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Ms. Hardison from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hooked on Books and Manipulatives!

My students need books and hands-on materials to use during academic centers and to help increase communication.

  • $310 goal

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My Students

Hi! I am a special education teacher that works in a specialty school that services students with disabilities. I work with students that have multiple disabilities as well as Autism. Most of the students require larger pictures and manipulatives in order to participate in daily academic activities. Most of the students that I work with are non-verbal and use picture exchange as a way of communicating their wants and needs, as well as participating in academic activities.

My students are rockstars!

They work so hard each and every day even though it can be challenging for them at times. They come to school every day with smiles on their faces and ready to learn. Please consider donating to an awesome group of students. Thank You!

My Project

My students need predictable books and hands-on materials that can be used during small center academic activities. The books that we are asking for have predictable text, which allows us to work on basic communication skills with the students. The answer buzzers are recordable and these will allow the students to have a voice and help them read stories during story time. The puppets will also be used to enhance story time and help the students engage in a story. The hands-on items we are asking for include foam blocks and a See and Say. These items will be used during communication centers and can be used during free play. All of the items that we are requesting will be used for several different purposes throughout the school day.

My students learn best when provided with hands-on materials and these items help enhance their learning experience.

The students become more motivated to attend to work tasks when they have materials to explore.

Please consider donating to our class. The students work so hard each day, despite all of the challenges that they face. The items we are requesting will help enhance the academic experience for a wonderful group of students.

Ms. Hardison
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Milliard Soft Foam Blocks, JUMBO Size, for Stacking Sorting and Building, 24 4" Cubes with Removable Covers and Carry Bag • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Animal Puppets 8.25 Inches – 12 Pieces – Assorted Hand Puppet Animals Includes Arms And Legs - Great Party Favors, Fun, Toy, Gift, Prize – By Kidsco • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Fisher Price Classic Farmer Says See 'n Say • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Stages Learning Materials Language Builder Emotion Picture Cards Expressions, Conversation, and Situation Photo Cards for Autism Education, ABA Therapy • Amazon Business $20.19 1 $20.19
Foam Building Blocks, Building Toy for Girls and Boys, Ideal Blocks/Construction Toys for Toddlers, High Quality 52 Pieces Different Shapes and Sizes, Waterproof, Bright Colors, 100% Safe, Non-Toxic. • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Learning Resources Teaching Tac-Tiles (LER9075) • Amazon Business $17.93 1 $17.93
Learning Resources Recordable Answer Buzzers Set of 4 • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
A House Is a House for Me • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Are We There Yet, Daddy? (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Today Is Monday • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
This Is the House That Jack Built • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Lunch • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Down By the Station (Die Cut Reading) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Eek! There's a Mouse in the House (Sandpiper Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $5.81 1 $5.81
Five Senses (Happy Reading Happy Learning With Dr. Jean & Dr. Holly) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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