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Ms. Soppet from Romeoville IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Learning Tools for Special Needs Students

Help me give my students literacy and math hands-on activities and sensory tools to support and enhance their learning abilities in the classroom.

  • $536 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten students are in the cross-categorical special education program in my district. They are 5- and 6-year-olds of varying abilities. I have students with autism and students who are developmentally delayed. More than half of my students are bilingual and require bilingual support within the classroom setting. All of my students receive related services on a daily basis, including speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and social work services.

"Don't give up, I believe in you all; a person's a person, no matter how small."- Dr. Seuss.

The unique abilities of each and every one of my students shape our classroom environment into a place for learning and growing. Each day, my students enter our classroom full of life, ready to learn, and excited for whatever the day may bring. From the moment they walk into the classroom, I focus on each child's ability for achievement and growth. I am hopeful to inspire, even our earliest of learners, to continue on their path to success.

My Project

My students will use literacy and math hands-on activities in our learning centers daily. My cross-categorical kindergarteners learn best by using manipulatives and objects to guide their learning. By having these activities, students will be able to access learning at their ability level, while also giving each student the opportunity to work independently.

Each of my students have a unique set of sensory needs.

My students will use a variety of fidgets, water beads, and paints to meet these needs. In our classroom, we have a Peace Corner. By creating a bin that includes sensory tools, my students will be able to choose the tool that best supports regulating their body and mind, in order to be ready for learning.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF197 - Alphabet Folder Game Library - Pre K-K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
HH461 - Numbers & Counting Folder Game Library - Pre K-K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LL495 - Counting Cars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC676 - Magnetic Numbers & Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT194 - I Can Build Simple Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PX2020 - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 10-Color Set - Pints • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
PP670 - Foam Sensory Paint - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
SpringFly 030 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Fidget Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Ball/Mesh and Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze Grape • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
DD764 - Count and Link • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
PP421 - Alphabet Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP420 - Alphabet Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EV214 - Brilliant Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
26 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
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 $10.99 1 $10.99
LA768GR - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pad - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
LA768BU - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pad - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
LA768RD - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pad - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$419.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$455.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.40

Total project goal

$536.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.00

12 Donors

-$527.18

Donations toward project cost

-$455.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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