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Ms. Evertz from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Filling the Learning Gaps for Our Future Leaders

Help me give my students the materials needed for individual learning opportunities that will impact them for a lifetime.

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  • 11 donors
  • $746 goal

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My Students

I am one of the teachers in a 3rd grade ICT class. The class consists of both general education students and learners with special needs. My students are 3rd graders in an area that serves many immigrant families. Due to the current teaching/learning environment, everyone in the school building must wear masks for safety at all times. It is extremely challeging to keep students engaged in the learning process when they have to constantly strain to hear and to understand what is being said. Nevertheless, they are determined to learn and they make every effort to work around such obstacles.

Many of our students also face challenges performing simple daily tasks such as holding a pencil correctly to form letters and numbers, and writing simple words and sentences.

My Project

With the impact of the disruption in learning being felt by many communities around our city, additional support is needed for our young learners. For my students, the pandemic hit right in the middle of their first grade year. This was the time when much of the foundational learning would have taken place and the year that followed wasn't much better.

Many of the items being requested will help address loss of learning that still affects these third graders.

Acquisition of skills as simple as how to correctly hold a pencil to form letters and numbers were interrupted. Tools such as ergonomic pencil grips can address this deficit. Another valuable tool to address the issue of wearing masks and not being audible is a portable mini voice amplifier. It amplifies audio to all corners of the classroom so the speaker can be heard clearly. It is also beneficial for hearing-impaired students.

Lost instructional time has had serious ramifications in learning both reading and math for my 3rd grade students. Interactive, tactile manipulatives will engage our children and provide educational experiences that will help fill the numerous learning gaps that have been created.

Ms. Evertz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BULINGNA Square Silicone Simple Pop Toy Sensory Alphabet Number Anti-Anxiety Mouse Bubbles Sensory Fidget Blocks (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.98 5 $79.90
ZOWEETEK Voice Amplifier with UHF Wireless Microphone Headset, 10W 1800mAh Portable Rechargeable PA system Speaker for Multiple Locations such as Classroom, Meetings, Promotions and Outdoors • Amazon Business $54.49 1 $54.49
Pacon Classroom Keepers 30-Slot Mailbox, Blue (001318) • Amazon Business $43.08 1 $43.08
Educational Insights Blends & Digraphs Phonics Dominoes - Word Building Manipulatives for Classroom & Home, Set of 84 Dominoes, Ages 7+ • Amazon Business $21.09 2 $42.18
ZOWEETEK Portable Rechargeable Mini Voice Amplifier with Wired Microphone Headset and Waistband, Supports MP3 Format Audio for Teachers, Singing, Coaches, Training, Presentation, Tour Guide • Amazon Business $35.59 1 $35.59
Educational Insights MathShark Electronic Math Game for Kids Ages 6+, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division, Fractions & More, Classroom Supply • Amazon Business $34.49 1 $34.49
Educational Insights Math Slam, Electronic Math Game for Kids Ages 5+, Addition & Subtraction for Home or Classroom • Amazon Business $34.42 1 $34.42
Hammermill Printer Paper, 20 Lb Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 - 8 Ream (4,000 Sheets) - 92 Bright, Made in the USA • Amazon Business $31.19 1 $31.19
Sensdeck Pop It Fidget Toys - Pop Its Learning & Education Toys, ABC Learning for Toddlers, Poppers Fidget Toy, Stress Relief, Autism Sensory Toys, Fidget Toy Pack 2PC Rainbow+Blue • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Really Good Stuff Prefix, Suffix, and Base Word Puzzles – Fun Learning Game for Grades 2-4, Teach and Learn Prefixes and Suffixes, Ideal for Classroom and Home Learning • Amazon Business $26.81 1 $26.81
ASONA Toddler Alphabet Learning & Fidget Sensory Toys with Pop Sound for Car Plane Travel, Push Bubble Preschool Letters Spelling Toy Set for Girls Boys (Rainbow Heart Circle Square Octagon 4-Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Daily Word Ladders: Idioms, Grades 4+: 90 Word Ladders to Take Word Study to the Next Level • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
Daily Word Ladders: Content Areas, Grades 4 and Up • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
Daily Word Ladders: Grades 1-2: 150+ Reproducible Word Study Lessons That Help Kids Boost Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling and Phonics Skills! • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dry Erase Erasers, 72 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers Chalkboard Cleaner Wiper for Classroom Home Office(Blue) by StationaryLab • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Chair Bands Stretch Foot Band,Tension Band,Fidget Bands Bouncy Kick Fidgets for Elementary, Middle, High School Students and Adults for Classroom Chairs and Desk Fidget Feet Band (15-Pack,Green) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Junior Learning JL454 Fractions Flips • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Pencil Grips, Firesara New Design Ergonomic Rainbow Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting, Pencil Grips Posture Correction Training Writing Aids Claw for Adults Preschoolers Students Special Needs(12Pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pencil Grips, Firesara Original Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting Ergonomic 5 Fingers Fixed Sets for Trainer Handwriting Posture Correction, Assorted Pencil Grips for Righties and Lefties (3Pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
16 Pack Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting, Pencil Holder for Kids, Handwriting Grip, Ergonomic Training Pencil Grips, Writing Tool for Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
16 Pack Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting, Pencil Holder for Kids, Handwriting Grip, Ergonomic Training Pencil Grips, Writing Tool for Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children,3 Finger Grips • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fraction War Math Game - Fun Math Game to Learn, Compare and Simplify Fractions for 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade (1 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Daily Word Ladders: 80+ Word Study Activities That Target Key Phonics Skills to Boost Young Learners’ Reading, Writing & Spelling Confidence • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00

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