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Mrs. Casey from Chicago IL is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Sensory Play Stars!

Help me give my students a variety of sensory materials they need to stay engaged and on-task.

  • $228 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I work in a 3rd- and 4th-grade cluster program servicing students with intellectual disabilities. Many of my children are bilingual students who come from low-income families here in Chicago.

These children continue to inspire me every day!

They are ready to engage and learn no matter what obstacles are put in their path. There is a lot to learn from their positive attitudes. My students love to explore through hands-on, fun activities and I am committed to providing them with the experiences they deserve.

My Project

My students with significant special needs love to use their senses to explore, play and learn. Most importantly, they use sensory materials to help regulate their emotions and attention. We use a variety of fidgets and hands on materials in our classroom to provide sensory breaks in between lessons and have found it greatly improves active participation and comprehension.

Children learn best and retain the most information when they engage their senses and are able to self regulate.

With your generous donation, each of my students will have the opportunity to engage in sensory breaks with high quality materials like kinetic sand, air dry clay and slime.

Mrs. Casey
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kinetic Sand, The Original Moldable Play Sand, 3.25lbs Beach Sand, Sensory Toys for Kids Ages 3 and up • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Sandtastik Sparkling White Play Sand, 25 Pounds - 25.-LB-BOX-REG • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
36 Colors Air Dry Clay Kit for Kids, Magic Modeling Clay Ultra Light Clay with Sculpting Tools, Accessories & Tutorial Book, Arts Crafts Gift for Boys Girls & Students • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Slime Kit DIY Toy Stocking Stuffer Fidget Gift for Kids Girls Boys Ages 5-12, Glow in Dark Glitter Slime Making Kit - Figit Supplies w Foam Beads Balls, 18 Mystery Box Containers filled Crystal Powder • Amazon Business $21.20 1 $21.20

Materials cost

$161.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$193.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.16

Total project goal

$227.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$227.71

1 Donor

-$113.86

Donations toward project cost

-$96.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.08

match offer

-$113.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.08

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$0.00

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