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Mrs. Smith from Sandy UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyday Essentials

Help me give my students sensory tools, play items to build social skills, and everyday essentials for our classroom such as headphones and markers.

  • $981 goal

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My Students

I teach a first through third self-contained special education classroom. My students are behind in their academics and social skills.

They are an amazing group of students who come to school excited to learn and interact with each other!

Over the past year and a half we have seen the impact of COVID-19 in many ways. We have students who are a bit nervous to come to school because of things that they have heard. We have also seen the impacts of students not being able to play with their peers in ways they have in the past which has impacted their social skills.

My Project

These sensory tools, play items, and other classroom essentials will help students in our classroom to develop skills and be successful.

Since COVID-19 we have found that our students have required more support in their sensory and social emotional needs.

In our classroom we work on many goals many of which include emotional regulation and developing social skills. These items will give us the materials we need to manage our emotions and calm down when needed. Other toys will help us teach our students how to play appropriately in many different circumstances during our daily structured play time. Other items will help us as we do art projects and many other lessons.

Sensory tools will help students to remain engaged in learning and be able calm when they are feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. Items for play will help our students to develop their social skills as they learn how to play and build with their classmates. Other classroom essentials such as headphones and markers will help our classroom to run smoothly.

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 14 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Wholesale Kids Headphones in Bulk 25 Pack for School Classroom Students Children and Adults - Black • Amazon Business $54.83 2 $109.66
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, School Supplies, 16 Bold Colors, 256 Count • Amazon Business $59.98 1 $59.98
Crayola Bulk Broad Line Washable Markers, School Supplies Classpack, 200 Count, Assorted • Amazon Business $57.38 1 $57.38
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity Beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
20 Pack High Resistance Chair Bands, Classroom Bundle, Foot Fidgets for Kids, Fits School and Classroom Chairs, ADHD and Sensory Fidgets, Helps Kids Focus and Learn (Sky Blue) • Amazon Business $38.90 1 $38.90
Black Mountain Products Exercise Balance Stability Disc with Hand Pump, Black, 13 inch Diameter • Amazon Business $19.15 2 $38.30
DISON Kids Earmuffs,26dB Kid Ear Protection, Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs… (blue) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Ninja Life Hacks Emotions and Feelings 8 Book Box Set (Books 1-8: Angry, Inventor, Positive, Lazy, Helpful, Earth, Grumpy, Kind) • Amazon Business $35.23 1 $35.23
BESTAMTOY 36 PCs Wooden Sorting Stacking Balancing Stone Rocks Educational Preschool Learning Toys Large Small Building Blocks Game Stones Lightweight Puzzle Set for Kids 3 Years Old • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
hand2mind Sensory Fidget Tubes, Anxiety Relief Toy, Occupational Therapy Toys, Fidget Toys for Kids, Kids Sensory Toys for Sensory Play, Play Therapy Toys, Calm Down Corner Must Haves (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
MGparty 72PCS Sensory Fidget Toys Set, Stress Anxiety Relief Assortment Toys for Kids Adults,Party Favors Carnival Prize Classroom Rewards Pinata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $29.66 1 $29.66
Play22 Wooden Train Tracks - 52 PCS Wooden Train Set + 2 Bonus Toy Trains - Train Sets for Kids - Car Train Toys is Compatible with Thomas Wooden Railway Systems and All Major Brands - Original • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Matchbox Online 20-Pack • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Pull, Stretch and Squeeze Stress Balls by YoYa Toys - 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders and More • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
WQFXYZ 30 PCS 20PCS Push Pop Fidget Toy Fidget Bracelet, Durable and Adjustable, Multicolor Wristband Push Pop Stress Relief Sensory Fingertip Toys for Kids and Adults (20 PCS) • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
180 Days of Social-Emotional Learning for Kindergarten (180 Days of Practice) • Amazon Business $18.30 1 $18.30
Carpet Markers 62 Pcs - 36 Pcs Multicolor Numbers (1-36) Spot Markers + 26 Pcs Letters (A-Z) Carpet Dots for Classroom, Carpet Spots Circles Dots for Kids, Teachers, Preschool and Kindergarten • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Train Cars (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
IKAYAS 48 Pcs Carpet Circles Carpet Spot Markers Carpet Dots Sitting Markers for Classroom, Carpet Marker Spots Classroom Carpet Spots, 6 Colors • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Nuova Premium Thermal Laminating Pouches, 9" x 11.5"/Letter Size/3 mil, 200 Pack (LP200H) • Amazon Business $16.02 1 $16.02
Bristle Blocks by Battat – The Official Bristle Blocks – 112Piece – STEM Creativity Building Toys Dexterity Fine Motricity – Bpa Free 2 Years + • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
The Smart Cookie (The Food Group) • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
DOCOMIN Twisty Bendy Fidget Toys, 4PCS Tangles Fidget Toy Pack Cheap, Relax Therapy for Kids & Adult, Stress Relief & Anti-Anxiety Sensory Toys, Brain Imagine Tools, Decompression Toys, to Focus • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sensory Chew Necklace by GNAWRISHING, 8 Pack Diamond Chew Necklaces for Sensory Kids, Made from Food Grade Silicone for for Autistic, ADHD, Oral Motor Boys and Girls Children (Rainbow Color) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Heart Eyes Smiling Emoji - ExcelMark Round Teacher Stamp - Red Ink • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Happy Sun - ExcelMark Round Self-Inking Teacher Stamp - Red Ink • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33

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