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Mrs. Burke from Buffalo NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Solutions for Little Ones

Help me give my students floor mats, a bubble tube, light filters, curtain lights, and other sensory tools.

  • $550 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are absolutely amazing. They come from a large, first-ring suburban school district in western New York State. They thrive on the stability that school brings. They were placed into a smaller class due to cognitive, attentional, or emotional disabilities. In addition to their classroom instruction, some receive therapies such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, vision therapy, psychological counseling, and physical therapy to assist them in making progress with their program.

My students love to learn and grow.

Although they may learn differently from their peers and at a different rate, they are capable of doing amazing things. All skills are practiced routinely and repetitively. Providing my students with plentiful materials is essential so that this repetition does not become boring is something that I strive for on a daily basis.

My Project

Our classroom is in the midst of construction a sensory room in order to meet our students' needs and help them to perform to the best of their abilities. However, we need items with which to fill our sensory space.

The light filters will help to dim and filter the one florescent light that will be in this space.

We will then use the waterfall lights to provide a more calming ambient lighting. The bubble tube and floor mats will help to make our space more comfortable for our students.

This space will allow our students to take a break when they're feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. By providing a safe space to handle their emotions, we will decrease their negative behaviors and increase their academic performance.

Mrs. Burke
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SensoryMoon 3.9 ft Bubble Tube Floor Lamp w 10 Fish, 20 Color Remote and Tall Water Tower Tank is Best LED Aqua Night Light for Kids Bedroom, Autism or Fake Aquarium Column Stand for Living Room Decor • Amazon Business $124.95 1 $124.95
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 $119.00 1 $119.00
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 4 $112.36
BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles (Blue) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Playlearn Glitter Wand, Magic Wonder Tube - for Kids, Teachers, Therapists, Sensory Room, Classroom, Pointing Stick, Pool Floats, Autistic, ADHD. Jumbo Size. 4 Different Multicolored Tubes. 12.5 Inch • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
PlayLearn Fiber Optic Lamp Colour Changing Crystal Base - 4 Colours - 13 Inch Mood Novelty Lamp • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$430.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$466.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.36

Total project goal

$549.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$549.08

5 Donors

-$469.08

Donations toward project cost

-$398.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.36

Matching donations from our partners

-$80.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$68.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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