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Mrs. Zagorski from Pflugerville TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Tools for Engaged Learning

Help me give my students the opportunity to enjoy learning through sensory play

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a resilient group of six children in a special education classroom, grades first through fifth. Most students have disabilities that limit their cognitive as well as adaptive functioning, affecting their ability to learn and retain new information.

I am absolutely amazed, every day, by their perseverance through tasks that challenge them, such as maintaining attention to activities, regulating their behaviors, and learning concrete skills, such as letters and numbers.

Sensory equipment, picture books, social and emotional regulation tools, and basic school supplies are instrumental in empowering these students to reach their goals. It is so exciting to see these students soar when given the means and motivation.

Our classroom is continually in need of these tools for learning. Any help in making these supplies available to the students goes a long way!

My Project

Learning to self-regulate through sensory play is especially important for my students as they can struggle with needing more or less input from their environment and having increased/decreased activity levels as well as decreased attention spans. Through sensory activities, my students become more focused, calm and ready to learn. It allows them to learn new academic skills while also learning skills for self-awareness and independence in regulating their bodies.

My students are wonderfully motivated and engaged when they are able to practice academic skills using sensory tools and materials and are more likely to retain what they learn.

These materials will be used by students who are in need of sensory breaks (e.g. needing a “squeeze” or “hug” from the inflatable Harkla Hug chair) and sensory learning (e.g. molding letters from kinetic sand and matching sight words found in a sensory bin full of water beads) incorporated into their day. Please help me stock our classroom with materials that will motivate and engage these learners!

Mrs. Zagorski
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harkla Hug (60 inches) - Inflatable Peapod for Children with Sensory Needs - Great Sensory Product for Ages 6 to 12 - Occupational Therapy Tools, Sensory Chair • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
PP716 - Tilt & Turn Liquid Sensory Windows • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Alphabet Magnets Magnetic Letters for Kids with Magnetic Board - ABC Uppercase Lowercase Punctuation and Storage Box - Classroom & Home Education Learning Set for Vocabulary Sentence Building • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Impresa Products 500 Piece Pack of Monkey String (Jumbo Pack) - Wiki / Wikki Bendable, Sticky Wax Yarn Stix / Sticks in Bulk - Perfect Toys for Home and Travel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
LC588 - Translucent Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Blue, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Green, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
B is for Breathe: The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
UMIKU Water Beads 50000 Soft Beads Rainbow Mix Water Growing Balls for Kids Tactile Sensory Toys Home Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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