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Ms. Perez from Bell Gardens CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Play Materials for a Relaxing Area of Our Classroom!

Help me give my students a much needed sensory corner in my classroom!

  • 4 donors
  • $1,106 still needed
  • 4 donors
  • $1,106 still needed

My Students

Albert Einstein said, “ Play is the highest form of research.” Preschool is an integral part of a child’s learning journey that will shape them into future engineers, teachers, doctors, scientists, and anything they can think of becoming. I teach in an early transitional kinder/Preschool collaborative classroom in a lower-income community. The community around us is composed of mostly Hispanics and Arabs. Due to the hardship my students had to face last year and continue to face; they are limited in resources. Yet, my students continue to learn to play, read, write, count, and, most importantly, be a kid.

My Project

I want to build a sensory area in my classroom so my students can use it to relax and calm their bodies. Most of my students have never been in school physically due to the last years' school closures. However, due to the many difficulties they have been through in the past year, my students are learning to self-regulate and find ways to relax their bodies independently.

The materials we asking for, including putty, sand, sensory bins, texture, and soft play objects, will help them self-regulate.

By providing suitable materials and a place to feel safe and comfortable in the classroom, my students will succeed academically, socially and create a sense of independence.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles<sup>&reg;</sup> - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
AA540X - Toddler-Safe Washable Sensory Materials - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
DS430X - Mad Mattr<sup>&reg;</sup> Sensory Dough - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.99 1 $76.99
EA210X - Giant Sand Timers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PP716 - Tilt Turn Liquid Sensory Windows • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT625 - Peg Number Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
WD311 - Wonder Wands • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SE120 - Swirling Glitter Sensory Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT232 - Mold Play Sensory Sand Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SE581 - Rainbow Liquid Sensory Viewers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
CA312 - Calming Cuddle Ball • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TS823 - Theraputty<sup>&reg;</sup> - Medium • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
AA775 - Button Size-Sorting Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL108 - Ready to Write Color Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC107 - Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
VR154 - Squish Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DS484 - Speedy Snow - 1-Pound Bucket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP511 - Sensory Slime • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GG758 - The Maze Cube • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Yiyatoo 6 X 8 inch(Large) 3-Dimensional Pin Sculpture- Children & Adults - Classic Pin Art Toy Sculptures - Made of Plastic and Metal. • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
ES130 - Hoberman Sphere<sup>&reg;</sup> • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Creativity for Kids Sensory Bin: Ocean and Sand - Fine Motor and Sensory Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
PILPOC Stretchy Strings Noodles Sensory Silent Fidget Toy (18 Pack) - Stress Anxiety Reliever, for ADHD, Autism, Sensory Issues, Relax, Increase Focus, Non Toxic, Washable, Durable Silicone • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
GS452 - Jumbo Rhythm Rainstick • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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