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Mrs. Benedict from Fort Worth TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Play, Much More Going on Than Meets the Eye!

Help me give my students a Four Way Sand and Water Sensory table where they can play with water, sand, Orbies, etc. Sensory play in early childhood fosters a child's curiosity, imagination, experimentation, and fine motor skills.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love seeing these little people everyday!! We have so much fun and learn so much in our Pre-K class. I have a total of 22 students . All of my students are "educationally disadvantaged" which means they are eligible to participate in the national free or reduced lunch program.

My students come to school excited and ready to learn.

They enjoy school and love to use their imaginations. My class has mostly 4 year olds and some 5 year olds. I also have many ESL (english as a second language students) and SPED students (students with special needs).

Our great team of teachers cares very much about our students and wants them to have the most enriching and exciting learning experiences.

As Mr. Rogers said, "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But, for children play is serious learning." I realize as an early education teacher it is so important for the students to have hands on experiences, be able to use their voice, and have fun while learning.

It is such a joy for me to see these babies smiling and ready to come to class each and every day.

My Project

Sensory play is very important for early childhood learners.

As stated by Albert Einstein ~ "Play is the highest form of research"

Sensory play encourages scientific thinking, helps build motor skills, supports language development, and helps build nerve connections in the brain.

Sensory play is very natural for young learners. It should be encouraged at home and in all learning environments. Children are able to use all of their senses to explore.

With these fun and bright colored hands-on, tactile, activities my students will have a wonderful time exploring and discovering while building the necessary skills they need to grow.

Mrs. Benedict
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 22 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SW641 - 4-Way Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $249.00 1 $249.00
SW642 - Tops for 4-Way Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE200 - Mold & Play Sensory Sand Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Primary Science Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand, Set of 6 Magnifiers, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $26.77 1 $26.77
Learning Resources Handy Scoopers, Fine Motor Toy, Assorted Colors, Set of 4, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
ELifeBox 6 PCS Insect Specimen Set,Cricket,Wasp,Spider,Scorpion,Locust,Chafer Resin Collection Science Toys • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
zoneyee Water Beads Orbeez Rainbow Mix Orbies Water Gel Beads Non-Toxic Growing Sensory Beads for Kids Spa Refill Sensory Toys DIY Stress Ball and Décor • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
SE210 - Sensory Sand Ice Cream Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
SENSORY4U Dew Drops Water Beads Ocean Explorers Tactile Sensory Kit - 24 Sea Animal Creatures Included - Great Fine Motor Skills Toy for Kids • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Elongdi Water Beads Pack Rainbow Mix Over 50,000 Orbies Beads Growing Balls, Jelly Water Gel Beads for Spa Refill, Kids Sensory Toys , Vases, Plant, Wedding and Home Decor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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