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Ms. Thompson from Richmond TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gearing it Up! Special Education!

My students need a ramp and ball exploration set, Learning Resource Gears, and alphabet materials to build STEAM knowledge and to rebuild our classroom after Hurricane Harvey.

  • $305 goal

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My Students

My day is never a typical day. I teach students with autism and autism spectrum disorders. The biggest challenge in my classroom is keeping my students engaged in learning. Our school has over sixteen different languages spoken and seventy-four percent of the students are at risk of educational failure. I work with students who have special needs and their abilities vary from non-verbal to socially isolated. Students in my program do not learn through traditional teaching methods. Their materials need to be engaging and offer my students spatial awareness to stay on task.

My students are eager to learn; I just need materials to help them.

My students face a variety of learning and behavioral challenges every day. They have diverse learning skills and needs. Having hands-on learning materials for my students to use when they are struggling to learn is essential.

My Project

I have aligned this project with our state TEKs which ensures the students develop the abilities to ask questions and seek answers in classroom and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to (A) ask questions about organisms, objects and events observed in the natural world and (B) the student knows that plants and animals have basic needs and depend on the living and nonliving things around them for survival.

The student is expected to (C) observe and describe the ways that objects can move such as in a straight line, zigzag, up and down, back and forth, round and round and fast and slow.

The hands-on materials will also build language and social development when students discuss, analyze and document ideas and learning concepts. My students need the ramps and ball exploitation kit and storage unit, Learning Resource gears, and alphabet materials to learn new STEAM concepts and to make real world connections and applications to learning math and science concepts. This will also help rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.

Each item I have requested allows my diverse learners the ability to touch, feel and manipulative each item. My students don't learn in the typical way. Using the STEM Bundle will help them "think outside the box" in a way they can connect with.

My students don't learn with a four square box. My students have unique learning needs and providing them with STEAM materials that they otherwise would not have access to, is essential.

Ms. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF253 - Ramps & Balls Exploration Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
FF260 - Ramps & Balls Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Build & Bloom Building Set, 116 Pieces • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Learning Resources Alphabet Acorns Activity Set, 78 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.29 1 $19.29
Learning Resources ABC Cookie Puzzle (26 Piece) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69

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