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Mrs. Whitted from Poughkeepsie NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Room for Elementary Learning

My students need 2 Light Sensory Trays and sensory manipulatives to use in our sensory room.

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been a speech pathologist for sixteen years. In that time, our population of children who are on the autistic spectrum has increased tremendously. The need to have a place to go to release stress and frustration is imperative to a child’s learning.

There are currently three, self-contained classrooms which currently service children who are diagnosed on the autistic spectrum.

These children need an outlet to release stress, calm, recenter and modulate their bodies so they may have sensory needs met to have an optimal learning experience. To be able to provide this in a public school, allows these students more of an opportunity to be with their peers and learn from them.

My Project

Manipulatives for a sensory room will make a difference in my students learning. These sensory materials will Help students to learn, grow, modulate their bodies and explore their environment. This is what a sensory room helps our learners do. Giving a safe place to help reset, calm and challenge young learners a valuable resource. I hope to keep adding to this room to help all learners have a place to help their mind and body. Materials such as textured items, shape sorters, and manipulatives for our new light table will engage and teach many of our students with sensory needs.

Mrs. Whitted
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 65 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL581 - Light Table Sensory Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
SE213 - Silly Shapes Sensory Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA530 - My First Light Table Discovery Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
FR263 - Feel & Roll Bumpy Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH509 - Touch & Feel Mystery Capsules • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP477 - Feel & Match Sensory Fish • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
SE998 - Magic Water Marbles - Multicolor • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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