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Ms. Kramer from Erie PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Table: Learn Through Play!

My students need a sensory table for a unique way of learning through play!

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is the home to 5 wonderful students with autism! However, each student falls on a very different level of the autism spectrum. My students struggle with emotions, communication and social aspects of their lives.

With tight working space and limited resources, being a teacher in public school definitely has its challenges!

In our district, several schools had to close due to funding. We are housing 200 more students than last year. I am looking to provide my students with the best education and learning environment possible. Working in a low income/poverty level school, our students require a lot of extra love and support. That is what makes their lives meaningful and it is my job to make sure they come to school feeling cared about and safe.

My Project

My classroom is in need of a sensory table! A sensory table is basically a table full of materials that get children to use all five senses. The table is set up to let children learn and engage their senses by interacting with everything that is being presented to them. One of the many sensory table benefits is that the tables help in developing cognitive skills. Kids will interact with the items on the table in ways that get them to count, organize, match, and label objects.

Sensory play is one of the best ways to aid in the development of a child!

Another benefit to a sensory table is social engagement. Kids are playing together and engaging with each other in a positive way. They are expressing their emotions as they get feedback from the objects on the table. Lastly, sensory tables makes them more open to other types of learning, even structured ones.

Ms. Kramer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 5 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Assorted Colors Sand and Water Adjustable Activity Play Table Center with Lids, Square (2-Station) • Amazon Business $95.99 1 $95.99
KC CUBS Playtime Collection ABC Alphabet, Seasons, Months and Days of the Week Educational Learning Area Rug Carpet For Kids and Children Bedrooms and Playroom (5' 0" x 6' 6") • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Kinetic Sand Molds and Tools Kit - 23 Piece Kinetic Sand Molds + 5 Sand Art Tools for Magic Sand Brookstone Moon Dough and More • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
PlayMonster Lacing & Tracing - Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08

Materials cost

$174.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$206.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.47

Total project goal

$243.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$243.13

2 Donors

-$201.56

Donations toward project cost

-$171.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.23

match offer

-$41.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$35.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.23

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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