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Ms. Ford from Modesto CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Manipulatives for Creative Minds

Help me give my students items they can use in discovery to explore and be creative with their minds!

  • $544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is full of amazing students! It is a highly structured level 1 Special Education autism class, grades Kindergarten to 3rd grade. My students love manipulatives and sensory items. They are all special in their own way and enjoy coming to class and manipulating new and fun items!

They are so creative and love hands on items that they can use to broaden their creative minds!

My students love interesting things that can be used to build with. The more they have to do, the more they are comfortable and able to enjoy their environment.

My Project

My students spend a great portion of their day in our discovery area. They more they have to discover, the more their creative minds can explore. They all enjoy fun and different manipulatives. Since my students spend a portion of each school day in discovery, the more they have, the better.

Exploring is the key to a creative mind!

If my students only have a small portion of items to choose from and explore, they will become uninterested and not want to be in discovery. This is why I am asking for items to fill this area, this way, they can explore many things while they are there without becoming bored and enjoy being creative!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
LL453 - See-Inside Magnetic Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
TW225 - Beginner’s Peg Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Interlocking Gram Unit Cubes - Set of 1000 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Magic Briks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.46 1 $31.46
Star Puzzle Connecting Pieces- Over 460 pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66

Materials cost

$390.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.46

Total project goal

$543.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.04

5 Donors

-$372.00

Donations toward project cost

-$316.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.80

match offer

-$171.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$145.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.66

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$0.00

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