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Mrs. Tessier from Apopka FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Sense-ational Time for K-1

Help me give my students by providing them the learning tools to meet their sensory needs and ensure they are enhancing their developmental appropriate skills.

  • $446 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a collection of significantly diverse learners who each have very special qualities requiring 1:1 to 1:3 instruction in the areas of academics, functional skills, behavioral skills, and social skills. The majority of my students require frequent sensory breaks and lack communication skills needed to express their wants and needs. Noises can be difficult so having a calming environment is beneficial to them and hands on learning if beneficial.

My classroom consists of 12 wonderfully, energetic students with Autism in both kindergarten and 1st grade.

My students are sensory driven and deserve to have their needs met​ in a safe environment. All of my students come from a low socio-economic background, so they often have difficulties acquiring therapeutic items which help fulfill their sensory needs. More than 50% of the population receives free school lunch.

My Project

Help me give my students material that will allow them to explore using their senses with hands activities. The materials used will engage their sensory input needs, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Sensory integration provides a foundation for more complex learning and behavior. These sensory items will allow my students to take charge of their sensory needs and make the choices that work best for them. The Discovery Boxes will enhance their sensory needs academically, socially, and emotionally. Being able to touch, see, hear, or smell the objects will help my students gain a better sense of understanding. Making sure students’ sensory needs are fulfilled is integral to their education, while also learning their numbers and letters. I have noticed amazing differences in my students when they are given time to fulfill sensory needs!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Led Strip Lights, ATTUOSUN Led Light Strip Sync to Music 32.8ft/10M 300Leds SMD5050 RGB Waterproof LED Rope Lights with IR Remote Controller DC12V 5A Power,Supply for Home Party Decoration • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
ECR4Kids Gears Galore Math Manipulatives Building Kit, Educational Sensory Learning Toys for Children (160-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
ECR4Kids Gears Galore Math Manipulatives Building Kit, Educational Sensory Learning Toys for Children (160-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
Creepy Crawler Bugs Discovery Box and Sensory Bin for Kids and Preschoolers - Revelae Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Rainforest Exploration Reptile Discovery Box and Sensory Bin for Kids and Preschoolers - Revelae Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Discovery Box for Sensory Play - Glamour Theme • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Discovery Box for Sensory Play - Dinosaur Theme • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Small Portable Sand Tray with Lid - Pink • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Small 4 Liter Portable Sand Tray with Lid • Amazon Business $19.70 1 $19.70
Learning Resources Handy Scoopers, Fine Motor Toy, Assorted Colors, Set of 4, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

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