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Mrs. Dippre from Gilbert AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Invest in Our Future Leaders!

Help me give my students individualized instruction that will motivate them and stimulate their success by providing us with laptops, wobble chairs, games, and more.

  • $4,026 goal

This project expired on October 19, 2020.

This project expired on October 19, 2020.

My Students

My students are 1st grade gifted and benefit from differentiated teaching. They are identified as above grade level in two or more areas.

I am in need of materials that will create a successful, differentiated learning environment, as I am returning after being home to raise my own children.

These students achieve more when offered flexible seating, such as the floor, standing, sitting on a pillow and wobble chairs. When they have that freedom, they are better able to focus on learning.

My Project

My choices are hands-on and flexible so I can offer options to my students. My goal is to offer flexible seating with Premium Beanbag Seats, FlexSpace Balance Ball seats, Wobble Chairs, and Comfy floor seats, and wobble cushions. First, I assess their needs and preferences and use the materials to meet them where they are and lead them to success! People are more productive when their individuality is recognized and honored. I want to offer these seating options, writing options, and lots of manipulatives such as Washable Tactile Pillows (gifted kids often focus better when touching objects of different tactile), Base 10 HandsOn Student (Base ten HandsOn blocks are a must for teaching 1st grade math), Jumbo Magnetic Ten Frames (allows the kids to see how to make tens when adding, which enhances mental math), Unifixsupsup Cubes Set of 1000(again, in stacks of ten, students will add and take away so they can visualize math facts), WhatsInside Soft Feely Box (another tactile opportunity), Numbers Bean Bag Set (for number games with kids standing around the room AND they have permission to throw bean bags in class!), and BuildA Word Magnetic Board (kids can see patterns by physically removing a letter and replacing it with another, such as bat to cat to mat). First graders are active so a classroom of choices gives them opportunities to move and work and sit or stand, such as the Let's Get Moving Numbers Counting Kit (I'm excited for this one! The kids can count forward, backward, by 2's or 5's, all while moving around the room). I want to create an atmosphere that is like a second home!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lenovo Chromebook - 14' Touch-Screen - 4GB - 32GB & Google Chrome Management • Best Buy Education $307.00 3 $921.00
LL628X DoubleSided Magnetic Write Wipe Board Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $88.99 3 $266.97
BR302RD Comfy Floor Seat Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 3 $179.97
FF429 BuildAWord Magnet Board 3Letter Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 6 $179.94
CR122BU Wobble Chair 12 Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 3 $149.97
LC189 Comfy Pillows Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LM250X Grab Play Math Games Gr 12 Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
TY4200 Unifixsupsup Cubes Set of 1000 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $109.99 1 $109.99
TT380 Calendar Math Activity Program • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
JJ664 Elementary Calendar Math Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
GG845 Base 10 HandsOn Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 13 $77.87
RR215X Lakeshore Learning Games Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $74.99 1 $74.99
LC232BU Premium Beanbag Seat Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC232GR Premium Beanbag Seat Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC232RD Premium Beanbag Seat Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
AA480 Washable Tactile Pillows • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
DD370X Soft Seats Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC511RG FlexSpace Wobble Cushion Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
LC528GR FlexSpace Balance Ball Seat 17 Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
FF518 Lets Get Moving Numbers Counting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
JJ909 Whats Inside Soft Feely Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GG843 TenFrames HandsOn Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 6 $35.94
LC1279 The Allowance Gamesupsup • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC471 Jumbo Magnetic TenFrames Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
WF10 Numbers Beanbag Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GF706 Smath • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
AC216 Numbers Counting Pocket Chart Activity Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
AA389 20 to 120 Write Wipe Number Line • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
JJ388 Write Wipe Student Number Lines Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99

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