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Mrs. Howard from Midland TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Independence!

Help me give my students supplies for our room. My students need velcro for centers and schedules,a sand and water table for sensory time, shoebox tasks to work on fine motor skills, and cardstock for centers.

  • $1,175 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an amazingly diverse group of special education students. They range in age, ability level, and disability. They are extremely eager to learn and love exploring the materials we have in class.

Despite the hardships that come with such a diverse group, they all working together to keep us learning and growing as a team.These kids will grow up and must have a place in this world!

They deserve the very best that education has to offer and every chance at a successful life!

My Project

Each of these materials will offer my unique students a chance to build independence and increase their fine motor skills. The sand and water table, along with kinetic sand, will allow them to shape and mold items, practice with cookie cutters, and create from their imagination.

Many of my students need practice with basic tasks so that later on in life they can get jobs and become functioning members of society.

The Shoebox tasks help them to improve and perfect basic skills such as folding, clipping, stuffing, and sorting. This will help them in the workforce as they age, vastly improving their quality of adult life.

Mrs. Howard
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Basic curriculum tasks 1-16 • Shoebox Tasks $325.00 1 $325.00
ECR4Kids Assorted Colors Sand and Water Adjustable Activity Play Table Center with Lids, Square (2-Station) • Amazon Business $134.99 1 $134.99
Printworks White Cardstock, 67 lb, 96 Bright, SFI Certified, Perfect for School and Craft Projects, 8.5 x 11 inches, (5 pack bundle) 1250 Sheets (00554C) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Crystal Clear Thermal Laminating Pouches - Pack of 200 Sheets (9" x 11.5") • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
Melissa & Doug Fridge Groceries Play Food Cartons (8 pcs) - Toy Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Chutes and Ladders and Connect 4 Game Bundle • Amazon Business $23.76 1 $23.76
Melissa & Doug Prepare & Serve Pasta • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Sandwich-Making Set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Triple-Layer Party Cake Wooden Play Food Set • Amazon Business $18.39 1 $18.39
Melissa & Doug Wooden Make-a-Cake Mixer Set (11 pcs) - Play Food and Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
Melissa & Doug Pizza Party Wooden Play Food Set With 54 Toppings • Amazon Business $16.30 1 $16.30
Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Wooden Cookie Play Food Set • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
Caydo 24 Pieces 12 Colors Children's Artists Fabric Aprons for Kitchen, Classroom, Community Event, Crafts and Art Painting Activity • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Melissa & Doug Bread and Butter Toaster Set (9 pcs) - Wooden Play Food and Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Melissa & Doug Favorite Condiments Play Food Set • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Matching Eggs, Shapes and Colors Educational Toys Set Puzzle Sorting Eggs Game Improve Motor Skills, Age 3+, Set of 12 Eggs • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
AIEX AIEX 39.37 Feet/12m Hook And Loop Self Adhesive Tape Roll With Gift Scissors (White) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kinetic Sand The One and Only, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Learning Journey My First Match It - Head and Tails - 15 Self-Correcting Animal Matching Puzzles • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Learning Journey My First Match It - Colors and Shapes - 15 Self-Correcting Matching Puzzles for Preschoolers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Learning Journey My First Match It - Dinosaurs - 15 Self-Correcting Matching Puzzles • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Cans Play Food Kitchen Accessory - 10 Stackable Cans With Removable Lids • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
Melissa & Doug Grocery Boxes for Pretend Kitchens and Shopping (11 Piece) • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
TS281 - Easy-Squeeze Scissors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.79 3 $8.37
The Learning Journey Match It! - Who Am I? - Self-Correcting Matching Puzzle Set • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Teacher Created Resources (5618) Chalkboard Brights Stickers • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19

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