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Mrs. Watkins from Peoria IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Balls & Bubbles... Oh My!

Help me give my students new books that go along with the preschool teachers' units, new fidgets for my sensory students and a new laminator because mine broke after years of use.

  • $498 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I provide speech and language therapy for three to five-year-old children in an early childhood education center. My students often have risk factors and most are in a special education setting. I work with students that have developmental delays, selective mutism, autism, and speech and language delays.

My students work on functional communication, vocabulary, social skills, basic concepts, listening and following directions, and speech sound production to improve communication skills in the classroom and home environments.

The goal is to better prepare my students for kindergarten.

My Project

I like to support the classroom teachers' by focusing on the themed vocabulary of the classroom. Keeping my library up to date is essential for this. I also need to update my selection of fidget toys as most have been broken by the little hands that use them. New fidget and sensory toys are used as reinforcers to complete speech and language tasks or are given to the student when they need specific input to help them manage their day.

I strive to keep up on fun, engaging materials that support classroom teachings while shifting the focus to increasing functional communication.

These new books, coordinating manipulatives, and sensory toys will allow me to do just that!

Mrs. Watkins
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind Sensory Fidget Tubes, Anxiety Relief Toy, Occupational Therapy Toys, Fidget Toys for Kids, Kids Sensory Toys for Sensory Play, Play Therapy Toys, Calm Down Corner Must Haves (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $22.54 1 $22.54
Liquimo Spiral 3 Pack Liquid Motion Bubbler Timers for Kids and Adults, Hourglass Bubbler Timer Set in Gift Box, Fidget Sensory Toys for Autistic Children, Desk Accessories, Holiday Stocking Stuffers • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Imagination Generation Baker's Dozen Wooden Donuts, 13 Assorted Colorful Wood Eats! Pastries • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Baby Sensory Bin Shape Sorter Toys Sensory Toys for Autistic Children Developmental STEM toys Baby Toys 9 10 12-18 Months Birthday Gift for 1 Year Old Boys Girls Montessori Toys for Toddlers Age 1 2 3 • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Scotch Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System for a Professional Finish, Use for Home, Office or School, Suitable for use with Photos (TL901X) • Amazon Business $18.74 1 $18.74
Trashy Town • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Briarpatch I Spy Dig In Game-, Multi (06101) • Amazon Business $16.44 1 $16.44
Snowmen At Work • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
6 Pack Pop Stress Balls Fidget Toy,3D Push Bubble Pop Fidget Toy for Its Autism/Autistic Stress Relief,Poppers Sensory Party Favors Ball Fidget Toys Set Gifts for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Please, Mr. Panda • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
The Ball Book: Footballs, Meatballs, Eyeballs & More Balls! • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
12 Pieces Mini Stress Balls 2.5 Inches Foam Sports Balls for Kids, Includes Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball Soft Balls for Stress Relief, Party Favor, Ball Games • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Stick Man • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Secret Pizza Party • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Things That Go: Pop-Up Surprise Under Every Flap! • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Sensory Water Beads Toy for Kids 6 Pack, Shapes Learning Toy for Toddlers, Fidget Stress Toys for Autism/ Anxiety Relief for Adults,Bean Bags Great for Cornhole Tossing Carnival Backyard Outdoor Game • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Lysol Disinfectant Wipes, Multi-Surface Antibacterial Cleaning Wipes, For Disinfecting and Cleaning, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count (Pack of 3)​ • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
I'll Wait, Mr. Panda • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Winter Is Here • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Dinosaurs Valentine's Day: Picture Book For Preschoolers & Toddlers. Ideal for ages 2-6. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
When Spring Comes • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sneezy the Snowman • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ball (Baby Unplugged) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Babies Love Valentines (Children's Board Book Gifts for Valentine's Day; for Babies and Toddlers Ages 0-4) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Run, Turkey, Run! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Santa's Stuck • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91

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