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Ms. Fung from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Tools for Our Special Friends

Help me give my students sensory toys and chews to help them be successful in school.

  • $211 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 22 enthusiastic, diverse, and energetic 4-year-old learners in a collaborative, Expanded Transitional Kindergarten in a large, urban, 100% Title I, a public school in Los Angeles. My students are unique individuals with various levels of abilities. Many are English Language Learners, and 1/3 of the class have intellectual, developmental, social, or sensory challenges.

We highlight and celebrate each student's strength and work together to foster an inclusive community.

My students spend their day actively learning through play, literature, music, movement, and hands-on experiences. Our classroom provides students with opportunities to develop their social skills, communication skills, and the foundation for academic learning. Our motto is "Everyone can be a leader."

My Project

This year we have some special friends in our class that have oral and sensory needs. They need to put an object in their mouth or hold in their hands, and sometimes they need to chew or lick.

For some students, chewing on an object or fidgeting with a toy helps then calm down or focus during times that maybe stressful.

Chewing or fidgeting helps them self-regulate and deal with anxiety or fear they feel. Currently I don't have any oral sensory toys for these students. They are chewing on materials and toys that all students use. This has been challenging for us to monitor and keep clean.

With this project, I hope to provide my special needs students with safe and helpful toys that will address their sensory needs and create a more clean environment for all my students to learn. Thanks!

Ms. Fung
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
TickiT Touch & Match Board - Toddler Sensory Exploration - Special Educational Needs - Tactile Board - Touch & Feel • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Stacking Peg Board Set Toy | JUMBO PACK | Montessori Occupational Therapy Early Learning For Fine Motor Skills, Ideal for Toddlers and Preschooler, Includes 60 Plastic Pegs & 3 Boards | Storage Bag • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Big Sensory Chewy Brick for Kids, Boys and Girls - Designed for Teething, Autism, Biting, Chewing – 2-Pack (Red and Blue) – Knobby Chew Stick – Super Chewie Stim Toys • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Duo Spoon Oral Motor Therapy Tools, 3 Pack, Textured Stimulation and Sensory Input Treatment for Babies, Toddlers or Kids, BPA Free Silicone with Flexible, Easy Handle • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Toddler Necklaces (17" Rainbow Necklace) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Enthur Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys Build Resistance Squeeze Pull - Good for Kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms 12 Pack (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Chewy Tubes - Red • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25

Materials cost

$134.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$179.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.61

Total project goal

$210.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$210.75

4 Donors

-$153.25

Donations toward project cost

-$130.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.98

Matching donations from our partners

-$57.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$48.88

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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