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Mrs. T. from San Leandro CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Essential Equipment in a Special Education Classroom

Help me give my students the motivation and learning supports that are much needed for my special learners.

  • $1,375 goal

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My Students

I am a public school teacher in a 2nd and 3rd special day class setting. My extraordinary students are mainly autistic or have learning disabilities. Students tend to be at least two years behind their peers academically.

Students with disabilities needs more hands-on learning to supplement for their deficit.

Reading or learning the alphabet can be integrated with art and science projects. My students struggle with math daily and I am looking for a great program that helps them with fluency ranging from kindergarten to 3rd grade level. My special learners would be grateful for the opportunities from sensory and hands-on learning materials for my self-contained classroom.

My Project

My students with ADHD would be greatly benefited from fidgets and tools that helps them focus better in class. The sensory items help my autistic students regulate their socio-emotional and therefore, support learning in the classroom. Legos and Marble runs serve as motivation to encourage student learning. On Friday, I run play groups with our general education peers to encourage inclusion and mainstreaming outside of my self-contained classroom. Helping my students feel included and teaching general education students to include special needs children are part of my goal this year and beyond. Our district is currently facing a budget cut year and that includes my special students. Your help is greatly appreciated for years to come!

Mrs. T.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Differentiated Math Center Classroom Kit - Grade 1 • Amazon Business $199.95 1 $199.95
Hot Wheels Track Builder Ultimate Stunt Box • Amazon Business $99.97 1 $99.97
GAME MATH SKILLS GR 2 CLASS PACK • School Specialty $94.64 1 $94.64
KC CUBS Kev & Cooper Playtime Collection ABC, Numbers and Shapes Educational Area Rug - 5'0" x 6'6" • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
THINK-N-ROLL FOOTREST • School Specialty $13.27 4 $53.08
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
TEXO BLOCKS - SET OF 100 • School Specialty $39.75 1 $39.75
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 100 Complete Pieces + Free Instruction App (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with New Ring (Black), 65cm) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Trideer Exercise Ball Chair, 65cm&75cm Stability Ball with Ring & Pump, Flexible Seating, Improves Balance, Core Strength & Posture (Office & Home & Classroom) (Ball with New Ring (Turkis), 65cm) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
KINETIC SAND - 5.50 LBS • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
AMOSTING Educational Toys for Toddlers with Car Wheels Magnetic Tiles Building Block • Amazon Business $22.59 1 $22.59
GAME ELA READINESS LEARNG CNTR-ALPHABET • School Specialty $18.88 1 $18.88
CUSHION SIT 8 INCH BITTY BOTTOMS BLUE • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
Kinetic Rock - Rock Crusher Toy Kit with Construction Tools, for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Hot Wheels 9-Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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