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Ms. Mansour from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Education Matters!

My students need materials for a sensory room and materials to enhance their fine motor skills.

  • $1,642 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom family consists of 15 students with diverse and varied exceptional needs. They are a fun and a loving group of students who bring joy to everyone that steps into my classroom. They are kind, loving and passionate individuals.

My students are eager learners who are not afraid to take risks and to persevere.

My Students vary in their communication, cognitive, and social abilities. They are making huge strides and they surprise me each day with their dedication and perseverance despite their cognitive, communication and developmental delays. I am extremely proud of each of them. They are an amazing group of students who inspire me everyday. I am truly lucky to be their teacher!

My Project

My special education students' are diverse learners with very different and unique. My autistic students have a high need for sensory breaks. Therefore, the supplies I am requesting such as the LED light, the sensory fidget toys, the carpet, the textile plates will be used to create a sensory room. A room where my students will use as their mode of relaxation. It will be a room where my students will go to to calm down, regroup and strengthen their focus.

For some of my students, it is a challenge for them to sit still and remain focused.

Their bodies are in constant motion. Therefore, the wobble seat cushions, the individual desks and the timers will provide my students with the sensory and movement their body seeks while completing tasks and expanding their learning.

My students also have weak fine motor skills and struggle with the simple things that are taken for granted such as: firmly holding a pencil, pinching a clothespin, scooping, pouring and so on. The materials requested such as play dough, paint, easel, and the accessories for the sand and water table are great strategies to motivate my students to explore with while strengthening their hand muscles.

My students also have limited verbal and communication skills. Through the use of the various manipulative games and learning materials requested, my students will have more exposure to communicating and expressing themselves through the sharing, creating, and collaboration process. My goal is to expand their communication and fine motor skills while fulfilling their sensory needs.

All students deserve the best! I hope my project will be funded so I may provide my students with the best learning experiences possible. My students and I thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Childcraft I-1017 Mobile Teaching Easel, 26" Diameter, 4" Height, 36" Width, 54" Length, Metal • Amazon Business $212.48 1 $212.48
Learning Carpets CPR450 - Abc Puzzle Rectangle, Small • Amazon Business $180.46 1 $180.46
Magnet Build Deluxe 100 Piece 3D Magnetic Tile Building Set Extra Strong Magnets and Super Durable Tiles, Educational, Creative, Assorted Shapes and Vibrant Bright Colors • Amazon Business $45.99 2 $91.98
Karma Keepers Rainbow Rice Colored Rice Mix Non Toxic Sensory Tables, Neon, 5 lb. • Amazon Business $21.38 4 $85.52
Roylco R-2113BN Tropical Colored Noodles Art-a-Roni 1 lb., Grade Kindergarten to 1, 8.6" Height, 5.2" Wide, 6.9" Length (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $23.97 3 $71.91
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Educational Insights 3-In-1 Portable Easel • Amazon Business $46.19 1 $46.19
Sargent Art 6 Color Dough Set, 3 Pounds Each, Art-Time Artist Dough, 18-Pound Assortment • Amazon Business $36.32 1 $36.32
King Athletic Stability Disc :: Balance Air Seat Cushion :: Wobble/Wiggle Chair Sitting Disk for Core Instability Exercise Training :: Instructional eBook Included • Amazon Business $17.97 2 $35.94
Time Timer TTP7-W TTP7-W Plus 60 Minute Visual Analog Timer; Optional Alert (Volume-Control Dial); Silent Operation (No Ticking); 5.5” Wide x 7” Tall; Time Management Tool; Charcoal • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
School Smart Non-Toxic Washable Tempera Paint Set, 1 pt Plastic Bottle, Assorted Color, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Learning Resources LER6900 Time Tracker Visual Timer & Clock, Blue • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set, 4 Pieces • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Roylco R-2111BN Art-a-Roni Regular Colored Noodles, Grade Kindergarten to 1, 9" Height, 6.9" Wide, 5.2" Length (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
FansArriche Water Beads for kids, 80,000 beads & 2 Counting Scoop Orbeez Beads Water Jelly Beads Gel Water Growing Beads for Orbies Foot Spa Refill,Kids Sensory Toys, Plants Vases • Amazon Business $11.59 2 $23.18
H-Partner Relieves Stress and Increase Focus Bundle Sensory Twisted Squeeze Fidget Toys Set- Fidget Chain/Cube, Infinity Magic Cube/Ball, Liquid Motion Timer Ferrofluid Bottle (15 Pack) • Amazon Business $22.90 1 $22.90
ETI Toys | STEM Learning | 490 Piece Engaging Jigsaw Puzzle; Build Cat, House, Alligator, and More! 100% Non-Toxic, Fun, Creative Skills Development! Best Gift, Toy for 3, 4, 5 Year Old Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $22.45 1 $22.45
Colored Alphabet Noodles Collage Materials For Kids • Amazon Business $11.09 2 $22.18
Key Education Photo Conversation Cards for Children with Autism and Asperger's • Amazon Business $20.12 1 $20.12
MAGIKON 296-Pack Mushroom Nails Mosaic DIY Science Pile up Toys,Creative Mosaic Pegboard Jigsaw Puzzle Game Educational Toys for Children • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Didax Educational Resources 210830 Sandpaper Letters, Upper Case • Amazon Business $19.19 1 $19.19
BESTOMZ 4 Pack Liquid Motion Timer Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidgeting, Captivating Distraction • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Lugumy Romantic Sky Star Master LED Light Projector Colorful Night Light Projection for Bedroom Living Room • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
FUN LITTLE TOYS 19 PCs Kids Beach Sand Toys Set with Sand Water Wheel, Beach Molds, Beach Bucket and Beach Shovel Tool Kit, Sandbox Toys for Toddlers • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Didax Educational Resources 210829 Sandpaper Letters, Lowercase • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
OTC - Creative BUILDING TOY Developmental Geometric Connecting Shapes (1-Pack of 400) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Wikki Stix Alphabet Fun Cards for Learning • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Matty's Toy Stop 14.5" Large Plastic Sand & Water Wheel with Shovel & Rake • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
PlayMonster Lauri Pocket Chart Cards - Story Sequencing • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Water Beads, 2 oz pack (Almost 4,000 !!) Sooper Beads Crystal Soil Water Bead Gel [Rainbow Mix] For Kids Tactile Sensory Experience, Wedding Centerpiece Vase Filler, Plant decoration, Orbeez refill • Amazon Business $4.69 3 $14.07
JPSOR 26 Pcs Smart Dough Tools Kit with Molds and Extruder Tools, Animal and Plant Shape, Random Color • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kiddy Dough 42-Piece Play Dough Tool Kit & Clay Party Pack w/Letters and Numbers – Mega Tool Playset Includes 45 Colorful Cutters, Molds, Rollers & Play Accessories + 2 BONUS Surprise Dough Extruders • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fiskars Texture Plate Assortment II, 6 Pack (12-56597097) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Sargent Art 85-3396 3-Pound Art-Time Dough, White • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Wikki Stix Numbers and Counting Fun Cards for Learning • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wikki Stix WIK804 Art and Craft , Assorted Package • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
ROYLCO R5817 7 by 7-Inch Animal Skins Rubbing Plates, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29

Materials cost

$1,345.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,395.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$246.30

Total project goal

$1,641.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,641.98

18 Donors

-$1,474.33

Donations toward project cost

-$1,268.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$206.15

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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