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Mrs. Byrne from W Hempstead NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We've Come to Our Senses

My students need sensory items to improve their ability to maintain attention t task and complete classroom activities. The students love playing in kinetic sand creating sand castles and other structures.

  • $198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently work with children who have a diagnosis of Autism. My students demonstrate maladaptive behaviors and require a school environment with maximum support.

I have created an environment in my classroom that optimizes functional life skills to ensure that these students are active participants in their daily lives.

Sensory breaks are necessary to allow the children to focus better. Sensory toys are also used as reinforcers to motivate the children to complete their work tasks. The students love squishy, colorful soft toys.

My Project

By having the ability to receive appropriate sensory input my students will be able to focus better and maintain attention to tasks. My students take frequent sensory breaks in order to complete their academic activities.

New sensory toys are extremely motivating and also serve as reinforcement for the children to complete their work.

Soft, colorful squishy toys would be used throughout the day to motivate and reinforce children. My sensory toys need updating. Some of the sensory items have broken or been torn by the students. Having a variety of sensory toys decreases the chances of satiation which will keep the students motivated throughout the day.

Mrs. Byrne
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SE201 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 2.2 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 4 $59.96
Tactile Sensory Toys for Autistic Children and Adults. Suitable for Boys or Kids with Autism and ADHD. Office Stress Relief or Calm Down Toy. Flow Ring 3D Kinetic Spring Items • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys For Kids And Adults,Sensory Fidget And Squeeze Widget For Relaxing Therapy-Perfect For ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$135.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$167.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.63

Total project goal

$197.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$197.56

2 Donors

-$197.56

Donations toward project cost

-$167.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.63

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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