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Ms. Ferguson from San Leandro CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Play!: The Building Blocks of Language

Help me give my students multi-sensory manipulatives such as dolls, Magnetic Tiles, and Play Doh to help them improve in their early language with peers and adults.

  • $696 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Special Day Class that host unique students with special talents and abilities. These student are kindhearted and eager to learn in their own special way. They come to school with smiles on their face and hearts filled with gold.

All the students are labeled with a disability.

However, they don't allow labels to keep them from being their best selves. They enjoy learning and school happens to be most of their safe haven. They are able to find the skills they need to meet many of their goals. These kids are the future!

My Project

My student enjoy using materials like "Magna Tiles" and match cars to play with during the day. However, unbeknownst to my students these social activities has improved their language and other skills. Each one of my students receives speech services and it is during play, the speech therapist sees the most growth. We as an SDC team are able to see students' strengths and challenges during these social activities.

Including choices like Barbies, CVC word builders, and whole group coloring rolls will heighten their vocabulary, but also create a safe space for pretend play.

Creating this space will allow students to progress from parallel play to both associative and cooperative play. The more my students are able to communicate appropriately the more chances they to be successful in their academics.

The art of play will help my students with ELA, math and science. When students pretend they will be able to describe and verbalize needs. This will be useful when writing about daily topic or even when doing word problems in math. These multi-sensory toys will excite my students but, also help them meet IEP goals.

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

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FunEdu Upgraded 100-piece Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Toy Set Deluxe Super Strong Magnets Various Shapes Wheel bases Tiles with Animal Images for kids toddlers • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System (TL906) & Thermal Laminating Pouches 8.9 x 11.4 Inches 3 mil, 100-Pack • Amazon Business $44.09 1 $44.09
Teacher Created Resources 76543 Smart Start 42737 Story Paper: 360 sheets • Amazon Business $20.32 2 $40.64
Excellerations PSG Phonics Spelling Game (Pack of 43) • Amazon Business $35.79 1 $35.79
JOYIN 10 Pieces Number Robot Transformer Action Figure Autobots Toys for Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Fillers, S.T.E.A.M. Pre-School Education Toy Fidget Toys • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $27.65 1 $27.65
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Number Bonds, 55 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
Melissa & Doug 52 Wooden Alphabet Magnets in a Box - Uppercase and Lowercase Letters • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Think Fun Zingo Sight Words Early Reading Game - Toy of the Year Finalist, Developed by Educators for Pre-K to 2nd Graders • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hot Wheels 20 Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
SpriteGru Magnetic Ten-Frame Set, including 5 frames (no hollowed out) and 55 colorful discs • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Disney Princess Rapunzel Styling Head Doll • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Disney Princess Princess Ariel Roleplay • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack - Clorox Disinfecting Wipes plus Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Mudpuppy Outer Space Coloring Roll • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
Barbie Ken Fashionistas Plaid on Point Doll, Slim • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Barbie Fashionistas Unicorn Magic 2 Doll, Original • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mudpuppy Unicorn Magic Activity Roll • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
GUND Pusheen Heart Pastel Cat Plush Stuffed Animal, Pink, 6" • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
GUND Pusheen Heart Pastel Cat Plush Stuffed Animal, Purple, 6" • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
Melissa & Doug Disney Mickey Mouse Wooden Cube Puzzle • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Barbie Cheerful Check Fashion Doll • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Barbie Lavendar Kiss Fashion Doll • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Barbie Floral Frills Fashion Doll • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Mcpinky Transform Car Robot, 10PCS Pull Back VehiclesDeformation Car Shape Shifting Robot for Kids Children's Gift • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sight Words Level A Pocket Flash Cards • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38
TREND enterprises, Inc. Numbers 0-25 Match Me Cards • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87

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