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Mrs. Lynch from Roxbury MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building our Independent Leisure Skills with Puzzles!

Help me give my students an opportunity to build and improve their independent leisure skills through a variety of puzzles!

  • $672 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Over 95% of our students qualify for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch. Our school, originally built for 600 K-8 students, now houses over 900 students - 56 of whom have autism! They come from a range of countries across the world and many face struggles no one should ever have to face. I teach 10 students with autism who hail from across the city. They are bright and work so hard to learn, grow, and better the world around them. My students thrive on their daily class and community routine, sharing laughs and working through endless challenges to relate to a world that has trouble understanding their needs. In spite of all this, students in our substantially separate class have access to an education that includes field trips to the community, to work on generalizing their skills, numerous vocational opportunities and fun!

My Project

My students are all middle schoolers that have a desire to do activities and engage in tasks independently! Many of my students with autism need support and structure to build independent leisure skills appropriately. We currently have a wide range of learners in the classroom: some are able to complete 100 piece puzzles with ease, but others need the fine motor support of wooden/large piece puzzles to have the opportunity to build up their skills more gradually.

Puzzles are a preferred leisure skill in my classroom that help my students take a break from academic work while still keeping their minds and bodies busy!

Yet these large piece, wooden puzzles are expensive and we need your support to continue to build our skills! My students who need more support building these skills need access to a wide range of puzzles with varying topics.

These puzzles will help us continue to improve our independent leisure skills and give us a variety of choices so we do not get bored!

Mrs. Lynch
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP216 - Careers Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.99 1 $119.99
FT824 - Puzzle Storage Case • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 3 $119.97
JJ309 - Animals Up Close Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
FF431 - Moods & Emotions Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
FD117 - Indestructible Giant Beads & Patterns • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GT324 - U.S.A. Map Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC107 - Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
FF901 - Fractions Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FF895 - Operations Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LC108 - Pattern Cards for Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

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