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Mrs. Trueblood from Virginia Beach VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exciting Speech & Language

My students need activities such as Little People Rescue, Melissa and Doug Puzzles, and board games to improve their speech and language, communication, vocabulary, reading, and writing.

  • $575 goal

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My Students

"One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter." James Earl Jones

I have the pleasure of working with amazing students that are learning to communicate and understand the world around them.

I provide speech and language services to students in the general education setting as well as the special education setting. Unfortunately, the special education budget has been cut in half. My students have speech and language impairments. Some also have severe disabilities, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, learning disabilities, other health impairments, emotional disturbances, Down Syndrome, and autism. 51% of our students receive free to reduced lunch due to the high poverty level of my school. Their exposure to language at home may be limited. My speech and language students come to school eager to learn and communicate with everyone!

My Project

My students need Little People toys, Melissa and Doug puzzles, and board games, so they learn new vocabulary for communication, reading, and writing. My students are struggling to communicate, make choices or friends, respond appropriately in various scenarios, read and write. The board games can be adapted to show sight words, vocabulary, or drill words for students to select, while learning and playing. The educational games such as Bubble Talk, Pancake Pile Up, and wind-up toys can be used to engage the students by having fun while learning to categorize, sequence, and/or reinforce concepts during instructional lessons.

My students will learn letters, sounds, and vocabulary needed to function in the community with their communication, reading, and writing.

The board games and activities will allow the students to have fun while learning at the same time. This will make drill practice and learning a fun and exciting time for all!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fisher-Price Little People Work Together Construction Site Playset • Amazon Business $44.08 1 $44.08
Fisher-Price Little People Animal Rescue Playset • Amazon Business $38.09 1 $38.09
Spot It Numbers and Shapes, Spot It Alphabet, And Spot It Junior Animals • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Joyin Toy Over 100 Pc Party Favor Toy Assortment for Kids Party Favor, Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata • Amazon Business $18.45 2 $36.90
Fisher-Price Little People Mini Garage • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Elefun & Friends Crocodile Dentist Game • Amazon Business $27.00 1 $27.00
Mouse Trap Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $25.05 1 $25.05
Bubble Talk Board Game • Amazon Business $22.96 1 $22.96
Learning Resources New Sprouts Fix It Tool Set • Amazon Business $22.79 1 $22.79
7 PCS The Avengers Hulk+Captain America+Black Widow+Iron Man+Thor Figure US • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Metal Wire Puzzle Storage Rack for 12 Small and Large Puzzles • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Ymiss 14pcs Wind Up Assorted Toys for Kids Gift and Adults Played in Office Table • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Classic Operation Game • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Pop Up Pirate • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Pressman Toys Shark Bite Game (2-4 Players) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Melissa & Doug Pets Sound Puzzle - Wooden Peg Puzzle With Sound Effects (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up! Relay Game • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Melissa & Doug See-Inside ABC Large Wooden Puzzle (26 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Fishing Game and Puzzle With Wooden Ocean Animal Magnets • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Melissa & Doug Hide and Seek Farm Wooden Activity Board With Barnyard Animal Magnets • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Educational Insights Diggity Dogs Game • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Melissa & Doug Zoo Animals Sound Puzzle - Wooden Peg Puzzle With Sound Effects (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74

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