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Ms. Tina from Stockton CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing Little Minds

Help me give my students engaging stimuli (puppets and storytelling kits) to increase their participation during circle times and to increase their language development skills.

  • $372 goal

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My Students

My students are ages 3-5 and have an educational diagnosis of autism. My students attend a 5 1/2 hour specialized preschool autism program where they work on functional communication skills, self-help skills, and pre-academic skills. Most of my students are non-verbal and are visual learners. Due to COVID my students are doing distance learning currently.

My Project

I will be using these materials to engage my students during Zoom meetings where I run a daily circle time. My students are currently participating in distance learning due to the virus. All of my students have individualized education plans and have an educational diagnosis of autism. They struggle with attending and are visual learners. With these materials I hope to engage my students during the Zoom circle time meetings so they can enjoy learning from home. I will be using the materials to do my daily circle time through Zoom. With the materials I will be doing story time with the puppets so the students can work on their pretend-play skills. Also I will be reading the story books with the use of the puppets to engage them during story time to work on their goals of large group attending. The materials will also help my students develop listening skills they will need as they enter kindergarten and it will also greatly help with their language development skills.

Ms. Tina
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA805 Lakeshore Puppet Theater • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
RR580X Big Mouth Animal Puppets Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
RR514 Pete the Catsupsup Rocking in My School Shoes Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LA327 It Looked Like Spilt Milk Storytelling Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
RR534 Go Away Big Green Monster Storytelling Puppet Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
BB278 Go Away Big Green Monster Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 1 $13.99

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