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Mrs. Watkins from Fresno CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Slippery, Sandy, Sensory Fun!

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience the world through their senses with a variety of materials and activities with a sand and water table!

  • $744 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

At my school, 100% of our students qualify for free breakfast, and many qualify for free or reduced-price lunch due to low income. We have a huge range of backgrounds including farming, stay at home, single parent, and multi-generational as well as 1-2 parent working families. We have a high ELL population, and parental involvement as well as community and business donations are low.

My school district is well-known for superbly serving our special needs population students, which is a source of pride; however, the numbers of special needs students in general education classrooms is soaring while class sizes remain high, and funding for support is low.

I do not require parents to supply items for the class so I have supplied them for my students personally. Help us become lifelong learners by providing multiple ways for students to access the content so they can all achieve success!

I am now able to reach some of the youngest learners and provide the best foundation for social/emotional well being and academic awareness to begin their school careers in Transitional Kindergarten.

My Project

My students need a sand and water table to experience the different sensory activities related to using the materials. This sand and water table will not only provide my students with sensory experiences but also with social engagement opportunities. My students will be able to talk with one another and engage with each other in experiencing the sand and water, some touching sand for the first time. They will learn about texture using their hands to explore our natural environment.

This project is important to our early childhood classroom because it provides my students with different learning and social experiences in which they are able to build their vocabulary.

This sand and water table project will also allow the students to take their experiences outside!

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ512 - Preschool Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
VS318 - Clean Sand - 25-Lb. Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 3 $68.97
LA987 - Stay-Dry Water Play Smock • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 3 $35.97
EE332 - Float & Find Alphabet Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE256 - Sift & Find Alphabet Shells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE784 - Sift & Find Number Shells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE398 - Float & Find Number Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$543.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$49.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$631.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.50

Total project goal

$743.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$743.33

2 Donors

-$743.33

Donations toward project cost

-$631.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.50

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$0.00

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