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Mrs. Clayton from New Haven CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through the Senses

My students need engaging sensory materials for their light table. They need translucent letters and numbers to manipulate in centers.

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges, both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever and very spontaneous.

They like to move, they love to read, and they love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch, based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

My students need multi-sensory manipulatives and activities that focus on student engagement while at the Learning Center time. My students will use these materials to explore their ability through building, drawing, creating patterns, and building letter and number sense.

The kinetic sand and light table accessories will engage the kids as they are learning using hands-on manipulatives.

These activities will be used during Learning Centers throughout the day. They will be able to use these multi-sensory manipulatives during our whole group and small group time, learning letters and sounds as they make words, numbers, and we improve our counting skills. Your generous donation to this project will improve my Kindergarten classroom by building a stronger student. This will change our students' lives for the better. They will love school and feel success at an early age --- having fun while learning!

Mrs. Clayton
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC127 - Unlock It! Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
AA530 - My First Light Table Discovery Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone, Easter Gift 3-in-1 Portable Hand Speaker for iPhone/Android/iPad/Sony,PC and All Smartphone(Rose Gold) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
LL806 - Light Table Alphabet Tracing Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Constructive Playthings EDX-147 Cp Toys Translucent Pattern Blocks / 147 Piece Set • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
Kinetic Sand 2 LB Pack Neon Blue • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96
LC589 - Translucent Numbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LC588 - Translucent Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Water Spiral Timer Liquid Motion Timer Toy, 1-Unit (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Learning Resources LER0131 Transparent Color Counting Chips, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60

Materials cost

$209.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$243.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.89

Total project goal

$285.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.94

4 Donors

-$284.18

Donations toward project cost

-$243.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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