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

Sensory Play Time

Help me give my students a defined space for carpet activities and opportunities to meet their sensory needs with sensory play materials.

  • $658 goal

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My Students

My classroom, serving those in grades 2nd-5th, is designed for students with Autism with extensive support needs. Each student has varying abilities, skills, and talents. While we attend to their academic needs, we also focus on functional living skills, pro social skills, and those of self-regulation, as many in class have sensory processing issues. My students all use alternative communication such as, a technological device, visual core boards, or PECS (picture exchange communication systems).

The students in my classroom all require accommodations and modifications to the common core curriculum and general education environment.

All of the students in this classroom require ample opportunities for tactile and sensory input. We need additional materials and items to incorporate into the day to help regulate their bodies, so that they are able to access their academic activities and focus on pro social behaviors.

My Project

Sensory play activities serve to stimulate a child's senses. They can be used in conjunction with meeting academics needs, or serve as a means to help calm a child down. Sensory play is crucial to brain development, helping to build nerve connections in the brain’s pathways and can be used to help improving social skills such as communication and cooperation.

These sensory play materials will help my students explore their senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing, vestibular and proprioceptive).

Activities like these will create opportunities for my students to engage with their peers or take some needed time to themselves.

Ms. Brooke
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sunny Day Rectangle Carpet - 4'5" x 5'10" • Kaplan Early Learning Company $149.36 1 $149.36
PP385X - Washable Sensory Play Materials- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
DS430X - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.99 1 $76.99
SE203VT - Colored Kinetic Sand - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $46.99 1 $46.99
AA342 - Washable Fingerpaint - Pint - Set of 10 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
Tangrams Classroom Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.06 1 $26.06

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