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Mr. Stephens from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Me! Sensory Needs Please

Help me give my students the support they need in the often unmet area of sensory. Studies show you have the ability to decrease inappropriate behaviors with an increase in sensory input for those with Sensory Processing Disorders.

  • $562 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I teach fall under the beautiful umbrella of the Autism Spectrum. My students range from low to high functioning and are both verbal and non verbal. Some with anxiety and or behavioral challenges which make for EXCITING, UNPREDICTABLE, but predictable days.

Each student is so different and has their own unique interest from hangers, balls, and FOOD to straws, paper, and COKES.

They're awesome and appreciate the small things in life. The one thing that I have found is that EVERY ONE of my students enjoys is music. No matter how low the social skills or how high the anxiety when they hear a song they like, they are quick to sing and dance. That is the best part of the day seeing them just having fun and enjoying themselves and each other.

My Project

My class functions best when their senses are stimulated and sensory needs are met. Some ways I plan to use the items are working followed by water marble breaks, or working while their feet are in sand, doing work while sitting on a Flex-Space Wobble Cushion , learning to count while finding letters in a sensory box of foam paint. Making work fun while hitting on different needs of the students and decreasing unstructured time is the purpose of these items. These will also decrease behavior in my class and will increase social skills, communication, attention, transition skills, organisation, time management, emotional control and frustration.

Fun, Excitement, and movement supports learning in my class.

With an increase in students in my class these items will be able to support all of my students in a way like never before.

Mr. Stephens
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP385X - Washable Sensory Play Materials?- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LL509X - Light Table Sensory Play Materials - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
DS430X - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.99 1 $76.99
PP670 - Foam Sensory Paint - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
SE997 - Magic Water Marbles - Clear • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511BU - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
SE998 - Magic Water Marbles - Multicolor • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$440.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$477.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.27

Total project goal

$561.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$561.81

4 Donors

-$511.81

Donations toward project cost

-$435.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.77

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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