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Mrs. Girardin from Oakdale CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Play

Help me give my students new toys for center play. My students need new sensory toys, materials for the sensory table, dramatic play toys and hands-on manipulatives.

  • $289 goal

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My Students

My class is comprised of 25 amazing students with varying special needs including autism, global developmental delays and typical peers. Many of my students need accommodations made across their day in order for them to be successful. This includes using a wide variety of engaging materials, clear organized play areas, and hands on materials My students require a high level of prompting in order to learn skills that will lead to independence.

Each of these students has their own unique needs and ways of learning but they have one thing in common: the need to be successful.

My Project

I have the pleasure of teaching preschool students in an ABA preschool program that includes both typically developing students and children with special needs.

Most of what children need to learn during their early childhood years cannot be taught: it is discovered through play.

Play is fundamental in the early childhood environment. Through play my students are able to use their imaginations and pretend they are someone else while developing age appropriate social emotional skills. Preschool age children love to express their imagination through role play and dramatic play. It is through role play, dramatic play and sensory toys that children can express and work through feelings, learn how to socialize and communicate, Most importantly learn how to problem solve and show empathy to their peers.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD939 - Turn & Learn Magnetic Gears • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
CoolSand White 5 Pound Refill Pack - Including: 5 Pounds Moldable Indoor Play Sand, Storage Bucket and Inflatable Sandbox • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set, 92 Pieces • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
DD968 - Lakeshore Pose & Play Dolls - Caucasian Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Dress 2 Play Animal Doctor Pretend Costume, 9 Piece Dress up Set with Accessories • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Safari Ltd Penguin TOOB With 10 Fun and Flightless Figurines, Including Gentoo, Humboldt, Chinstrap, Rockhopper, Galapagos, Adelie, Swimming, Sliding, Baby, And Penguin With Baby Ages 3 And Up • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
HH239 - Pose & Play Kids - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
SUCK UK 3D Spaceship Cookie Cutters • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Liberty Imports 12 Piece Assorted Fake Donuts Pretend Play Toy Faux Doughnuts Food Set for Kids • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kinetic Sand The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Blue, 2 Lb • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
24 Pieces Plastic Frogs Mini Vinyl Frogs Assorted Frogs Figure Fun Toys Rainforest Character Toys for Boy Girl • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
CoolSand Portable Inflatable Sand Box, Moldable Play Sand Tray • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The New York Doll Collection Magic Juice & Milk Bottle Set for Baby Dolls • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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