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Mrs. Friend from Bellmawr NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Time and Organization for All!

Help me give my students new sensory materials like slime, snow, Mad Matter and bins to organize and hold it all!

  • $213 goal

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My Students

"You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo or a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel." -Pablo Casals

My job is to nurture and love some of the most amazing marvels there are.

These children, however, have exceptional needs, especially when interacting with each other.

My students are in third and fourth grade and are all placed in a multiple disabilities, self-contained classroom. They all have exceptional needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, specific learning disabilities, seizure disorders, communication impairments, emotional disabilities, ​and other health impairments. The majority of my students receive free lunch and live well below the poverty line. Even without the odds in their favor, they are a resilient, happy, energetic group of children. They make me proud of all they accomplish each day. They have a love of learning and an intense love for each other. These children give me a reason to wake up each morning and go to the job that I love so much.

My Project

The slime, Grow Snow, and Mad Matter all have very different textures. My students will use these sensory materials to calm themselves down when they are feeling overstimulated. They can pick the material that is calming and go to a quiet place in the classroom to work.

Organization is the key to a smooth and calm classroom.

These containers will help organize our new sensory materials and lots of other sensory and STEM materials we already have in our classroom. They will also allow my students to access the materials on their own, making the materials more accessible for everyone.

Mrs. Friend
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BX708BU - Heavy-Duty Book Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.19 10 $71.90
DS484 - Speedy Snow - 1-Pound Bucket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP511 - Sensory Slime • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
YB10BU - Lakeshore Storage Box - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
DS435 - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
YB11BU - Lid for Lakeshore Storage Box - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96

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