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Ms. Esther from Corona NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Student Continue to Learn at Home!

Help me give my students a chance to succeed while distance learning at home. These materials will help them meet their sensory and learning needs!

  • $155 goal

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My Students

I'm currently working in a school within the NYC DOE that provides highly specialized instructional support for students with significant challenges. I teach amazing and extremely loveable students who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have some students who communicate expressively and/or receptively - we communicate using pictures, symbols, and assistive technology devices throughout the day. They each have their own, unique personality and are a joy to have in my classroom. I look forward to logging onto Google Classroom every day because of them.

Even through the coronavirus pandemic, my students and their families have been working hard to continue learning at home despite the many difficulties and challenges that they face along the way.

Their daily schedules and routines, as they know it, have been flipped upside down. However, I am extremely proud of how resilient my students have shown to be and how much progress they have made during this entire transition period. My students truly deserve the best of the best, and I know that with the right tools/supplies, they can have the opportunity to continue to be successful!

My Project

As we enter our 7th week of distance learning, many of my students are still continuing to adjust to their new normal. I have been working closely with my students' families to make this transition as seamless as possible for them. I've been doing weekly livestream read-alouds, recording DIY sensory activities, checking in with them through phone calls/video chats, etc. However, the biggest challenge we've been facing is the lack of access to the sensory and educational materials my students need to continue their learning at home.

My students learn best when tactile manipulatives and visuals are included in their learning.

They benefit greatly from incorporating frequent breaks throughout the day. They typically enjoy sensory-based breaks, such as playing with slime or foam. Their ability to focus and learn increases when frequent breaks are given throughout their learning.

The materials I chose for this project were specifically chosen with this student in mind. These items can also be used through my virtual instruction, their related service therapies (speech and occupational therapy), and/or when they need a sensory break. These materials will be used as supplemental tools as they work towards their Individualized Educational Plan goals. My student will be able to use these materials listed to help him work on his numeracy skills by sequencing numbers 1-20, writing skills by practicing writing the alphabet and words on the write/wipe board, learning how to read with the sight words flash cards, and learning how to identify coins and bills. My student can also use the squeeze sensory beads and sensory slime when he needs a sensory break. The construction paper can be used for his art projects to cut and paste.

Ms. Esther
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ539 Write Wipe Alphabet Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL568 Sequencing Numbers 120 Puzzles Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
VR154 Squish Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP511 Sensory Slime • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
VF545 SightWords Flash Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
GG844 Money HandsOn Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
TA50AC Construction Paper 9 x 12 Pack Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19

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