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Mrs. Davis from Portage IN is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Simply Sensory

My students need sensory materials that they can manipulate. This light table will enable them to experience a variety of experiences that can help calm them during a meltdown due to their disabilities.

  • $757 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have special needs and come from a low income area. These students often come in not having any prior educational experiences. Many students also have trouble bringing in basic supplies.

My students are in great need to materials that allow them to learn in a different way.

They are very eager to learn new material but sometimes it is hard for them to focus. My students require more versatile ways of learning. My students love to have fun while learning but they just need some extra materials to make learning more exciting!

My Project

Many of my students have emotional outbursts and need calming, sensory items to help them through it. Sensory play and activities provide children with just another meaningful place for learning. It has been studied that kids do learn best by having hands on experiences with materials, hence sensory experiences through sensory play is most vital for the learning process of our young ones. These sensory materials can also help improve fine motor skills, cognitive development, language development, creative development, and social emotional development. The rationale is that by changing how sensations are processed by the brain, we help children with disabilities make better sense of the information they receive and use it to better participate in everyday tasks. These light table materials will allow us to do that.

Mrs. Davis
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL526 - Space-Saver Color-Changing Light Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
LL509X - Light Table Sensory Play Materials - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
LC590X - Light Table Manipulative Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LL581 - Light Table Sensory Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LL555 - Light Table Pegs & Pegboard - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$603.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$643.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.48

Total project goal

$756.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$756.51

2 Donors

-$731.51

Donations toward project cost

-$621.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$109.73

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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