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Mrs. Amerson from Port Lavaca TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Room Makover

Help me give my students the sensory room they deserve. Through purchasing these lights, you will transform a boring room into the sensory explosion my students need to blossom.

  • $2,341 goal

This project expired on June 14, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

After fourteen years of teaching, I needed a change. Having completed my master's degree in school counseling, I found myself in limbo over where to turn next. My principal asked me if I would be interested in the ECE/PK for students with disabilities. After nine years in middle school , I figured why not. Let's give it a try! Last year, there were 9 students enrolled in the program. I currently have 21 students, ranging in ages 3-5 with a wide-range of disabilities. In addition, the life skills classroom utilizes our facility and sensory room.

I wish I could tell you one thing about these babies that makes them special.

They are all so remarkably special that words could not adequately describe the life in these children. They have a special light in their eyes that must be witnessed in person.

As a teacher, we are supposed to teach our children. This has not been the case. These children have taught me everything about life and love. Most of all, I want to give back to a group that deserves a room and so much more!

My Project

Autistic children see and perceive the world around them differently. Their senses are often heightened and experience lights, colors, and sounds in an awesome way. Sensory rooms allow autistic children to explore, engage, and enrich their learning expereinces. The optic lights will be used on the floors, ceilings, and walls to engage the children. The bubble tank will be added to the room to create an additional sensory explosion. Sensory rooms have been proven to help autistic children calm down, express themselves, and learn dramatic play.

Our current sensory room is bare, white walls, and a few objects for interaction.

Please help transform my boring classroom into the visual, tactile, and auditory stimulation that these children deserve.

Mrs. Amerson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLAYLEARN Liquid Floor Tile Playroom/Dance Floor/Sensory Room Tile 6 Pack of 19.7" x 19.7" - 7 Color Options - 15.8 sqft (Multicolored) • Amazon Business $159.99 2 $319.98
32W Twinkle Remote RGB 4-Speed LED Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Kit Light + Crystal 16.4ft/5m Long 0.03in/0.75mm 1000pcs • Amazon Business $268.90 1 $268.90
32W Twinkle Remote RGB 4-Speed LED Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Kit Light + Crystal 16.4ft/5m Long 0.03in/0.75mm 1000pcs • Amazon Business $268.90 1 $268.90
Sensory LED Bubble Tube - Fake Fish"Tank" - Floor Lamp with 7 Changing Light Colors - Stimulating Home and Office Décor - by Playlearn (Black) • Amazon Business $125.00 2 $250.00
Sensory LED Bubble Tube - Fake Fish"Tank" - Floor Lamp with 7 Changing Light Colors - Stimulating Home and Office Décor - by Playlearn (Black) • Amazon Business $125.00 2 $250.00
61" Soft Light Floor Lamp,LEONC RGB Color Changing LED Tyvek Fabric Shade Modern Floor Lamp with Fabric Shade & 2 Smart LED Bulbs for Livingroom Bedroom Warm Atmosphere(Tyvek Dupont 10 x 10 x 61 inch • Amazon Business $109.99 2 $219.98
Art3d Liquid Fusion Activity Play Centers for Children, Toddler, Teens, 12" X 12" Pack of 9 Tiles in • Amazon Business $134.99 1 $134.99
16W RGBW Fiber Optic Curtain Light Kit, Flash Point Waterfall Effect Lighting Kids Children Sensory Room Home Decoration 0.03in/0.75mm 13.1ft/4m 450pcs • Amazon Business $122.00 1 $122.00
TickiT SiliShapes Sensory Circles - Set of 10 - Calming Sensory Toy for Kids - Assists Autistic Toddlers and Children • Amazon Business $47.77 2 $95.54

Materials cost

$1,930.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,989.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$351.04

Total project goal

$2,340.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,340.28

7 Donors

-$449.60

Donations toward project cost

-$397.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.75

match offer

-$1,872.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,591.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$280.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.46

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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