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Ms. COURTEMANCHE from W Springfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Have Fun While Learning

Help me give my students educational toys and games to help gain independence and academic success.

  • $561 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Meet Room 2 in West Springfield MA! This is a specialized pre-k classroom for students on the autism spectrum where the teaching methodology utilized in this program is Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). ABA is a scientific and systematic approach to teaching students who require high rates of repetition in order to make progress.

Each and every one of my students is AMAZING!

They come to school excited for their day of learning and playing with new friends and toys! There are currently 10 students in the classroom, however, more students will join as the school year progresses when they turn 3.

Many of the students are considered nonverbal and there are students who come from homes where English is the second language. Learning to comprehend directions and communicate effectively is a major priority. Having an array of fun books, games and toys of interest is a wonderful and meaningful way to motivate and facilitate communication. I look forward to coming to work everyday and am proud of the growth in all of my students.

My Project

The items that I am requesting for this project were carefully picked to build language, increase motivation, as well as independence. As an added bonus, many of the items also work on fine motor skills as well. The palm grasp crayons are perfect for my youngest students and can help them to enjoy coloring with their peers. The glitter will be utilized to make homemade sensory bottles.

All of the language cards will be used on a daily basis to help the children learn to identify everyday items both receptively and expressively.

Picture cards are a MUST have resource for students on the autism spectrum as these students tend to be highly visual learners.

The toys and games that I am requesting will be wonderful activities to motivate the children while working on skills such as taking turns, sharing, and waiting. These can be difficult skills to learn and I am excited for the opportunity to have the resources to help teach the skills in a fun play-based way!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dexas 3517-J2728 Slimcase 2 Storage Clipboard with Side Opening, Royal Blue • Amazon Business $11.99 6 $71.94
Gamie Toddler Plush Matching Game - Includes 12 Stuffed Toy Heads, 12 Cards, and Guide - Color, Shape, and Animal Recognition for Kids - Best Educational Learning Game for Toddlers, Boys, Girls • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
LEGO DUPLO My First Animal Brick Box 10863 Building Blocks (34 Pieces) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Fisher-Price See 'n Say Farmer Says [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
Carson-Dellosa Publishing CD-3121 Carson-Dellosa Learning to Sequence 4-Scene Set, 48 Picture Cards, PreK-3 • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Stages Learning Materials Language Builder Emotion Picture Cards Expressions, Conversation, and Situation Photo Cards for Autism Education, ABA Therapy • Amazon Business $21.13 1 $21.13
Battat – Big Red Barn – Animal Farm Playset for Toddlers 18M+ (6Piece) • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Learning Resources Froggy Feeding Fun Activity Set, Fine Motor Toy, 65 Piece, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Crayola Washable Palm Grasp Crayons for Toddlers, Coloring Supplies, 9Count, Gift (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.83 1 $14.83
Lucky Ducks -- The Memory and Matching Game that Moves • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
Lauri Photo Language Cards - Go-Togethers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lauri Photo Language Cards - Categories • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Counting Cows Toy Set, 20 Pieces • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lauri Photo Language Cards - Nouns (Around the Home) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
VTech Spin & Learn Color Flashlight Amazon Exclusive, Lime Green • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lauri Photo Language Cards - Opposites • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Lauri Photo Language Cards - Actions • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
USATDD Wooden Lacing Pineapple Threading Toys Montessori Wood Block Puzzle Travel Game Early Learning Fine Motor Skills Airplane Car Educational Gift for 1 2 3 Years Old Toddlers Baby Kids • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fisher-Price Little People Sit with Me School Bus • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Fisher-Price Little People Travel Together Airplane • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Coogam Wooden Lacing Apple Threading Toys Wood Block Puzzle Travel Game Early Learning Fine Motor Skills Airplane Car Educational Gift for 1 2 3 Years Old Toddlers Baby Kids • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Coogam Wooden Lacing Watermelon Threading Toys Wood Block Puzzle Travel Game Early Learning Fine Motor Skills Montessori Educational Gift for 1 2 3 Years Old Toddlers Baby Kids • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
LOOBANI Montessori Activity Wooden Baby and Kids Cheese Toys Toddler Travel Lacing Game for Plane Car, Children Early Learning Educational Wood Block Puzzles, Suitable for Boy/Girl Above 36 Month • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
The First Years Stack Up Cup Toys • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Carson-Dellosa Publishing 3-Scene: Learning to Sequence • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Sulyn Extra Fine Crystal Diamond Glitter Stacker Jar, 2 Ounces, Non-Toxic, Stackable and Reusable Jar, Multiple Slot Openings for Easy Dispensing and Mess Reduction, SUL50860 • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
Sulyn Extra Fine Silver Glitter Stacker Jar, • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Munchkin Five Multi Cups • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
The First Years Learning Curve First Keys Teether • Amazon Business $3.45 1 $3.45

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