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Ms. Gaspar from San Antonio TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Play and Learn!

Help me give my students a magnetic easel, Kinetic sand, an activity cube and more that will teach them basic concepts making learning fun and enjoyable.

  • $588 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My ALE (Alternative Learning Environment) classroom is a safe, very caring environment for our students with special needs. Being the second ALE class in our school that opened in Spring last school year, my students don't have enough hands-on resources to be properly educated.

My class has six wonderful, lovable, curious, kind-hearted children that have so much potential to develop and grow to be independent adults given the right tools and equipment in their learning environment.

I have 4 students with severe autism, 1 student with a seizure disorder, and 1 student with multiple disabilities. My students need hands-on resources that will give them a good foundation on how to cope, adopt, and understand their environment, eventually learning to become independent, productive citizens regardless of their disabilities.

My Project

My students' ability cannot be based on their ages. They function much lower, 3 or 5 grade levels below their ages. The only way they can learn is through sensory activities, because of their impairments. They only get interested in whatever we are doing in class if I present the lessons with hands-on materials. They only get interested and hold their attention if the activities are concrete to appeal to their senses.

My students need colorful, familiar objects to act as counters like the bears to learn counting, magnetic letters that they can touch and manipulate to learn the alphabet, and wood and plastic animals to learn their names and their habitats.

Since my class is a new class in our school (2nd ALE class), the school does not have enough resources for my class. I have to share with the other class, which does not work most of the time since we use them at the same time.

I can only imagine how having our own resources and materials in our class will improve my students' academic achievement, since we won't have to waste so much time just waiting for the resources to be available for us to use.

Ms. Gaspar
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidKraft Deluxe Activity Cube • Amazon Business $47.49 1 $47.49
ETI Toys | STEM Learning | Original 101 Piece Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Set for 3, 4 and 5+ Year Old Boys & Girls | Creative Fun Kit | Best Toy Gift for Kids Ages 3yr - 6yr • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Montessori Pet Animal Match - Miniature Pet Animal Toy Figurines with Matching Cards - 2 Part Cards. Montessori learning toy, language materials Busy Bag Activity • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
NEW Montessori Sensorial Auditory Material - Sound Cylinders Sound Boxes Kids Educational Toys For Todder • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Discovery Box for Sensory Play - Ocean Exploration Theme • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
EduKid Toys Tabletop MAGNETIC EASEL & WHITEBOARD (2 Sided) & 72 Magnetic LETTERS • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Learning Resources Primary Science Sensory Tubes • Amazon Business $28.21 1 $28.21
Kids Musical Instruments - Childom Musical Instruments Wood Xylophone for Kids Children, Child Wooden Music Shakers Percussion Instruments Tambourine Birthday Gifts Present with Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Kidsand 3.5 lbs - Magic 4 Color Sand - 8 Shaping Molds for Play Sand - Sand for Children with Kinetic Properties - Kids Sand for Indoor Playing - Sand Kit for Kids - Box for Developing Sand • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Agirlgle Wooden Montessori Educational Toy for Kids Mathematics Math Toys, Counting Toys Number Blocks Shape Sorter Number Early Preschool Teaching Tool Toddler Learning Toys for Age 2 up • Amazon Business $21.96 1 $21.96
Melissa & Doug Wooden Latches Board, Developmental Toy, Helps Develop Fine Motor Skills, Smooth-Sanded Wood, 15.5" H x 11.5" W x 1.25" L • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
New Bonus Set! Legato Counting/Sorting Bears Bonus Pack; 66 Rainbow Colored Bears, 6 Stacking Cups, 2 Kids Tweezers, Storage Container, Activity eBook I Quality STEM and Montessori Educational Toy • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
Montessori Material Early Learning Basic Life Skills Learn to Dress Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/set toys for toddlers by Blue Sky • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Lauri - Fun with Magnets • Amazon Business $16.13 1 $16.13
Melissa & Doug Abacus Classic Wooden Toy, Developmental Toy, Brightly-Colored Wooden Beads, 8 Extension Activities, 11.9" H x 12" W x 3" L • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Creative Animal Geo Blocks Wooden Pattern Blocks Puzzles with 20 Designs for Preschool or Kindergarten Kids • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Fly whale Montessori 4 Color Cylinders with Cards Montessori Materials Wooden Cylinders Ladder Blocks Montessori Toys for Toddlers Family Version (Color Cylinder with Cards) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Legato Counting Bear Activity Sheets and eBook; 20 Large, Glossy Card Stock Sheets (each 8.5" x 11"); Helps with Patterns, Graphing, Colors, and More! Use with any 1" bear manipulative with 6 colors. • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Melissa & Doug Mickey Mouse Wooden Basic Skills Board - Zip, Lace, Tie, Buckle, Button, and Snap • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Gleeporte Wooden Chunky Puzzle Profession People Pieces - Learning Educational Puzzle Board with Free Standing Pieces for Toddlers & Kids (10 pcs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$462.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.10

Total project goal

$587.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$587.36

4 Donors

-$587.36

Donations toward project cost

-$499.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.10

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$0.00

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