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Ms. Williams from Washington DC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Play Builds Literacy and Math Skills

My students need alphabet stampers, kinetic sand and storage materials to provide sensory experiences while learning math and literacy concepts.

  • $332 goal

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My Students

My students are three years old and experiencing school for the first time. They need a warm and caring environment which we strive to provide each and every day. They will learn through centers and small group activities. During center time they will guide their own imaginations and learning through the materials we make available.

These creative three year olds, need opportunities to use their imaginations!

This class loves to create and build. I want to give them opportunities to use those imaginations in every center. I love the freedom they have during our center block, but I want to give them more robust materials to encourage literacy and math skills.

My Project

My students are three years old and we need to build their fine motor skills along with teaching literacy and math concepts. Young children learn best by using all of their senses. We need more sensory materials in our classroom.

Through this project you will help these three year old build reading skills through sensory play.

The water and sand table is a favorite every year, but that's only one center. I want to put similar experiences in every center so that my students will be able to access literacy and math concepts through the things that build their engagement.

They love play dough and with your help we will add letter stamps that will help them learn how to recognize and spell their name. The scissors will help these young students build fine motor skills needed to write their name with a pencil. The mats will help them to be successful in cleaning up, which builds independence.

The kinetic sand can go in smaller tubs with lids into any center or a small group time. This extends the love of sand and sensory needs into other areas of the room.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SE201 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 2.2 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
CS356 - Magnetic Sensory Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Creativity Street Wood Rolling Pin Set, Assorted 4 Patterns, 6", 4/Pack • Amazon Business $10.57 2 $21.14
Betty Crocker 82310 101 Cookie Cutter, Assorted • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
TG165 - Messy Mats - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Carykon Dough Extruders Set Assorted Designs, Set of 10, 5 Patterns - Random Colors • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
EA808 - Easy-Grip Dough Rollers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LC93 - Lid for Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.39 4 $9.56
DS344 - Dough Scissors - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

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