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Ms. Cooper from Victor NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Necessities for the Special Needs Classroom

Help me give my students puzzles, building sets, storage bins, play sand, and much more.

  • $650 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are unique learners who present on the autism spectrum. My class consists of non-verbal students, making learning a lot less traditional. My students learn through a multi-sensory approach and need hands-on, sensory-based activities.

"Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, Fair is everybody getting what they need in order to be successful.“-Rick Riordan.

My students need sensory items in order to meet their learning needs. My students are kind, bright, and love to learn; however, without the proper materials, learning is more challenging than beneficial for them. I truly believe that they are capable of so much, and with the right classroom and teaching, they will succeed far beyond what was imagined!

My Project

These materials are vital to creating a space where my students are able to show what they are capable of in a non-traditional class setting. These students are hard working, motivated individuals who want to succeed.

The puzzles, building sets, storage bins, and play sand will provide hands-on learning for the students, creating activities that will truly allow them to participate and be actively engaged in their learning.

My students need tactile learning materials in order to focus and show what they know. These materials will provide steady growth in their learning, as well as new opportunities for growth and development as they progress throughout the year.

The materials that I have selected will provide students with the opportunities to enhance their number and letter recognition, as well as provide opportunities for growth and development in fine and gross motor skills. With hands-on materials, students will be able to show their thought process, allowing for continued growth and development. The listed materials will advance their thinking and learning of math in number correspondence, number recognition, and basic addition, as well as ELA with alphabet recognition and the building and reading of sight words.

Ms. Cooper
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 12 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Squigztm Deluxe Set- 50 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.96 1 $44.96
LC91 - Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.59 7 $39.13
Branch Blocks - 36 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
PP574 - Divided Storage Bins - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 2 $31.98
Bead Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.46 1 $31.46
Staples Thermal Pouches, Letter, 50/Pack (17467) • Staples Advantage $7.74 4 $30.96
HH601 - Lakeshore Easy-Grip Sponge Painters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE200 - Mold & Play Sensory Sand Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Staples Thermal & Cold Laminator, 9.5" Width, White (5738801) • Staples Advantage $28.32 1 $28.32
TT769X - Neon Connect & Store Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
My First Animals Book Set - Board Books • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.56 1 $21.56
Center Enterprise CE6903 READY2LEARN Upper/Lower Lacing Alphabets Combo (Pack of 52) • Amazon Business $20.27 1 $20.27
Learning Resources Froggy Feeding Fun Activity Set, Fine Motor Toy, 65 Piece, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up Counting Toy Set, Fine Motor, 76Piece, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops, Alphabet Matching & Fine Motor Skills Toy, 26 Piece, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Number Pops, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
HH603 - Lakeshore Easy-Grip Sponge Painters - Numbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LC582 - Translucent Color Chips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
Lace and Trace Pets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.99 1 $8.99
PP228 - Heavy-Duty Supply Cups - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.39 1 $6.39

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