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Ms. Mihalek from East Chicago IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Distance Learning Materials for Students With Moderate/Severe Needs!

Help me give my students hand on materials and support during distance learning.

  • $546 goal

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My Students

I teach in an urban setting in a school setting that has over 95% free/reduced meals. We work with amazing students who are so excited to be a part of our classroom and school.

My classroom is a self contained setting working with students who have moderate to severe cognitive and/or physical disabilities.

These are the students who greet us everyday with a huge smile ready to face whatever is coming their way.

During the recent shelter in place my coworker and I made multiple sets of distance learning packets that were delivered with no contact to the students. We worked hard to keep these items separate, sanitary and on each students level of ability..

My Project

Distance learning is difficult when you don't have all of the materials needed to be successful. Support will allow the teacher and staff to create virtual learning projects that can be changed daily and targeted to the students individual needs The hands on materials will assist the individual student in the development of their fine motor skills, letter recognition, math skills, writing, word recognition and social interactions. The white board will provide them with the preferred vertical surface for hand writing; and can also be utilized for math skills and core word development while keeping our students engaged and productive.

Ms. Mihalek
Grades 3-5
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
X-bet MAGNET Alphabet Magnets - Magnetic Letters - ABC Magnets - 78 Foam Letters - 26 Kids Magnetic Numbers - Dry Erase Board for Kids - Fridge Toddler Magnets for Kids • Amazon Business $18.59 14 $260.26
Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook - Calendar, To-Do Lists, and Note Template Pages with 1 Pilot Frixion Pen & 1 Microfiber Cloth Included - Atomic Red Cover, Letter Size (8.5" x 11") • Amazon Business $37.00 1 $37.00
Gorilla Kids Disappearing Purple Glue Sticks, Two 6 gram Sticks, (Bulk Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $35.95 1 $35.95
Z Zicome 4 Pack Magnetic White Board Eraser for Home, School and Office - 4 X 2.3 X 0.8 Inch • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Magnetic Dry Erase Markers - 14 Pcs 7 Color Whiteboard Markers with Eraser Cap, Low Odor Dry Erase Markers for Glass/Whiteboard/Porcelain/Plastic/School/Office • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
KIDMEN 2 Holes Pencil Sharpener,Pencil Sharpener for Kids,Pencil Sharpener Handheld-12 PACK • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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