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Mrs. Paine from San Mateo CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Glow and Grow!

Help me give my students manipultives and toys they can use on our light box! They love to watch the colors change and glow.

  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The students in my class are preschoolers with Autism and other Developmental needs, ages 3 to 5 years old. They come from a variety of homes with diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Our school is in a low-income community.

Although they are all non-verbal, my students have found a way to communicate their love and learning in so many ways.

I currently have 7 students in my class. However, as more children are being diagnosed with Autism each day, my class size continues to grow.

My Project

We recently were given a lightbox for our classroom. This box projects light through it and so the students get to use different colored blocks to build and manipulate the light. They love it! We borrowed some colored blocks from another preschool class and we have learned that our kids would love to have some colored blocks, letters, numbers and shapes of their own.

Please help our minds grow as we glow!

Your donation will help us get colored letter tiles, numbers and so much more. We cannot wait to be mesmerized by the exciting colors and shapes we can create.

Thank you for helping us continue to love learning!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rainbow Acrylic Blocks (24 pcs) - Wooden Toys for Preschoolers - Play on Light Table/Sunny Window • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
cossy 32Pcs Magnet Tiles Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Set Educational Construction Toys for 3+ Year Kids with Rivets-Fastened, Inspirational, Recreational, Conventional, Multicolor • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
edx education Transparent Attribute Blocks - Mini Jar - Colorful, Plastic Shapes - Light Box Accessory - Sensory Play - Math Manipulative • Amazon Business $18.04 1 $18.04
edx education Transparent Numbers Set - Mini Jar - Colorful, Plastic Numbers - Light Box Accessory - Sensory Play - Math Manipulative • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
Colorations Plastic Translucent Multi-Color Uppercase Letters, 3/4", 260 Pieces for Decorating Arts & Crafts, Learning, and Light Tables (Item #LETGEM) • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
Li’l Gen Water Beads with Fine Motor Skills Toy Set, Non-Toxic Water Sensory Toy for Kids - 20,000 Beads with 2 Scoops and Tweezers for Early Skill Development • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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