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Ms. Stenzel from Minneapolis MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Materials for Scholars!

Help me give my students materials to adhere to their need for sensory objects and movement!

  • $509 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As educators, more often than not, we are expected to provide high-quality learning opportunities in our classrooms despite having insufficient materials to do so.

As a new teacher, it is particularly difficult to provide adequate materials for students.

My scholars are brilliant and they deserve high-quality resources and materials that are similar to their higher-income peers. This gap should not determine a difference in their educational experience.

The community of learners in which I teach is vibrant, tight-knit, joyful, and eager to learn each and every day​. My students are dreamers. They dig deep into their learning, demonstrate curiosity through questioning, and display a sense of energy that is contagious. My students deserve nothing less than amazing. They are the future!

My Project

The students in my class have a wide range of needs. I have several students with ADHD or extra need for movement within their day. I also have students with other disabilities, such as autism, and materials that allow them to touch and feel, chew, or even block out noise or light helps them learn to their highest potential in the classroom. As a teacher, I want to adhere to developmentally appropriate practice and allow students opportunities to listen and learn while also moving their bodies. It is impossible to expect students to sit and listen quietly for long periods of time without movement!

Ms. Stenzel
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Whisper White), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $26.39 5 $131.95
Kick Bands Chair Fidget Bands for Kids School & Classroom Chairs - Flexible Seating Rubber Band ADHD Sensory Fidgets - Kickbands by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Black • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
AppleRound Air Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, 34cm/13.5in Diameter, Balance Disc, Sensory Wiggle Seat (Black) • Amazon Business $15.40 2 $30.80
Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 & Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $11.69 2 $23.38
Learning Resources Time Tracker Mini Visual Timer, Auditory and Visual Cue, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Wakeman Portable Folding Fitness Pedal Stationary Under Desk Indoor Exercise Bike for Arms, Legs, Physical Therapy with Calorie Counter • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Born2Calm ADHD Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - 10 Pack Silent Fidgets for Classroom as Sensory Toys for Autistic Children, Carry Pouch, 2 Carabiners, Bonus Paperback Story for Kids • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Vital Toys Fidget Balls-Sensory Toys for Autistic Children-Autism Toys for Kids and Adults-Squishy Toys-Squeeze Balls- Ideal Fidgets for Classroom, Home Travel and Office Use-3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sensory Chew Necklace 6 Pack, Teether Chewing Tool, Durable Food Grade Non-Toxic Silicon Chewy, Best for Autism, ADHD, Biting and Teething Kids, Tough Biting Force • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Water Beads Ocean Tactile Sensory Experience - 4 Colors Sensory Beads Water Sensory Bags- 8,000ct • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$395.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.22

Total project goal

$508.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.13

8 Donors

-$388.99

Donations toward project cost

-$330.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.34

Matching donations from our partners

-$119.14

Match offers toward project cost

-$101.27

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.87

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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