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Ms. Anna Reno from Mt Pleasant SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Activities For Children

Help me give my students permission to explore other worlds, access to art equipment, and varying materials to explore their social, emotional learning via distance learning. Our children need to process what is currently happening with support.

  • $455 goal

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My Students

As a school psychologist, I am provided the opportunity to work across the district with many different students who are often struggling. Every child I have worked with has exhibited grace in their own specific form and reminded me how each child has a story, an inherent lesson to share, and a reminder that time is often the most beloved gift we are able to provide.

I love that my students are diverse, resilient, hilarious in the face of adversity, trusting, and they often willfully allow help once trust is built.

I am humbled every day by their color and spirit. I have found the easiest way to support children is to allow them to explore academics, creativity, art, and emotions through games, artistic endeavors, and access to materials.

As someone who provides foundations for children to further evolve in their emotional resiliency, access to different materials is necessary to find creative solutions within my home to subsequently help the children I work with from their home. Furthermore, once school resumes, all items will be able to be further used within the school setting. My overall goal is to expand on ways to organize emotional identification and academic priority charts.

My Project

I work with my children who are often struggling and facing adversity. Many children grow up in circumstances without someone able to model/implement emotional identification and subsequent behavior choice. Creativity allows children to better understand this and better understand themselves, be it through drawing, coloring, games, academic challenges requiring resiliency, and most importantly, a stable, continued adult who listens to them when in need.

I need activities, art supplies, books, and workbooks to help support children during this time of unknown; to provide a space to explore, learn, create, and adventure to learn utilizing creative avenues and sense of curiosity.

By utilizing materials myself, I am able to set up activities, teach emotional awareness, help with academics, and support our students during a very difficult time.

Children are natural detectives, creators of questions, and bold in their sense of appreciation for the differences in this world. I would like to further nurture this natural proclivity. My goal post-distance learning, is to implement all materials within the school setting, as I know they are needed and will help further the goal of educating the whole child.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmScope 120X-1200X 52-pcs Kids Beginner Microscope STEM Kit with Metal Body Microscope, Plastic Slides, LED Light and Carrying Box (M30-ABS-KT2-W),White • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
4M 5557 Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit - Easy DIY STEM Toys Lab Experiment Specimens, A Great Educational Gift for Kids & Teens, Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $24.96 1 $24.96
ThinkFun Zingo Bingo Award Winning Preschool Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers Age 4 and Up - One of the Most Popular Board Games for Boys and Girls and their Parents, Amazon Exclusive Version • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Kinetic Sand, Castle Containers 10-Color Pack for Kids Aged 3 and Up, Multicolor • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Wipe Clean: Early Learning Activity Book (Wipe Clean Early Learning Activity Books) • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
Wipe Clean: Early Learning Workbook (Wipe Clean Learning Books) • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up Counting Toy Set, Homeschool, Fine Motor, 76 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
AmScope BS-72P-100S-22 72 Pieces of Pre-Cleaned Blank Microscope Slides (2 Count) • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection Coloring Set, Gift Age 3+ - 152 Count • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Melissa & Doug Easel Paper Rolls (Set of 2) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Learning Journey Match It! Mathematics - STEM Addition and Subtraction Game - Helps to Teach Early Math Facts with 30 Matching Pairs Preschool Games & Gifts for Boys & Girls Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Crayola Pip-Squeaks Skinnies Washable Markers, 64 count, Great for Home or School, Perfect Art Tools • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids: 50 Creative Projects to Spark Curiosity in the Outdoors • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Unicorn Coloring Book: For Kids Ages 4-8 (US Edition) (Silly Bear Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Coloring Pad - Horses, Hearts, Flowers, and More • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Crayola Epic Book of Awesome, All-in-One Coloring Book Set, 288 Pages, Kids Indoor Activities, Gift • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Brain Quest Workbook: Kindergarten • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11
Kindergarten Math Workbook: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Workbook Age 5-7 | Homeschool Kindergarteners | Addition and Subtraction Activities + Worksheets (Homeschooling Activity Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
School Zone - Big Kindergarten Workbook - Ages 5 to 6, Early Reading and Writing, Numbers 0-20, Matching, Story Order, and More (School Zone Big Workbook Series) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Crayola Jumbo Crayons, Assorted Colors, Great Toddler Crayons, 16Count • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Big Letter Tracing for Preschoolers and Toddlers: Handwriting Workbook for Kids, Homeschool Preschool Learning Activities, Alphabet Book Plus Numbers ... years old (preschool books for 2-4 years) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Preschool Math Workbook for Toddlers: Beginner Math, Handwriting, Learning Book with Number Tracing, Counting and Activities Educational For Kids Ages Pre K, 2-5 (preschool books for 2-5 years) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
My First Learn to Write Workbook: Practice for Kids with Pen Control, Line Tracing, Letters, and More! (Kids coloring activity books) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
School Zone - Preschool Scholar Workbook - 64 Pages, Ages 3 to 5, Preschool to Kindergarten, Reading Readiness, Early Math, Science, ABCs, Writing, and More • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Phonics for Kindergarten, Grade K (Home Workbook) • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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