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Ms. Brato from Hartford CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basics to Learn the Basics

Help me give my students the basics to learn the very basics to start off the school year.

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My self-contained special needs classroom consists of amazing, unique, loving, energetic little humans! They are vibrant and brave, active, and creative! My students are diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome, ADHD and OCD. Some are verbal, some are non-verbal. All of my students have deficits in communication skills, social skills, and struggle to process sensory information.

Our classroom is bare, our supplies non-existent, yet my amazing students come to school every single day.

Our needs are high while funding is nonexistent, especially with all the extra funding needed for PPE to protect everyone from COVID-19. We are a Title I school which means there was already no funding coming in for needed supplies.

My students deserve the very best and at the very least, deserve the bare minimum that is necessary to help them self-regulate, reduce stress, and provide important sensory stimulation.

My Project

My students are remarkable and unique. These wonderful little ones need hands on materials to learn. My students will utilize the write and wipe boards during literacy and math. These will be helpful for those who cannot complete worksheets. Giant letters and numbers will also be used during literacy and math. These are large enough to use on our magnetic board for all of them to see and use. Lacing items are also needed to help my students work on their fine motor skills.

I was always taught that practice makes perfect... well what better way to practice needed skills than with practice books?!

Ms. Brato
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL628 DoubleSided Magnetic Write Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 2 $17.98
LC177 Giant Magnetic Letters Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC178 Giant Magnetic Numbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC176 Giant Magnetic Letters Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads - Educational Toy With 8 Wooden Beads and 2 Laces • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AA558 Printing Numbers Practice Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
AA555 Printing Letters Practice Book Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
AA565 Printing Letters Practice Book Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99

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