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Mrs. Saldana-Beene from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Turn! Your Turn! Practice Through Creative High-Interest Toys

Help me give my students opportunities to expand their creativity and pretend play skills using these Gears, construction vehicles, and additional items.

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are bright energetic 3-5 year old students with Speech or Language Impairments, Other Health Impairments, and Autism. About 96.6% of the students receive free or reduce-priced meals. Most of their goals are to attend during a teacher-led activity, use words to communicate wants and needs, use socially acceptable phrases/words while cooperatively interacting with peers.

Many of my students have a positive perception of school to the point that some dislike going home.

My goal is to give my students a five-star education. For this, we need help from donors like you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

My Project

My classroom is one of many full inclusion classrooms sprouting throughout the nation. I, Special Education Teacher, co-teach with a General Education teacher. Since the beginning of the year, we've noticed a need for high-interest materials/toys.

With your help, these high-interest materials will motivate my students with special needs to improve creativity and pretend play skills while socializing with their typically developing peers in our full inclusion classroom.

These high-interest materials will also enable my students to build other skills. The gears will provide endless opportunities for my students to practice fine motor and problem-solving skills. The tabletop construction vehicles and roads will promote turn-taking, hand-eye coordination, and early literacy skills. To introduce and encourage interest in sciences, my students will explore and ask questions about objects they see through the microscope. Because trying on play clothes is not as interesting to many of my students, the dress-up magnetic doll with clothes and puzzles will provide students with multimodal ways of playing pretend and discussing what community helpers wear and practice. As a reinforcer, some of my students will have an opportunity to use the screwdriver and screw box after completing an adult-led activity for 10-15min, as indicated in their IEP.

Your donation will not be in vain. It will make a difference in the learning and socialization of my students with special needs in our full inclusion classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Toy Set, 150 Pieces, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Educational Insights Design & Drill Take-Along Toolkit - STEM Learning with Toy Drill • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Microscope STEM Toy for Preschoolers • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Construction Vehicles Toys with Play Mat, 6 Construction Cars, 6 Road Signs and 15.5" x 23.5" Playmat, Mini Diecast Cars Play Sets, Toy Trucks, Perfect Toy Cars Party Supplies • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Wooden Toys Magnetic Puzzles Kids Wooden Games 109 Pieces Double Side Education Learning Toys for Children • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
The Learning Journey: Match It! - Who Am I? - Self-Correcting Matching Puzzle Set • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Julia Magnetic Dress-Up Set, Pretend Play, 8 Outfits, Encourages Creativity, 24 Magnetic Pieces, 11.6" H x 8.65" W x 1.05" L • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Educational Insights Geosafari Jr. Kidnoculars: Kids Binoculars - Perfect for Preschool Science • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$137.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.21

Total project goal

$214.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.74

1 Donor

-$214.74

Donations toward project cost

-$182.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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