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Ms. Umberger from Silver Spring MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

17 Students...17 Different Needs!

My students need resources to strengthen their phonics skills and number sense. They also need flexible seating options and pencil grips to meet their sensory needs. These tools will support my students' individual learning needs.

  • $291 goal

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My Students

I teach first grade in a Maryland Title I school where about 90% of our students receive free and reduced-price meals due to meeting low-income eligibility. Most of the students are English Language Learners, meaning English is not their native language. Last year the community experienced a tragedy from a fire in a neighborhood apartment complex.

Despite these challenges, the students are so thoughtful, inquisitive, and comical.

Their resiliency is truly inspirational. Daily I find myself busting out laughing at the things they do and say, which is the beauty of teaching.

My Project

They will strengthen their phonemic awareness as they build and write words with different phonics patterns. This will support their reading, which is so crucial in first grade. Students will use them during our literacy block.

My students have a variety of learning needs that need to be met in order for them to be successful.

They will also benefit from the wobbly ball seats, pencil grips, and elastic chair bands which will support their fine motor development and sensory needs. My students need to move their bodies to give their brains the stimulation they need in order to focus on learning.

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

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC528BU - Flex-Space Balance Ball Seat - 17" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
FF459 - Magnetic Blends Word Building Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD359 - Ten-Frames Dominoes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF456 - Magnetic Short Vowels Word Building Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF458 - Magnetic Digraphs Word Building Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE591 - Roll & Read Blends & Digraphs Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (2-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Pencil Grip Neon, Universal Ergonomic Training Gripper for Righties and Lefties, 6 Count Assorted Colors (TPG-11306) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69

Materials cost

$201.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$246.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.54

Total project goal

$290.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$290.27

4 Donors

-$290.27

Donations toward project cost

-$246.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.54

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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