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Ms. Lee from Washington DC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Sensory-Focused Reading Room

Help me give my students sensory fidgets, book storage containers, flash cards, and snacks.

  • $435 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a 100% free and reduced price lunch, Pre-K-3 through 5th grade school, at the heart of Washington, DC. This school year, I teach kindergarten and 1st grade reading intervention to a group of focused and motivated students, who despite disadvantages, work hard to catch up in literacy, rising above the challenges of disabilities, language delays and more.

We push through challenges in reading and life as a team, struggling often, celebrating always, and above all, never giving up.

My students are so thankful and appreciative of having access to supplies in the classroom which further support their success this school year.

My Project

I work with kindergarten and first grade young readers with special needs to support their literacy development. We are asking for Fundations flash cards because our current set is missing a letter (we are missing out on our practice of "s-snake-ssssss"... a personal favorite!), as well as organizational bins for our classroom leveled library. We have readers on all levels, so this helps us to organize our books so students know exactly which options they can choose from to work towards their individual reading goals. We are also asking for snacks -- we use these as rewards, along with stickers, at the end of our sessions.

Finally, due to the special needs of the students, including the unique needs of students with ADHD and autism, we are asking for sensory tools like putty, stress balls, and fidgets to help students direct their energy during our work time.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA758X - Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 2 $69.98
Fundations® LARGE SOUND CARDS K • Amazon Business $63.27 1 $63.27
Bic Ultra Round Stic Grip Ball Point Pens, Medium Point, 1.2 mm, Black Ink (24 Pens) • Amazon Business $11.75 4 $47.00
Cheez-It Crackers, Original, 1.5 Oz., 45/Carton (71717) • Staples Advantage $25.99 1 $25.99
SE120 - Swirling Glitter Sensory Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
ES130 - Hoberman Fidget Sphere • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
DS434 - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DS436 - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Teal • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DS432 - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do, Revised and Updated • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
DE191 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pocket - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.49 4 $9.96
Scotch Magic Tape w/Refillable Dispenser, Invisible, Write On, Matte Finish, 1/2" x 12.5 yds. 1" Core, 1 Roll (104) • Staples Advantage $2.29 4 $9.16

Materials cost

$315.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$368.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.11

Total project goal

$434.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.09

3 Donors

-$268.00

Donations toward project cost

-$227.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.20

match offer

-$166.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$141.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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