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Ms. Emily from Rncho Crdova CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soothing Sensory Exploration

Help me give my students sensory items. Sensory items help my students with autism navigate daily life. I hope the weighted shoulder wrap will calm students and help balance their sensory input.

  • $569 goal

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My Students

I teach a small group of 3 and 4 year olds with special needs, primarily autism. Kiddos with autism tend to have difficulty processing sensory input. As well as communicating their wants and needs. This often times leads to behaviors and difficulty learning.

I have not yet met my students, due to COVID, but hopefully we get to be together soon!

With all the changes students and schools are going through, they are faced with greater challenges in learning and developing. It is even more important now that I am able to give them a safe and loving spaces to learn and grow.

My Project

With your help I hope to create a sensory learning environment for my students. With the sensory items my students will learn in ways that work for them. They will learn how to play. Through play they will learn how to share, take turns, and communicate.

All behavior is a form of communication.

Many of my students have communication difficulties, and behaviors. Sensory tools like a weighted wrap or tactile pillows can help students calm down when they are feeling overwhelmed, or angry. My students are still learning how to cope with big emotions. These sensory tools will help them do just that.

Ms. Emily
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 5 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CA201 Cuddly Puppy Weighted Shoulder Wrap • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
AA480 Washable Tactile Pillows • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
SE213 Silly Shapes Sensory Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LC511BU FlexSpace Wobble Cushion Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
RE322 Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC528BU FlexSpace Balance Ball Seat 17 Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
HH506 Whats the Sound Mystery Capsules • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH509 Touch Feel Mystery Capsules • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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