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Mrs. Chesnut from Mission Viejo CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging through Gaming!

My students need interactive games to make learning fun! One of the most important factors in student's learning is engagement and kids love to learn through games.

  • $287 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom are in grades kindergarten through 3rd grade. They have a range of disabilities, which I view as making our classroom that much more fun! I also service students in the general education classrooms that need extra support. All of these students are no different than any other kids- they have unique needs that require some supplemental materials to make them successful in the classroom.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for considering to help the students in my classroom.

I truly believe in every single one of my students. I wake up everyday of the week asking myself if I would want to be a student in my classroom. My goal is to make every single one of my students feel safe and successful. By having these materials, I hope to achieve my goal.

My Project

Studies show that one of the leading factors in learning is engagement. Students who are excited and participating members of the activity are much more likely to learn the content. This project includes hands on games for the following concepts: time, money, and alphabet recognition and sounds. My students will play these games during math or language arts stations. They won't even know they are learning since they are playing games.!

Once a week, we will games like Pete the Cat, Learn to Code, and Slot-a- Builders during our social skills block.

During this time, we practice taking turns, asking questions , as well as a variety of other social skills during this time.

We will use the squiggle wiggle writer pens in our sensory baskets. Our students are provided opportunities to use an item from the basket throughout the day for a quick break. The wiggle pens will give our student's sensory system the reset they need to maintain focus. We will use the stability cushion for student's who need sensory input during the day to increase focus. The earmuff will be used for student's who are sensitive to sound and/or who struggle with focusing with noise in the classroom.

Mrs. Chesnut
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 15 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT221 - Slot-A-Shape Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT760 - Learn to Code File Folder Games - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
Electric Pencil Sharpener - Battery Operated (No Cord) - Ideal For No. 2 and Colored Pencils (Drawing, Coloring) - Small and Durable - Kid Friendly - Artist , Students , and Professionals • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Squiggle Wiggle Writer - 2 pack • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Game • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Spin & Seek ABC Game • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Mpow Kids Safety Ear Muffs, NRR 25dB Professional Noise Reduction Shooter Hearing Protection, Ear Defenders for Shooting Range Hunting for Children, Infants, Small Adults, Women (Blue) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
JJ391 - Time Bingo • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
JJ396 - Money Bingo • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Eric Carle Surprise Slides Game • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92

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