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Mrs. Leonard from East Bend NC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Our Senses to Learn!

Help me give my students new tricycle helmets and science/sensory materials to help them investigate and explore the world around them.

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

One word to describe my students is...Amazing! My little ones come to me with an eagerness to learn and it is my goal to instill a lifelong love of learning in them. For most of them, my classroom is their first school experience.

Each day, they are learning to socialize with peers by sharing, problem-solving, cooperating, and even contributing to a class.

They come each day to gain a sense of who they are away from home and learn best through movement, play, and interactions with their peers.

My Project

My students are in need of some science/sensory materials to use.

When engaged in sensory play children use all of their senses.

It promotes sensory integration which is the ability of the body to integrate and process all of the information it receives via the sensory modalities of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and vision. As children pour, dump, build, scoop, and explore they are learning about spatial concepts (full, empty). They learn pre-math concepts along with language and vocabulary. Messy play can be calming to children. It is not just about making a mess and getting dirty; it is an essential component to learning that encourages exploration and discovery through play.

I have also included tricycle helmets in this project only because we are in dire need of them. Our old helmets have dry rotted and are unusable.

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our project!

Mrs. Leonard
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toddler's Safety Helmet - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 5 $67.30
Child's Safety Helmet Size Small - Fluorescent Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 5 $67.30
Splash Pads - Set of 10 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.46 1 $49.46
Sensory Tray Accessory Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $45.86 1 $45.86
Light Table Discovery Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $45.86 1 $45.86
Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Root Vue Farm Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.46 1 $31.46
Eye Droppers (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.36 1 $5.36

Materials cost

$348.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.53

Total project goal

$483.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$483.51

7 Donors

-$390.00

Donations toward project cost

-$331.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.35

match offer

-$93.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$79.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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