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Ms. Sara from Bigelow AR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From Little Seeds Grow Mighty Trees!

Help me give my students the opportunity to create and learn important skills that will help them grow inside and outside of the classroom.

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hi all! My name is Sara Lee. I am a K-6 self-contained teacher at a tiny little school in Arkansas. I work with children who have varies disabilities and needs. My students are able to participate in general education specials, but spend most of their time in my classroom. They all have various communication needs, while some of my students are able to communicate their needs with words, others use devices and pictures to communicate. They are fun loving students who thrive on consistency and routine. Our classroom is a place where our bad days are horrid, but our good days are indescribably amazing. We celebrate all things wonderful and have social stories for the things that are not so wonderful.

I choose to work in a school where the need is great but so is the love and education!

However, I can't be a successful teacher without your help. It is so important to have quality equipment to support quality education. I would like you to consider choosing my classroom and my very special little learners to support. Having the supplies and sensory needs met will encourage students to put forth their best effort in different learning situations.

My Project

Being a teacher in a self-contained classroom, my most important job is teaching these students how to be independent. Independence is EVERYTHING. The color coding materials will allow students to do more things on their own because everything will have its place and they will be able to recognize that. When something goes awry, my students need to be able to problem solve and do more things without the help of someone else. (Lifeskills) You will find in most self-contained classrooms, that various students have various sensory needs. My classroom is no different. In order to learn, my students see, feel, touch, and hear to organize their understanding of the world. We are a hands-on class, every day. These donations will give us the ability to work on life skills activities such as measuring for cooking, fine motor activities like buttoning and zipping their own clothing. Sensory input so that a student with autism, can learn to self-soothe and to appropriately regulate their emotions. All of these things are crucial in getting these children to be as independent as possible so that they can be functioning members of society. By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, but you will also help promote student achievement inside and outside of the classroom.

Ms. Sara
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quility Indoor Hammock Swing - Therapy Swing for Kids with Special Needs - Lycra Snuggle Swing - Cuddle Hammock Chair for Children with Autism, ADHD, Aspergers - Ideal for Sensory Integration • Amazon Business $54.70 1 $54.70
Classroom Caddy for School Supplies, Set of 6 Assorted Colors, Stackable Plastic Caddies with Handle for School • Amazon Business $39.77 1 $39.77
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters-Tranquil Blue, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 1 $28.09
JoyNote Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit 234 Pcs with Double-Side Magnet Board - Foam Alphabet Letters for Kids Spelling and Learning • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
ToyVelt Play Sand Kit Dinosaur Toys, and Dinosaur Figures Set - Incl 14 Molds and 3 Bags of Sand Extra 12 Dinosaur Toys - Gift for Boys and Girls Age 3 -12 Years Old • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Zilpoo 6 Pack - Plastic Colorful Storage Baskets, Paper, Toys, Teacher Classroom, Office, Dorm Room Organization Bins, 15" x 10", Assorted Colored • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
LISKTO Dress Learning Boards Preschool Early Educational to Basic Life Skills Dress Learning Boards Learn to Button,Buckle,Zip,Snap,Lace & Tie • Amazon Business $21.88 1 $21.88
Fidget Chair Bands - Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands for ADHD, ADD, SPD, Autism & Poor Concentration - Set of 10 • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, Homeschool, Visual, Tactile and Auditory Learning, 114 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Dry Erase Dots for Tables, Wall pops (Set of 7) Dry Erase Circles: Removable PET Vinyl for Easy Erasing - 7 Multicolor Circle Decals for Tables, Whiteboard, or Wall Pops! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Counting Caddie and Place Value Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
7 Pieces Colored Masking Tape Rainbow Masking Tape Labelling Tape Graphic Art Painters Tape Roll for Fun for Arts DIY, Home Decoration, Office Supplies • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Trend Enterprises Rhyming Fun-to-Know Puzzle • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
WXBOOM 1400pcs (700 Pairs) Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins White • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mad Mattr Super-Soft Modelling Dough Compound that Never Dries Out by Relevant Play, 10 Ounces, Teal • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Trend Enterprises Opposites Puzzle Set • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39

Materials cost

$339.76

Vendor shipping charges

$15.04

State sales tax

$28.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$417.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.75

Total project goal

$491.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$491.68

1 Donor

-$462.00

Donations toward project cost

-$392.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.30

match offer

-$29.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.45

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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