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Mrs. Gordon from Saint Louis MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Toolkit to Be the Best Learner You Can Be!

My students need access to academic and social-emotional supports to help them overcome their challenges and learn!

  • $444 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a school psychologist in a low-income school district, my students are faced with various obstacles both in and out of the classroom. Our school, though wealthy in amazing teachers and wonderful children, lacks the financial ability to provide much needed classroom support. Though many of these children come to school with hungry bellies, disheveled clothing and numerous other struggles you would never know by the smiles on their faces and the love in their hearts. Many of our students have limited access to resources, and have a history of trauma. I work with all students within our school who may need social emotional support, strategies for coping skills, and problem solving skills.

Unfortunately, because the majority of my students have experienced trauma in their lives, this impacts their ability to learn and make progress without extra supports being put in place.

The rewards we experience as teachers are many but there are just as many struggles. All students are capable of learning, but not all students are learn in the same way.

My Project

With the items requested, I am proposing to put together a toolkit of resources that can be used when we identify a student who is struggling in the classroom. This toolkit will include things like fidgets, wiggle seats, pencil grips, and sensory tools. This way, we have resources and ideas at our fingertips, and we will be able to support the students immediately, rather than waiting too long to address their concerns. I work with the most incredible hard-working and selfless teachers, who spend a significant of money out of pocket to meet their students academic needs. I would love to be able to decrease the amount of financial responsibility and stress that teachers have trying to solve their student difficulties alone by providing them with viable intervention resources.

My building has a student support team that works to meet each students individual needs by determining what it is they need to be successful.

The team would use the materials in this toolkit on a trial basis and then the items would come back to the team to help other struggling students!

Your contributions will help our students and teachers greatly by giving them the opportunity to try these resources in the classroom!

If you are able to donate, any amount helps!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my school and how you could make an impact in this school year!

Mrs. Gordon
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School - ADHD Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Chairs - Bounce Fidget Band by Solace (10-Pack) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Crazy Aaron's 11 Pack Putty Mini Tin Assortment. • Amazon Business $36.74 1 $36.74
Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids:: Inflatable Wobble Cushion/Wiggle Cushion, Ideal Wiggle Seats for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity & Other Special Needs | Perfect for Classroom & Home :: Ages 3 & up, 13 x • Amazon Business $16.97 2 $33.94
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Red • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Learning Loft Eye Lighter Colored Overlays for Reading, Assorted, 6 Piece • Amazon Business $10.04 2 $20.08
CoolSand 3D Sand Box – Kinetic Play Sand For All Ages – Includes: 10 Shaping Molds, 12 Dino Figures, 1 lb. of Cool Sand and 3D Tray - Dino Discovery Edition • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Pencil Grip Neon, Universal Ergonomic Training Gripper for Righties and Lefties, 6 Count Assorted Colors (TPG-11306) • Amazon Business $9.36 2 $18.72
WATINC Random 30 pcs Squishies Cream Scented Slow Rising Kawaii Simulation Lovely Toy Medium Mini Soft Food squishies, Phone Straps (30P Donuts) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Chair Bands for Kids with Fidgety Feet :: Fidget Bands for School Classroom Chairs, Ideal for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity :: 20" x 2" x 3/64", Affordable Alternative to Bouncy Bands • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
10 x Dyslexia Reading Rulers with Colour Overlay. Recommended for Irlens, Dyslexic, ADHD and Visual Stress • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
DNA Stress Ball by VITAL TOYS- 3 Pack- Stress Balls for Kids Anxiety- Sensory Toys for Autistic Children- Stress Relief Fidgets for Classroom, Travel & More- Squeeze Ball for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Spiky Sensory Ring/Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidget Toys/Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Starting Blocks Plus Bundle- One Finger Spacer Handwriting Tool, Green and Two Finger Spacer Handwriting Tool, Blue • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Toysmith Pin Art (Black Frame 3.75-Inch x 5-Inch) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Guided Reading Strips Asst. Set of 7 (Colored Overlays) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

Materials cost

$341.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$376.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.51

Total project goal

$443.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$443.41

3 Donors

-$165.05

Donations toward project cost

-$156.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

match offer

-$258.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$220.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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