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Mrs. Snell from Sumter SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Room Saga

My students need items for sensory/OT tables. The back wall of our sensory room will contain textured tiles. My students love music. They have been begging for something with strings.

  • $302 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a new teacher in a self-contained middle school autism class. My kids are wonderful! They appreciate every little thing that we do for them. Their love and trust is priceless. However, I want to give them more. My paraprofessionals and I spend our own money trying to give our kids the things that other kids take for granted.

My middle school students' abilities range from non-verbal to high functioning students who will eventually enter the general classroom setting.

My Project

There will be ten stations in our new sensory room. There will be a cutting table, a Lego table, a sorting table, a music table, a coloring table, a swing, a tricycle (outside), a clay/sand table, a stringing table, and a rice table. The back wall will be covered with the faux stone patterns and other textures.

We moved all of the clutter out of this room and we are painting the room (which now resembles an institution) with a calming light blue color.

The art teacher will remove the ceiling panels and she will have her students each paint one of the discolored popcorn ceiling tiles with happy and calming works of art.

Many of our students are unable to hold a pencil so I have chosen items such as the cutting patterns, a container and Water Balls, and a container to create a rice bin to build up the muscles in these students hands.

Students will learn to classify with the Sorting Bears, Building Blocks (I have S.T.E.M. patterns for them to follow, and Adopt a Puppy Figures.

Students will learn the alphabet, to spell their names, and build muscle tone by stringing alphabet letters on Monkey String.

Children will be given a schedule to follow and a para will be at each station to work one-one-one with each of my twelve students. I have twelve middle-school-aged autism students of differing abilities. This will be great!

Mrs. Snell
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dreambuildertoy building bricks 1040 pieces set, 1000 basic building blocks in 10 popular colors,40 bonus fun shapes includes wheels, doors, Windows, compatible to all major brands • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Musical Instruments Toddler Toys - Smarkids Wooden Musical Toys Percussion Preschool Set Educational Learning Toys with ASTM F963 CPC Certified Best Group Music Games Gift for 3 Years Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Legato Counting/Sorting Bears; 60 Rainbow Colored Bears, 6 Stacking Cups, Kids Tweezers, Storage Container, & Activity eBook! Quality Educational Toy, Good for STEM and Montessori Programs. • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Apelila 21 inch Soprano Ukulele Hawaiian Acoustic Mini Guitar Musical Instrument with Bag, Pick, Strings, for Beginner, Kids, Starter, Amateur (Sunburst) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
STERILITE 17511712 6 Quart Clearview Latch Storage Container With Plum Handles • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
DreambuilderToy Classic Building Base Plates 10" x 10" Flat Baseplate - Compatible with All Major Brands (6PC) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Besttile Peel And Stick Adhesive Wall Tile For Kitchen Backsplashes, Bathroom Walls, Spa Tile, Pool Tile - Decorative Tiles Made from Natural Granite Stone(10 PCS [4'' X 4''/each]) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
500 Piece Pack of Monkey String (Jumbo Pack) - Wax Yarn Toy • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
National Geographic Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Now I Can Color (48 Assorted Fun Designs for Kids) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix, 8 Ounces for Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Adopt a Puppy Figures Series 4 - Lot of 20 by AAG • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
I Can Cut, Age 3 (Big Skills for Little Hands®) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The First Years Stack Up Cups • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$208.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$256.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.29

Total project goal

$301.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$301.91

4 Donors

-$278.38

Donations toward project cost

-$239.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.76

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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