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  • $841 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Teacher Truillo
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 19 donors
  • $0 still needed

Wanted: A Sensory Classroom for Deserving Students

My students need therapy balls, bean bag chairs, sensory lights, weighted blankets, and a swing.

My Students

Our school is a dynamic, progressive school in Yuma County, Arizona. It is committed to providing the highest quality education to every student.Each student receives a free breakfast and a free lunch as it is a low income school.

My self-contained classroom warms my heart.

My students range from autistic, deaf and down syndrome to mild intellectual disabilities. I have an empty classroom that I would love to convert to a sensory classroom. I want a place that my students can go to and relax on a bean bag chair, or have a swing to swing on. My dream is to provide a sensory room for them that meets their needs and helps them to feel calm.

My Project

It is my dream to provide a sensory classroom for my students. Right now all I have is an empty classroom with tables and chairs. I want a place for them to retreat to, to help them to stimulate their senses with a new rocker and ball pit. Time spent in a sensory classroom has been proven to increase concentration, focus attention, improve alertness, and to improve mobilization, creativity, social relations and communications, and general awareness of the surrounding world.

Providing a sensory environment for my students can open up a whole new world for them.

Providing a stimulating environment will:

Increase concentration and focus attention, improve coordination and motor development, promote cognitive development by increased brain function, lead students to explore their environment, provide a feeling of safety and security, and be an unrestrained atmosphere where participants feel able to enjoy themselves.

It will improve their creativity, promote social interactions, promote mental and physical relaxation- their stress levels will drop dramatically!

With the help of your generous donations to my sensory classroom, it will not only result in more calmness and lower aggressive behaviors for my students, but it will also increase their opportunity for choice and self-determination, and improve their communication skills. I thank you for your generosity!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALL PIT DURAPIT • School Specialty $323.75 1 $323.75
SENSAROCK - INFLATABLE ROCKER • School Specialty $143.41 1 $143.41
KIT BALL SENSORY BALL PACK • School Specialty $77.38 1 $77.38
CYLINDERS SENSORY ULTRAFOAM CHOPPED NOODLES • School Specialty $32.20 1 $32.20

Materials cost

$576.74

Vendor shipping charges

$57.67

State sales tax

$41.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$714.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.05

Total project goal

$840.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$840.35

17 Donors

-$796.53

Donations toward project cost

-$684.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.98

Matching donations from our partners

-$35.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$29.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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19 donors19 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 6 students.

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