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Ms. Bedford from Saint Paul MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Don't Censor Sensory Needs!

Help me give my students sensory materials they need to help calm their bodies and give them the ability to focus and learn.

  • $225 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have twenty-five wonderful, energetic, and curious first-grade students. The students in my classroom speak a variety of languages, eight total. My school is 88% free or reduced price lunch, and that percentage is quickly rising. Forty-nine percent of the students at my school identify as Asian, 26% identify as African American, 14% identify as Hispanic, 10% identify as Caucasian, and 1% identify as American Indian.

My classroom is rich with diversity, and we celebrate each student's identity and culture.

My students are always moving. I use alternative seating, center-based learning, and differentiation to target the needs of all of my students.

In my school, the classrooms are co-taught and have a cluster of students who are just learning English or have special needs. I teach in a special education co-taught classroom. I am passionate about teaching to the needs of each of my students. I do not believe in a "cookie cutter" approach and often have each student working on something different at the same time which creates a need for more supplies.

My Project

My students have a lot of sensory needs. That means they are sensitive to a variety of feelings, touch, light, noise, and textures. I have lights covered in my room to try and dim the brightness for my students that are sensitive to light. In this project, I'm asking for sensory books, sensory gel beads, finger fidgets, a puzzle, a breathing ball, and water timers to help calm my students when they are anxious or having difficulty focusing.

We work very hard, in my classroom, to identify our emotional triggers that get us upset or cause us to have difficulty learning, and then we talk about tools we can use to help us when we have big feelings.

These sensory tools will be great to help my students when they feel themselves becoming escalated.

Ms. Bedford
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP776 - Sensory Marble Mazes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
SE919 - Peekaboo Sensory Fish • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
BESTOMZ 3 Pack Liquid Motion Timer Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
30 Pieces Fidget Toys Stress Relieve Toys, Increase Focus Relieve Stress, Help Children and Adults with ADHD ADD OCD Autism, Depressions and Anxiety Disorders • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Pete the Cat / 24pc Puzzle 10x13 • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Spiky Sensory Ring/Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidget Toys/Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Touch and Feel: Never Touch a Dinosaur • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
Hoberman Mini Sphere ï Neon • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Touch and Feel: Farm (Touch & Feel) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Baby Touch and Feel: Animals • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Bright Baby Touch & Feel Baby Animals (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) • Amazon Business $3.51 1 $3.51

Materials cost

$158.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$190.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.61

Total project goal

$224.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$224.07

2 Donors

-$72.00

Donations toward project cost

-$68.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.30

match offer

-$143.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$121.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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