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Ms. Sinclair from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stimulate Our Senses!

Help me give my students additional flexible seating options and sensory materials to meet everyone's learning needs. Stability balls, soft cushions, and tubs full of fun things to touch will help everyone learn in kindergarten!

  • $1,058 goal

This project expired on January 26, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 24 energetic kindergarten students. They come from a variety of preschools, diverse backgrounds, and experiences. My classroom encourages creative thinking and hands on learning. Learning Centers are a favorite daily activity for my students. They love to self-select activities that reinforce what we are learning each day. Our school is an Enterprise school, with focuses on Great Expectations and the Core Knowledge curriculum, and is rich in parental support. We encourage active learning at all grade levels. Our school is full of happiness and positive feelings in every classroom. Our teachers are innovative, and we encourage creative thinking with every lesson taught.

My Project

This sensory project will provide more alternative seating options to my students as well as add new and exciting toys and materials to touch and explore in our classroom.

Kindergarten students learn best when they engage all of their senses through movement, balance, sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste.

Sensory play helps children's brains develop. The sensory bins full of beads, shapes, and soft objects facilitate tactile exploration, language building, creative play, as well as helping calm an anxious or frustrated child.

The soft cushions and stability balls will help my kids with the wiggles stay focused on learning. Children can find a place in the room to learn and complete their daily work. They may want a quiet spot at a table, or a comfy cushion for the floor. This helps gives them ownership of their work, by choosing where to sit. Cushions and stability balls can be used anywhere in the room and children can move without disturbing their friends. Wiggle seats help kids work their core muscles as they move, and get rid of some energy, so they can be calmer, more attentive learners. Our new seat, manipulatives, and sensory bins are going to make learning fun!

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

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP385X - Washable Sensory Play Materials?- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP530X - Feel & Find Sensory Tubs - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
AA200X - Lakeshore Block Play People - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
WC218 - Automatic Ball Inflator • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
LC91 - Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 8 $55.92
DD380X - Calming Colors® Soft Seats - Set of 5 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $47.99 1 $47.99
LC510X - Large Unbreakable Craft Jars - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
LC528GR - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
RR653 - Lakeshore Community Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PP273 - Sensory Tubs - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.50 1 $26.50
LC93 - Lid for Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 8 $23.92
Manipulative Clip Box • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.06 4 $20.24

Materials cost

$787.97

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$64.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$899.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$158.65

Total project goal

$1,057.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,057.66

12 Donors

-$1,038.25

Donations toward project cost

-$899.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$139.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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