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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!

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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 materials will be used as supplemental tools as they work towards their Individualized Educational Plan goals in all subject areas (math, reading, writing, social-emotional, and self-management). 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.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH967 Pop Add to 20 Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP511 Sensory Slime • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP239 SuperFun Marble Run Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD108 Write Wipe BroadTip Markers Set of 8 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
VF542 PictureWords Flash Cards Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LC888 Lakeshore Starter Cash Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
VF546 Action Words Flash Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$102.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$134.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.73

Total project goal

$158.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$158.20

1 Donor

-$79.09

Donations toward project cost

-$67.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.86

match offer

-$79.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$67.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.87

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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