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Ms. Andrews from Carbondale CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Early Childhood Special Educator Tool Kit!

Help me give my students basic tools to learn valuable cognitive, social-emotional and language skills!

  • $721 goal

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My Students

I am an early childhood special education teacher in Carbondale, Colorado. I work with over 50 children, ages 3-5, who have a whole spectrum of unique needs. They also have a variety of interests from sensory activities and art projects to learning about their surroundings through different experiences. We often work on activities that include basic categorization and discrimination between shape, size etc. I work with children on counting and recognition of objects, shapes, colors, letters and numbers as well as key early learning concepts of turn taking, sharing and emotional identification.

Many of the children I work with need a variety of sensory input to learn about and interact more effectively with their environment.

These include sensory balls, bubbles, play-doh and similar materials. Many of my children also need social-emotional learning tools and supports. Regardless of the challenges they may face, they are eager to learn. There is no greater gift than watching a young child light up with understanding as they try something new!

My Project

It has been found that 90% of the brain is fully developed by age 5. My special education students, ages 3-5, are learning basic pre-academic concepts and social-emotional skills.

My students need supplementary tools and materials to help them succeed in a pre-academic setting so that they are fully prepared for kindergarten and beyond!

With these materials, we will be learning basic concepts such as object identification, categorization, letter recognition, and counting. Since, social-emotional development is so important at this age, I will also use these materials to teach self-regulatory skills, turn-taking, sharing and emotional identification skills. My children love to learn and these materials will give them the extra supports they need to fully access their everyday classroom experiences.

Ms. Andrews
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Super Sorting Set with Cards • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Milliard Kid's Stepping Balance Buckets 6-Pack with Blue, Red, Yellow with Anti-Skid Pads on Bottom, Stackable. for Gross Motor, Coordination, Exercise Fun, Balancing. Great for Home and School use. • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Learning Resources Crocodile Hop Floor Game • Amazon Business $32.98 1 $32.98
KIDDY DOUGH Deluxe Mega Dough Set Includes 12 2oz Dough Cans - Pasta Factory, Candy Shop, Factory Playset, Ice Cream Shop, Animal Dough Cutters a Other Popular Modeling Tool Sets - Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
17 Pack Sensory Fidget Toys Set-Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Stretchy String/Infinity Cube//Mesh and Marble Stress Relief Therapy Hand Toys for Children and Adults Relief Anxiety • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Peaceable Kingdom Feed The Woozle Preschool Skills Builder Game • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Akro-Mils 66486 CLDBL 12-Gallon Plastic Storage KeepBox with Attached Lid, 21-1/2-Inch by 15-Inch by 12-1/2-Inch, Semi Clear • Amazon Business $21.79 1 $21.79
Ranvi Wooden Pretend Play Cutting Fruit Food Set, Kitchen Puzzle Toys with Chopping Block Knife for Toddlers Wooden Cutting Puzzles - Cake • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Life Made Better Carrying Organizer Case, Compatible with Magformers and Magna Tiles, This Case is not Created by Magnaformers or Magna Tiles • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game • Amazon Business $18.52 1 $18.52
Neon Mesh Squish Ball - 3 inches Cool and Fun Stress Reliever Squishy - 12 Pack - Great Party Favor, Party Bag Stuffer, Gift Ideas - Therapy Ball – by Kidsco • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Quack! Ribbit! Roar!: Interactive Children's Slide and Sound Book • Amazon Business $17.05 1 $17.05
Squeeze Soft Puffer Balls (Pack of 12) Large & Thick Premium-Quality, in Assorted Neon Colors, Fun Fidget Sensory Toy, Awesome Party Favor, Gift Bag Filler • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
World of Eric Carle, Hear Bear Roar 30 Animal Sound Book - PI Kids (The World of Eric Carle: Play-a-sound) • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
TecUnite 4 Pieces Chewing Necklace Chewy for Boys and Girls, Teething Silicone Chew Necklace Pendants for Mom to Wear, 4 Colors (Style B) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
IQ Toys 30 Piece Color by Food Sorting Set with 5 Color Coded Buckets. Complete Pretend Play and Learning Set • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners | Perfect for Home or Office | 3/4in Coins | Pack of 200 | White • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Peaceable Kingdom Sticker Fun Funny Faces Reusable Sticker Tote • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tot Tutors Kids' Primary Colors Small Storage Bins, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
BeYumi Marble Fidget Toys (20 PCS) - Relieve Stress, Increase Focus, Soothing Marble and Mesh Fidgets for Children, Adults, Kid and Those with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Three Grumpy Trucks • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Li’l Gen Water Beads with Fine Motor Skills Toy Set, Non-Toxic Water Sensory Toy for Kids - 20,000 Beads with 2 Scoops and Tweezers for Early Skill Development • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Battat – Hide & Seek Alphabet Pop-Up – 50 Shapes Colors Letters Numbers – Learning Toys for Toddlers – Phthalates & Bpa Free • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Enthur Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys Build Resistance Squeeze Pull - Good for kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms 12 Pack (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Colorful Stretch Strings for ADD, ADHD, Autism Stretch Toy Stress Anxiety Reliever Fidget Toy Sensory Toys, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
16 Feet Length 0.75 Inch Width Hook and Loop with Strong Self Adhesive Tape Strip Fastener (White) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Battat - Sort & Stack - Educational Stacking Cups with Numbers and Shapes for Toddlers • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pads Set: Adventure - 245+ Stickers • Amazon Business $8.23 1 $8.23
Fidget Ring EURICA Fidget Toys Spiky Sensory Finger Rings Sensory Toys for Adults Kids Massage Finger Ring Tactile Massager Finger Massager Acupressure Ring for Fidget ADD ADHD OCD Autism Pack of 15 • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79

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