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Mrs. Mitchell from Clearfield UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Thriving Through Sensory Learning

Help me give my students a multi-sensory academic learning environment where they are able to immerse themselves in a variety of sights, textures, sounds, and movements to increase their ability for self-regulation, higher learning, and independence!

  • $994 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As an occupational therapist, I have had the chance to be a part of the development and learning opportunities of so many amazing young individuals, their teachers, school teams, and their families. I work with children in Davis County from kindergarten to twelfth grade with a range of abilities and disabilities that requires a more unique and specialized learning experience. The majority of my students have high sensory needs and physical impairments that make personal, social, and academic activities more difficult. They benefit from specific environments and experiences to regulate and participate in their daily activities including feeding, playing, communicating, writing, and so much more.

These amazing children light up their homes, classrooms, playgrounds, and community with their beautiful personalities, loving demeanor, and unique perspectives.

Though my students may not move, behave, or sometimes look like their peers, they love to be with friends, family, and other students enjoying the basics of life. They love the opportunity to learn through play and sensory opportunities that help increase their success in daily activities. These kids thrive when presented with the opportunity to move and play to learn.

My Project

The requested resources will be used to help students participate in the learning environment. First, sensory items will be used to help students regulate their sensory needs. A range of tactile, proprioceptive, vestibular, and visual items can help a student feel regulated and ready to learn.

Multi-sensory items will be used to facilitate fine motor, gross motor, self-care, handwriting, communication, play, and reading activities at school.

These multi-sensory items will be used in both individual sessions and classroom group sessions to help increase a range of skills to help students increase their participation in classroom activities. The focus will be tactile, visual, auditory, and kinesthetic opportunities for letter recognition, phonetics, motor control, and fine motor strength. These types of multi-sensory learning opportunities will help give the body the opportunity to process information through a variety of sensory experiences.

Lastly, the multi-sensory and adaptive items will allow for students with different abilities to still be involved in important school activities with their peers. Also, these resources will give them the opportunity to participate more fully in the school environment.

Mrs. Mitchell
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 120 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE600X - Feed-The-Animals Fine Motor Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
SE213 - Silly Shapes Sensory Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
SANHO Dynamic Movement Sensory Body Sock - Updated Version, Wine red (Medium) • Amazon Business $27.98 2 $55.96
EE496 - Construct-A-Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
JJ247 - Scoop-A-Bug Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Without Tears FLIP Crayons - Sensory - Get Set for School and Handwriting Without Tears- Pre-K and K, Fine Motor Skills, Writing, Drawing, Coloring- For School or Home Use • Amazon Business $35.66 1 $35.66
DD191 - Nuts About Sorting • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
BD294 - Lace-A-Word Beads- Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
VR201 - I Can Build It • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Storex Letter Size Flat Storage Tray – Organizer Bin with Non-Snap Lid for Classroom, Office and Home, Assorted Colors, 5-Pack (62534U05C) • Amazon Business $28.79 1 $28.79
LL108 - Tweezer Tongs Color Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
KIZZYEA Water Doodle Mat, Kids Large Aqua Coloring Mat, Mess Free Drawing Mat with Neon Colors, Educational Toy for 2 3 4 5 Years Old Kids,Toddlers,Boys,Girls • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
JSVER Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa with Portable Package for Outdoor, Camping, Hiking, Beach Parties, Picnic, Backyard, Lakeside (Orange) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
EE259 - Tactile Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
EE258 - Tactile Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
RA683 - Math Links • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet - 10 Pack Fidget ADHD Autism Tools - Bounce Flexible Blue Green Black Seating Straps for Elementary Middle High School Fidgety Adults (Blue Green) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
2 Pack-Grabber Reacher Tool for Elderly, 32" Foldable Claw Grabber, Pick Up Stick Grabber, Reacher Grabber Pickup Tool, Trash Picker Upper Grabber, Litter Picker, Garden Nabber, Arm Extension • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
HH977 - Textured Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
AC214 - Wikki Stix<sup>&reg;</sup> Alphabet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
Cra-Z-Art Mini Magna Doodle • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Squishy Stress Relief Sensory Toys Fidget Spiky Ball 5 - Pcs Set – Eco-Friendly Squeezy Antistress Toy Balls for Men, Women, Adults, Teens & Children –Ideal for People with OCD, ADHD, ADD & Autism • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Special Supplies Squish Stress Balls (4-Pack) Squeeze, Color Sensory Toy - Relieve Tension, Stress - Home Travel and Office Use - Fun for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Providence Spillproof Scoop Plate - 9" Red • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Hand Grip Strengthener, Finger Exerciser, Grip Strength Trainer (6 PCS) NEW MATERIAL Forearm grip workout, Finger Stretcher, Relieve Wrist & Thumb Pain, Carpal tunnel, Great for Rock Climbing and More • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Madisi Golf Pencils with Eraser, 2 HB Half Pencils, 3.5" Mini Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, colorful pencils, 96 Count • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack, Fidget, Sensory Toy, Game for Boys & Girls, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Elongdi Water Beads Pack Rainbow Mix 50,000 Beads Growing Balls, Jelly Water Gel Beads for Spa Refill, Kids Sensory Toys , Vases, Plant, Wedding and Home Decor • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Pink, 2 Pounds • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Handy Basics Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top Accessory (Color May Vary, 1 Bubbler) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Physical Therapy Supplies 15561 Carex Button Hooks, Good Grips Button Hook • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67

Materials cost

$802.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$844.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.03

Total project goal

$993.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$993.55

1 Donor

-$993.55

Donations toward project cost

-$844.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.03

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$0.00

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