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Mrs. Schaeffer from Springfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Grow Our Language!

My students need engaging materials and manipulatives to use during Aided Language Stimulation activities, vocabulary building activities, and articulation skills practice! All of these items can be adapted to work on many different skills with my students!

  • $571 goal

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My Students

My school has two special education preschool classrooms, a primary learning center, three self-contained life skills classrooms, as well as a general education population of students who receive special ed services. Over 90% of the student population in my school district come from a lower socioeconomic background.

My students have varying abilities and needs in the areas of receptive and expressive communication, language and speech production.

They receive small group therapy and/ or whole class lessons within our speech therapy room or their classroom. Students with higher needs may receive individual therapy.

My students are hard working and want to learn! They love coming to "Speech," where they can practice their skills in a supportive and safe environment.

My Project

My students will benefit from the use of fun and engaging materials to build their language and speech production skills, while they keep their hands busy! Having tactile resources will help to reinforce what they are learning.

The Activity Beanbags can be used to attach learning targets and keep students moving while they learn.

The puzzles, including Shapes, Colors, Transportation, and Fruit, will be adapted to use with Aided Language Stimulation, with students are minimally verbal and students who are English Language Learners. The Mystery Box will be used to target various vocabulary and language building skills such as describing and naming attributes. The Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs can be used for vocabulary identification and labeling as well as articulation practice.

Mrs. Schaeffer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC856 - Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LA371 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RJ27 - The Mystery Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP214 - Touch & Match Guessing Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP949 - Positional Words Resource Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG727 - Activity Beanbags • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EV202 - Juicy Fruit Scented Dot Art Painters - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
EE538 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 2 $11.98
PP192 - Colors Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP194 - Wild Animals Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP205 - Transportation Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP207 - Fruit Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP208 - Vegetable Garden Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP209 - Boy and Girl Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP196 - Bugs Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP195 - Farm Animals Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP197 - Sea Life Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP203 - Shapes Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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