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  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Gunn
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Music To My Ears!

My students need Hot Dot activities that combine basic skills with technology to keep kids excited about learning.

My Students

Do you remember doing activities in school where you weren't sure if you were doing it right or not? These Hot Dot activities give our preschool students instant feedback on their work in a fun and engaging way.

Our students are 2-5 year olds with developmental delays.

Some of them have different challenges such as autism or ADHD. Our class has up to 16 students working at different skills levels. We work with them to catch up to their typical peers before entering Kindergarten. Our school has a high percentage of economically challenged families so supplies and materials can be limited.

My Project

Our students will be using these Hot Dot pen activities on a daily basis to work on shapes, colors, letters, patterns, and problem solving skills. The pens give instant feedback with cheerful phrases indicating a right or wrong answer. The students will take turns using the 2 pens during leveled activities appropriate for their level of functioning. Being able to complete activities without adult assistance will help build a sense of independence and confidence that we will foster throughout their time with us. We can use these materials in both big and small group activities. Young students tend to have short attention spans and having numerous activities is important to keeping them engaged. The variety of skills these sets work on will help to keep them interested. The talking pens keeps young learners excited to practice skills repeatedly in a fun and innovative way.

These materials will be used with students of all levels.

They focus on basic and vital knowledge and skills that are the foundation blocks of success in school. The nature of the Hot Dot pens will help students to learn to work independently. They can also be used to practice sharing and listening skills. These activities will be used year after year.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARDS HOT DOTS JR SHAPES SET • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
CARDS HOT DOTS JR NUMBERS AND COUNTING SET • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
HOT DOTS JR PROBLEM SOLVING • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
PEN HOT DOTS JR ACE THE TALKING TEACHING DOG • School Specialty Inc. $12.34 2 $24.68
HOT DOTS JR BEGINNING SCIENCE • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
CARDS HOT DOTS JR COLORS SET • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
CARD HOT DOTS JR PATTERNS AND SEQUENCING SET • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
CARDS HOT DOTS JR THE ALAPHABET SET • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24

Materials cost

$124.36

Vendor shipping charges

$12.44

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.77

Total project goal

$198.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.44

1 Donor

-$99.22

Donations toward project cost

-$84.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.88

match offer

-$99.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and one other donor.

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