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Ms. D'Amato from Snellville GA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Station

Help me give my students an opportunity to receive the sensory input they crave, with items like a busy board, magic cube, musical doodle board, and more.

  • $270 goal

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My Students

My students go to school at a public elementary school. My students are in a special education classroom serving students with severe intellectual disabilities. Some students in my class are unable to walk, have visual or hearing impairments, as well as the need for communication devices. Each students' disabilities vary from one to the other, but they all have one thing in common; they want to learn. A quote that I feel represents my classroom was written by George Evans, "Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way!"

My Project

Often when a student has a developmental disability they have sensory seeking behaviors. These items I am requesting will allow my students to receive that sensory input they crave. You may see students spinning in circles, banging objects on a table, jumping up and down, or mouthing objects to receive that input. Having a sensory station within the classroom will give my students the opportunity to receive the sensory input in different ways. These items not only serve as sensory but they also help with fine motor skills. The Wonder Wheel and the Whirly Pop suction toys will help students, even with limited movements in their upper extremities, play with items without them moving away from them. The Mozart Music cube will help them focus on a task when waiting for their turn, thus cutting down on behaviors. The Water playmat will help my students who have limited mobility to interact with their hands while laying on their stomachs. One lesson I will teach using these items is color identification; the Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube has 6 sides with instruments that are all different colors. I will ask the student questions such as 'where is the green side.' Once they press the button they then receive an instant reward of hearing music played for them, which will keep them interested and motivated.

Music, light, and vibrations are the most sought after sensory cravings students have.

The Baby Music Shake Dancing Ball is sure to be a favorite and the Busy Board will help them to better develop their fine motor abilities and keep their attention! Every item requested serves a purpose for my students and will help stimulate brain development in a fun sensory-rich environment.

Ms. D'Amato
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Busy Board - Busy Board for Toddlers - Sensory Board - Busy Board for Kids - Activity Board for Toddlers - Locks and latches Activity Board - Baby Activity Board - Boy and Girl 12-18 Month • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
My First Crayola Touch Lights, Musical Doodle Board, Toddler Toy, Gift • Amazon Business $24.56 1 $24.56
B. Toys – Whirly Pop – Lights & Music Station Baby Toy with Suction Cups – Non-Toxic • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
QHTOY DHSM Baby Music Shake Dancing Ball Toy Free Jumping Bouncing Vibrating Ball for Toddler Sensory Developmental Toy • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
LED Night Lighting Lamp -Elecstars Light up Your Bedroom with This Moon, Star,Sky Romantic - Best Gift for Men Women Teens Kids Children Sleeping Aid • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Sassy Tummy Time Floor Mirror | Developmental Baby Toy | Newborn Essential for Tummy Time | Great Shower Gift • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
D-FantiX Water Playmat Tummy Time Water Mat BPA Free Stimulation Toys Inflatable Play Mat for Baby Toddlers 3 Months (26x20 inches) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Sassy Wonder Wheel Activity Center • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

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