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Ms. Hutchison from Bronx NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Supplies for Sensational Students!

Help me give my students textured saucer switches, kinetic sand, model magic, Play Dough, therapy putty, water beads, sensory toys, and slime materials!

  • $684 goal

This project expired on August 11, 2019.

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My Students

I am a special education teacher in a pediatric hospital setting. I work with inner city students of varying abilities in grades ranging from preschool to twelfth grade. My students are primarily nonverbal and non-ambulatory as a result of injury or illness. These amazing students are in the hospital for various reasons including injuries, surgeries, rehabilitation, and illness.

Since my students are nonverbal and non-ambulatory, they rely on alternate ways to communicate and access the everyday world.

Technology provides incredible opportunities for this population of students.

My Project

I work with students who are currently hospitalized in a pediatric hospital setting. My students are primarily nonverbal and non-ambulatory and are hospitalized for illness, injury, surgery, and rehabilitation. Many of my students have visual impairments and other sensory needs. I am looking to get more tactile materials for these students in order to enhance learning.

Since many of my students are nonverbal and have physical limitations, I am looking to purchase textured switches to access communication devices and learning materials.

As I previously stated, many of my students have visual impairments rely on tactile means to access their worlds. Tactile switches would be extremely beneficial for these particular students to access programmatic communication equipment as well as iPads and switch activated toys.

I am also looking for sensory materials for my superhero students to engage in learning and leisure activities. Kinetic sand, play dough, model magic, and therapy putty will allow for students to participate in fun and educational projects. These materials will also aid the students in strengthening fine motor skills.

Having fun and exciting materials for my students to use is so important. Since these children are hospitalized and facing many challenges, academic sessions not only provide opportunities for learning, but also an escape from reality. Thank you all for your support of my classroom and these fantastic students!

Ms. Hutchison
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SAUCER SWITCHES - TEXTURED ST/3 • School Specialty $256.30 1 $256.30
DOUGH CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC ASST COLORS 1 OZ SET OF 75 • School Specialty $37.55 2 $75.10
National Geographic Play Sand Combo Pack - 2 LBS Each of Blue, Purple and Natural Sand with Castle Molds • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix (Half Pound) for Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
Premium Quality Therapy Putty (4 Pack, 3-oz Each) for Hand Exercise: Variable Resistance Containers for Rehab Therapy and Stress Relief by Thera FlintRehab • Amazon Business $13.89 2 $27.78
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
106 pack Slime Making Kits Supplies,Gold Leaf,Foam Balls,Glitter Shake Jars,Fishbowl Beads,Fruit Slices,Fake Sprinkles,Glitter Sequins Accessories, Slime Tools,Sugar Papers (Slime Kits) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Glad Food Storage and Freezer 2 in 1 Zipper Bags - Quart - 46 Count - 3 Pack • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
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
Ziploc Sandwich Bags, XL, 3 Pack, 30 ct • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

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