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Ms. Campana from Youngstown OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Day In PreK

My students need learning toys such as magnetic building blocks and materials such as kinetic sand and soothing musical CDs to help them have a successful day in PreK.

  • $683 goal

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My Students

The students in our classroom come from diverse backgrounds and several of the families do not speak English as their first language. They range in age from 3 years old to 5 years old. The students come from a very low-income area and all of the students qualify for free lunch. A number of the students in the class come from single parent homes and/or are being raised by their grandparents or other family members.

The preschoolers in our class come to school excited and ready to learn and experience new things.

There are typically developing students as well as students who receive special education services in the classroom. The families of the students in our classroom love their children and want the absolute best for them.

My Project

My students are requesting materials that will help them have an amazing day in PreK. We are requesting materials such as puzzles, learning toys and materials that will help us increase our critical thinking skills.

We are also working on our social skills and self-regulation of our emotions; the social-emotional materials will help my students learn and practice the skills that they will be able to learn while using the materials that we are requesting.

I am requesting soothing musical CDs to help set a calming environment for the students. There is something about music that can set the tone of the room. The fidgets and fine motor materials that are being requested can and will be used to help the students focus and/or refocus when they are in need of some extra help self-regulating.

"Almost all children respond to music. Music is an open-sesame, and if you can use it carefully and appropriately, you can reach into that child's potential for development." Dr. Clive Robbins

The students in my room will greatly benefit from the materials requested academically, socially, and emotionally. I strongly believe that the materials requested will be beneficial for the students in all areas.

The magnetic and other building materials and interlocking snowflake discs will help the students to hone in on and improve upon their critical thinking skills.

Ms. Campana
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kinetic Sand - Sandbox & Molds Activity Set (Colors Vary) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Zoom Brothers Mini Magnetic Block Building Set - 70 Piece Travel Set for Toddlers, Kids, Boys and Girls with Carry Case - STEM Toy - Creative, Fun and Educational • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
CoolSand Deluxe Bucket Kinetic Play Sand With Inflatable Sandbox – Learning Set Edition • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Fidgeteez Set of 12 Chair Bands. Helps Improve Focus in the Classroom. Bounce or Stretch the Bands. Works for ADD, ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Needs. Silent and Non-Disruptive. • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
22 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Set Liquid Motion Timer/Fidget Cube/Flippy Chain/Stretchy String/Twisted/Squeeze-a-Bean Soybeans/Slime/Mesh & Marble for ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety Relief Adult Kids • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
MENTAL BLOX CRITICAL THINKING GAME • Amazon Business $20.19 1 $20.19
Skoolzy Peg Board Set - Montessori Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Toy for Toddlers and Preschoolers. 30 Pegs in Board for Color Recognition Sorting Counting - 30pg Activity Pegboard Download • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Brightly Colored Stackable Pegs and Peg Board Set / Montessori Educational Toy for Toddlers and Kids + Pattern Card + Drawstring Backpack for portability and neat storage + Ebook by Tuddler • Amazon Business $17.87 1 $17.87
CoolSand 2 lb. Refill Package, Kinetic Play sand for All Ages - Patented Formula - (Natural) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of AC/DC • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Vidatoy Special Edition 324 Pcs Pegboard Mushroom Nails Jigsaw Peg Puzzle Game With Numbers and Letters Nails (Random Colors) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Black Sabbath • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Metallica • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
DNA Stress-Relief Sensory Stress Balls by Nyft Toys | Squishy Stress Toys | Squeezing Rubber Ball for Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits, & More | The Calming Fidget Toy for Kids and Adults | 3 Pack • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Queen • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Guns N' Roses • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
PlayShire Brain Flakes – LARGE 500 + 100 EXTRA Pieces STEM Toy Set. FREE 30+ Designs Idea Book | NON-TOXIC Kids Toy | Educational & Creative Construction / Building Toy | Fun Learning Boys & Girls Toy • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
AxeSickle 24pcs Preschool childrens apron, Non woven painting aprons, Pre Kindergarten Kids Aprons for Classroom, Community Event and Art Painting Activity 12 Colors personalized aprons for children. • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Melissa & Doug Busy Barn Shaped Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (32 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Lullaby Renditions of Iron Maiden • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Melissa & Doug USA Map Floor Puzzle (51 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Underwater Ocean Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Building Site Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet long) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Traffic Jam Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (24 pcs, 2 x 3 feet long) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Water Gel Beads(Almost 40,000pcs)Water Jelly Pearls Rainbow Mix for Kids Sensory Playing, Wedding Home Decoration,Plants Vase Filler Sold by Jangostor • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Melissa & Doug Safari Social Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (24 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Dawn Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (24 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Mosaic Puzzle Jigsaw Puzzles Pegboard Building Blocks Game Kindergarten Diy Creative Educational Toys for Kid Girls Boys,Random Delivery • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Clip Connect 100 Pieces | Diameter of 1.5 Inches | Interlocking Solid Plastic Building Blocks Discs Set STEM Educational Toy for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls | Safe Material for Kids • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.03 1 $8.03
Brain Tetris Block , Early Education 40-PCS Colorful Wooden Tangram Jigsaw Puzzles Intelligence Puzzle for Preschool Children Kids (B) • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
FIDGET TOYS(Package of 10, 5 colors) Stress Relieve toy, Focus Enhance, Soothing Marble Fidgets for Children and Adults, has helped with ADHD ADD OCD Autism, Depressions and Anxiety disorders • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Acerich 3 Pack Squeeze-a-Bean Puchi Puti Mugen Edamame Keychain Keyring Extrusion Bean Pea Soybean Toys Gift • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Melissa & Doug 60 Piece Land of Dinosaurs Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Wikki Stix For Doodlers Molding & Sculpting Sticks • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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