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Mrs. Gibbs from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Storytime

Help me give my students bean bags, finger puppets, and ribbon bells to make storytime as interactive as it can be.

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds and households with approximately 40% who qualify for free and reduced lunch.

My students in Pre-K and the Developmentally Delayed class are new to being in school and often have difficulty sitting still and learning in groups.

Most of these children are between the chronological ages of three to five, but developmentally they are often much younger.

With so many more students with learning differences entering the Developmentally Delayed and traditional Pre-K programs, catching and keeping the attention of students during storytime is often a challenge.

My Project

Sensory storytime is all about movement and participation. Sensory bean bags, bells with ribbons, and story related finger puppets will get students involved in an interactive storytime in the library. While catching their attention is the first step in the learning process, keeping their attention is crucial.

Using manipulatives to engage students is a tactic every parent who has ever been to a toy store recognizes.

Using "toys" in storytelling helps keep students involved and gives them something to do with their hands. With these materials I hope to entice students who normally can't or won't participate in the library and classroom.

Mrs. Gibbs
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC260X - Storytelling Puppets - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH710 - Shake & Move Ribbon Bells - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TT681 - Activity Scarves • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
PP508 - Sensory Stars Beanbag Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
PP256 - Little Hands Animal Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LC271 - Five Green & Speckled Frogs Storytelling Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$108.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.37

Total project goal

$175.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.82

3 Donors

-$175.82

Donations toward project cost

-$149.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.37

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$0.00

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