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Mrs. Zgrabik from Elyria OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

AAGGGHHH!! Shark Week

My students need blow up sharks, fake shark fins, shark hand puppets, shark shower caps, a light up shark, shark bath tub toys, shark squirts, and a shark action figure.

  • $236 goal

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My Students

I work with a great group of students who happen to have severe mental and physical disabilities. The school I work for is a school that provides services for students who need accommodations that public schools have a difficult time providing. I like to highlight my students' abilities rather than focus on their disabilities.

I teach students with severe cognitive and physical impairments aged 5-21 years in a school that specializes in working with these students.

Our school is located in an impoverished urban area where most of the students participate in the free lunch program. Unfortunately, due to recent economic hardships financial cuts have been made to not only our school but our entire community which inhibits our ability to order necessary materials.

All of my students have multiple handicaps. My students' handicaps range from being nonverbal to relying on a wheelchair for mobility. Our entire school serves students with the most profound mental and physical disabilities. Our school is very important to our community.

My Project

My students need blow up sharks, fake shark fins, shark hand puppets, shark shower caps, a light up shark, shark bath tub toys, shark squirts, and a shark action figure. The materials that I am requesting for my students will help them explore "shark week" on many different levels from a ride on shark toy to shark fins they can wear and become a shark themselves, sharks they can swim around the pool or a shark game that they can play with their peers.

Students will be able to "swim with the sharks" by playing with the different shark pool toys or better yet become a shark themselves and swim around the pool!

By donating to our project, you will not only help improve student attention and focus but you will make swim time fun and enjoyable for them! My goal is to encourage movement in the water by providing an array of manipulatives to encourage independent movement in the water.

Mrs. Zgrabik
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shark Fin Costume Accessory 12"/Party Gag/Costume/Luau/Pool Party/Beach Party • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Ace Select Shower Cap Shark Kids Shape Shower Hat Baby Bath Cap - Sliver • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
24" L Inflatable Shark Ocean Life Animal Zoo • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Spark Shark Fish Hunt Pool Game With 2 Nets and 6 Fish to Catch • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Spark Shark Toss and Catch Net Pool Game With 2 Balls • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Shark Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Intex Great White Shark Ride-On, 68" X 42", for Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Warm Fuzzy Toys Sharks Tub • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Shark Toy Animals (12 Count) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Rittle Cute Whale Shark, Light-up Sea Animal Bath Toy • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mini Shark Squirts (1 dz) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
US Toy Toy Shark Action Figure, 14" • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80

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