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Mrs. Ruiz from San Antonio TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Reading!

Help me give my students hands-on, interactive reading kits and sequencing manipulatives.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Autism - it's not a processing error, just a different operating system."

I have an amazing high school class (9th-12th) of very active young men and women who all have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

My students are all unique and special just like snowflakes (no two are at the same level or learn the same). However, they do hold a few common bonds: cooking, building, their thirst for knowledge and technology. I am constantly trying different ideas and strategies to help my eager students absorb all they can from our lessons.

My Project

I want to bring our reading to life with hands-on, interactive books and manipulatives. In addition, I want to incorporate sequencing activities through the books we read. These books with manipulatives and sequencing kits will enhance learning by supporting language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills and social skills practice. These hands-on books will help my students that struggle academically by providing a fun way to explore reading.

My students will use these new resources to work on many different academic skills such as language, math, science, social skills, turn taking, fine and gross motor and more all while having a fun reading experience with hands-on manipulatives!

My students will be able to learn, build, create, problem solve, match, sort, classify, hypothesize, write, sequence and increase social emotional skills while using the reading and sequencing kits. Student engagement increases through hands-on learning. These hands-on books and sequencing kits will be available for students during small groups or individual work sessions.

My students will greatly benefit from these amazing resources! Please help me nurture a their love of reading.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA165X - Toddler Storytelling Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
LC730X - Magnetic Storytelling Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
FF955X - Story Sequencing Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LA645 - Activity Tree for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL261 - Tell-A-Story Nursery Rhyme Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH359 - Following Directions Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD760 - Magnetic Sequencing Rods • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA835 - Storytelling Glove • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 3 $26.97
RR534 - Go Away, Big Green Monster! Storytelling Puppet Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
BB278 - Go Away, Big Green Monster! Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 1 $13.99
LA998 - Storytelling Lapboard • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$455.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$492.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.95

Total project goal

$579.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$579.66

5 Donors

-$403.50

Donations toward project cost

-$370.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.85

Matching donations from our partners

-$143.60

Match offers toward project cost

-$122.06

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.56

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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