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Mrs. Smith from St Augustine FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Learning Tools, Manipulatives and Visual Aides

Help me give my students more hands-on learning experiences in the classroom, including a STEM learning kit to teach them to think critically and problem solve.

  • $517 goal

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My Students

I teach at a public alternative school for students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. My students come to our therapeutic program from public schools all over the county to receive more specialized services. Students receive specialized instruction, counseling and behavioral support. The goal for all students is to learn to self-regulate and eventually transition back to their home school or a less restrictive environment.

My students are an incredible group of kids with proven resiliency and a huge amount of potential.

I am looking forward to another school year!

My Project

Over four years of teaching in a Title I therapeutic day school, I have wished many times that I had these materials. With these items, I hope to give my students more opportunities for hands-on learning. These young learners need the experiences of reading a thermometer, mastering shoe tying, building simple machines and manipulating an instrument with their own hands. My students thrive on tactile learning. These materials will allow for us to break away from paper and pencil activities more often. I am very excited to see my students more engaged and to foster their independence and curiosity!

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources STEM Classroom Bundle, 4 unique activity sets, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $88.92 1 $88.92
SuperScience STEM Instant Activities: Grades 1-3: 30 Hands-On Investigations With Anchor Texts and Videos • Amazon Business $51.99 1 $51.99
Boxiki kids Musical Instrument Set 18 PCS | Rhythm & Music Education Toys for Kids | Clave Sticks, Shakers, Tambourine, Wrist Bells & Maracas for Kids | Natural Toys with Carrying Case • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Insect Lore Life Cycle Figurines 24 Pc Set • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Godery Calendar and Weather Pocket Chart, Classroom Organized Chart, 149 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Origami Folding Papers Jumbo Pack: Japanese Designs: 300 High-Quality Origami Papers in 3 Sizes (6 inch; 6 3/4 inch and 8 1/4 inch) and a 16-page Instructional Origami Book • Amazon Business $17.03 1 $17.03
Learning Resources Cross-Section Earth Model • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
DQstar 13 PCS Life Cycle Figures of Frog,Chicken,Sea Turtle,Early Education Animal Figures,Biology Science Toys • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Caydo 300 Pieces 1 Inch Assorted Pompoms Multicolor Arts and Crafts Pom Poms Balls for DIY Art Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Skoolzy Geometric Shapes Montessori Toys - 7 Jumbo 3D Geometric Solids Preschool Learning Toys - Math Manipulatives Geometry Set Geo Blocks for Kids | Elementary Homeschool Supplies | Tote & eBook • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Edx Education Math Cubes - Set of 100 - Linking Cubes For Early Math - Connecting Manipulative For Preschoolers Aged 3+ and Elementary Aged Kids • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tidy Tray The Original Funnel Tray for All Hobbiests • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
hand2mind Low-Range, Dual-Scale, Mercury-Free, Safety Thermometers for Indoor Science Use (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Coogam Wooden Tetris Puzzle Brain Teasers Toy Tangram Jigsaw Intelligence Colorful 3D Russian Blocks Game STEM Montessori Educational Gift for Baby Kids (40 Pcs) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to Find, Collect, and Treasure • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Melissa & Doug Lace & Trace Pets • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Can Tie My Own Shoelaces (I Can Books) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Teacher Created Resources Think Like a Scientist Mini Bulletin Board, Multi Color (4867) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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