids Students Party Favors by Color Swell  • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
12 Hardboard Clipboards, Low Profile Clip, Designed for Classroom and Office Use, 12 Clipboards • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.45 1 $27.45
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Long Vowels • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Spot On Numbers 1–36 Carpet Markers 4-inch (TCR77005) • Amazon Business $24.60 1 $24.60
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Blends & Digraphs • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
TUBTRUGS Large 10 Tub, 10 Gallon, Sky Blue • Amazon Business $22.79 1 $22.79
Educational Insights Phonics Dominoes - Short Vowels • Amazon Business $21.39 1 $21.39
Teacher's Pet Dry Erase Board Eraser • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Pink, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Favourde 48 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Chalkboard Cleansers for Classroom, Home and Office (Blue, 1.97 x 1.97 Inch) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime Green, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.28 1 $16.28
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.28 1 $16.28
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
hand2mind Foam Place Value Disks, 8 Values (Pack of 200) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
EXPO Whiteboard / Dry Erase Board Liquid Cleaner, 22-ounce • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Pencil Grip The Classics Wrist Coil With Whistle, Color May Vary (TPG-26201) • Amazon Business $5.81 1 $5.81
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

Materials cost

$522.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$560.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.96

Total project goal

$659.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$659.72

1 Donor

-$330.00

Donations toward project cost

-$280.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.50

match offer

-$329.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$280.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.46

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$0.00

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