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Ms. Ekstrom from Galt CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Every Kid Can Learn!

Help me give my students writing materials, laminating pouches, and answer buzzers to help all students learn.

  • $327 goal

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My Students

I teach transitional kindergarten and kindergarten at a high poverty Title I school. My classroom contains English Language Learners, students with both academic and physical special needs (including ADHD and Autism), and several students that do not have many opportunities.

I love being able to create a caring and respectful classroom community for my students and offering opportunities that show them all of their possibilities!

My favorite part of teaching is building a community in my classroom and creating learning adventures that get my students excited about learning so that they cannot wait to come to school.

My Project

My students love learning through hands-on games and activities. My goal is to have a variety of materials for students to use to target handwriting, literacy, and math.

Having hands-on, engaging materials is especially important for students with ADHD, Autism, anxiety, and sensory processing disorders.

I am requesting Lakeshore alphabet write and wipe tracing cards, alphabet light table tracing letters, see-thru tracing mats, story stencils, answer buzzers, and laminating sheets. Students will be able to work on fine motor and handwriting skills as they trace and write alphabet letters with the wipe and write tracing cards and with the alphabet tracing letters that they can use on our light table. They will also be able to place the clear tracing sheet over any worksheet or paper and use a dry erase marker on top. This is a wonderful modification for students that need extra fine motor practice. The story stencils are a great way to engage students in sentence writing while providing a word bank to use. The answer buzzers will be used during small group reading and during intervention time. I will be able to hold up sight words or math facts and students can buzz in when they are ready to answer. It's a fun way to build fluency and students can answer at their own pace. Finally, the laminating pouches will be used to laminate skill-based materials that I will create for sensory bins. This helps the various centers last longer and become more durable.

Ms. Ekstrom
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 50 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL698X - Clear-View Tracing Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $77.99 1 $77.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
LL806 - Light Table Alphabet Tracing Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 Assorted Colored Buzzers, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $12.79 2 $25.58
JJ539 - Write & Wipe Alphabet Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE136 - Trace & Write Story Stencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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