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Mr. Henney from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Bang Theory in Real Time

Help me give my students learn social skills through a variety of modalities like the Franklin Learning Center games, music, and a warm comforting classroom environment.

  • $674 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are gifted and highly intelligent. They are a delightful bunch with interests as varied as circuit engineering, crafting, and even cycling. Academic learning usually comes easy to them. What does not come easy to them is what has been called the hidden curriculum: social skills, executive functioning, problem solving.

My students have often been compared to Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory.

They are insightful brilliant, yet they often can be oblivious to the simplest social clues of their peers and teachers. This often results in embarrassment, but sometimes even a meltdown. While they are fun loving and have a desire to blend in and make friends, they often feel alienated because interaction with others can challenging to understand.

My Project

Help end the maddening meltdowns and reroute the trail of tears to the principal's office. Provide learning opportunities to my little "Sheldon"ites in a safe and comfortable learning environment.

We are in a time when kids are engrossed in video games.

Learning has to be more than the boring round the table question and answer of yesteryear. Children respond to fun, and why shouldn't learning be fun? The multi varied games selected will not only be amusing and engaging to the child on the spectrum, but they will teach in real time the social skills that my students need to be successful in the classroom on the playground, and in life.

These games, the record player, and even the lamp will spice up an otherwise blah classroom. My social skills lunch groups will become a time of learning enjoyment like know other time! Yes, students may forget to eat their lunch while participating, but they will now leave lunch group with more than the nutrients of the four food groups, they will leave will tools and skills - transforming from the awkward yet amusing, to the charming and capable students that I know they are capable of being!

Mr. Henney
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crosley CR704D-PA Musician 3-Speed Turntable with Radio, CD/Cassette Player, Aux-in and Bluetooth, Paprika • Amazon Business $129.92 1 $129.92
Unique Loom Reza Collection Classic Traditional Green Round Rug (8' x 8') • Amazon Business $79.61 1 $79.61
Boundaries Baseball • Amazon Business $49.90 1 $49.90
Friendship Island • Amazon Business $49.90 1 $49.90
Franklin Learning Impulse Control Board Game • Amazon Business $49.90 1 $49.90
Light Accents Medusa grey floor lamp with multicolor acrylic shades • Amazon Business $39.45 1 $39.45
Empathy Is My Superpower: A Story About Showing You Care (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
Franklin Learning Systems "Count On Me" Board Game - Teaching Responsibility • Amazon Business $21.65 1 $21.65
Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game that Teaches Mindfulness for Kids, Teens and Adults | Effective for Self Care, Communication Skills | 40 Cards for Play Therapy • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
Aggravation Game Retro Series 1989 Edition • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Cheaters Never Prosper (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Spacing Out!: Discovering the Importance of Completing Tasks • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
What’s in It for Me? (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Of Course It's a Big Deal (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
It Was Just Right Here! (Executive FUNction) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58

Materials cost

$534.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$572.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.03

Total project goal

$673.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$673.53

7 Donors

-$671.76

Donations toward project cost

-$572.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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