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Mrs. King from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivating Materials for Maximum Learning

My students need a variety of materials to help them meet their goals, and keep them engaged.

  • $520 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a preschool special education classroom in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, serving students with Autism and other developmental disabilities. My students love to move, laugh, and learn! My students are primarily nonverbal communicators, and have different sensory and movement needs to help them feel safe and ready to learn. Research has shown that positive early experiences are crucial to later successes in life. We want to make this first experience with school a positive one for our students!

Research has shown that early interventions positively impact outcomes across developmental domains, and later successes in life.

My Project

My students are in need of engaging, individualized materials to help them meet their goals.

My students learn best through hands-on learning, and with materials that are of interest to them.

My students love sensory activities, especially water play. The Design and Build Floating Blocks will help with their spatial reasoning and motor skills, while the Floating Alphabet will help with literacy. Also helping with literacy is the Alphabet Floor Puzzle, which will additionally assist with their social skills while they work together to complete an activity. Many of my students prefer real photographs versus illustrations, so these books will help motivate them to look at and learn from books.

The Lego StoryTales will help my students build their creativity and language.

My students find small, tight places calming, so the tent with the tunnel will assist them in calming skills, while also building gross motor and social cooperation skills.

These materials will help motivate and engage my students, help them self-regulate, and in turn- learn!

Mrs. King
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
StoryTales • LEGO Education $120.95 1 $120.95
UTEX 4 in 1 Pop Up Kids Play Tent Tunnel Ball Pit, PlayHouse with 2 Tunnel, 2 Tents and Zipper Storage Bag for Boys, Girls, Babies and Toddlers for Indoor & Outdoor Use • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Look and Learn About Concepts (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.66 1 $35.66
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE332 - Float & Find Alphabet Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA719 - Magic Board Printing Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
Six Pin Bowling Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
10 Minutes Gravity Sandglass Hourglass Visual Timer Precise Sand Clock, Durable Vlue Sand Timer • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Active Kids Floor Puzzle (24 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
FK281 - Alphabet Photo Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Binoculars • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
WhisperPhone(r) Solo • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 1 $7.61
PP717 - Lakeshore Magic Board - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.49 1 $5.49

Materials cost

$377.11

Vendor shipping charges

$28.61

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$441.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.89

Total project goal

$519.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$519.27

1 Donor

-$243.19

Donations toward project cost

-$228.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$250.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$213.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.27

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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