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Mrs. Arnold from Concord CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Science and Math More Fun Through Activities

Help me give my students hands-on learning materials, including Snap Circuits Deluxe Snap Rover Kit and Climate Change Catastrophe, to maintain their attention, reinforce important concepts, and help them become independent problem solvers.

  • $651 goal

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My Students

I teach full-time Special Education children in a self-contained setting. Each student is uniquely different and has their own strengths. My students learn by doing, seeing, and exploring rather than the traditional note taking and lectures. They love getting out of their seats and it is fun to see them enjoy learning. From building a tower from limited supplies to measuring and collecting data for an experiment using scientific inquiry, they love it. They are eager to learn and be successful, but I need materials to help them. Thank you for considering investing in their future.

My Project

All students benefit from hands-on activities, but especially Special Education students. Hands-on activities are fun, engaging, and promote understanding. Incorporating labs, activities, manipulatives, and technology is important in order to learn, retain knowledge, and become a problem solver. Incorporating manipulatives like fraction tiles with help students visually understand fractions. Building circuits and having interactive labs like the climate change is a fun and a memorable experience. Other fun materials for incorporating science experiments in class are edible labs. Playing games will also allow them to take more risks in a safe activity while getting the extra practice they need for mastery. The items I selected will support mastery of difficult academic concepts through hands-on activities. It will also help my students become better critical thinkers, problem solvers, and promote curiosity. Bringing fun back into learning and making memories that are linked to learning is essential for special needs children.

Mrs. Arnold
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elenco - Snap Circuits Deluxe Snap Rover Kit - Multi • Best Buy Education $93.99 3 $281.97
Climate Change Catastrophe • AKJ Education $8.58 7 $60.06
Zoomy 2.0 - Blue • AKJ Education $59.99 1 $59.99
Fraction Tiles with Tray • AKJ Education $10.21 3 $30.63
Kitchen Science Lab for Kids 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House • AKJ Education $12.00 1 $12.00
Delightful Decimals and Perfect Percents Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Sandwich Bag Science • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Learn to Program • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Earth Science Experiments • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

Materials cost

$472.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$553.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.59

Total project goal

$650.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$650.59

1 Donor

-$650.59

Donations toward project cost

-$553.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$97.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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