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Mrs. Celaya from Phoenix AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Learning

My students need math manipulatives, Perler melting beads, fine motor and other learning activities to actively engage their hands as well as their minds as they learn and practice concrete concepts.

  • $448 goal

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My Students

We are empowering students through education. Students with disabilities need help learning basic tasks other students may learn through observation. My students learn best through hands-on activities and repeated practice.

My high school students all have intellectual and social disabilities.

They're in a community-based classroom to meet their educational needs. They need specialized instruction and practice to learn everyday skills that come easily to their same age peers without disabilities. We focus on functional living skills such as laundry, meal preparation and cooking, household chores, practical vocational skills, and personal care. My goal is to empower them through independence with daily skills.

My Project

My students need frequent repetition to solidify concepts they are being taught. Frequent, repetitive practice of any skill can get boring extremely quickly. One way to avoid my students becoming bored with practice is to give them ways to get their hands involved as much as their minds.

Hands-on activities are more engaging than simply practicing skills with worksheets.

The math manipulatives I am requesting will give my students a variety of ways to practice counting and number recognition. These concepts will be practiced using Unifix cubes, number sequencing puzzles, number match locks, and jumbo buttons. Geostix, magnetic designer and cards, colorful Perler beads, and burger sequencing activities will give my students multiple fun ways to practice fine motor skills.

Mrs. Celaya
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA313 - Unifix® Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 3 $74.97
LL565X - Number Sequencing Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LC107 - Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 3 $38.97
LC127 - Unlock It! Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RA588 - Jumbo Buttons • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC933 - Create-A-Burger Sequencing Stacker • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
GS364 - Geostix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC108 - Pattern Cards for Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
Perler Bead Bag, Yellow • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Perler Bead Bag, Dark Green • Amazon Business $4.12 1 $4.12
Perler Bead Bag, Dark Blue • Amazon Business $4.04 1 $4.04
Perler 80-19080 Beads Green/Bright Green Bag • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89
Perler Beads (1000 Pack), Orange • Amazon Business $2.42 1 $2.42

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