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Ms. Valerie from Chicago IL is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Tools for Our Kinderstars

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn with hands-on materials such as a sorting board, pegboards, puzzle boards, literature and writing centers, scissors, and play figures.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

I work in a Special Education classroom; I have 8 kids this year! My students have multiple disabilities, are on the autism spectrum and are developmentally delayed. I want to be able to provide a classroom that is organized and ready to learn in.

All the kids are very sweet, kind, and fun children to work with.

I am honored to have them in my classroom this year and I know we are going to have an amazing year! I want to set my students up for success and in order to do that I want to be able to provide the right supplies for my students in order for them to succeed.

My Project

The materials picked for this project are going to help my students be able to learn in a different way. As a special education teacher it brings me so much joy when I am able to provide activities for my students that are appropriate and will help them develop necessary skills to gain academic achievement.

These hands on activities can become very pricey, with your help we can provide these tools to make learning in our room even more beneficial for my students.

Some activities I have added are math boards to help with learning to count, interactive story telling kits where the kids can manipulate materials while I’m ready, writing boards and flip charts of the alphabet to help with language arts. I have also added a variety of adapted scissors and sensory tools that will be great for students. The materials we have picked are from language arts, math and community worker activities. These materials will help the children learn in a different way for all my students

Ms. Valerie
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC550X - Literature-Based Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
PP169 - Community Workers Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50
Dexterity Aid Loop Scissors 2-Pack - 8 Inches (Dark Blue) With Options • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Lauri Tall-Stackers - Pegs A-Z Pegboard Set (Uppercase) • Amazon Business $37.98 1 $37.98
American Educational Products P-110 Table Top Scissors, Plastic Base, 45 mm, Round Blade • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
PlayMonster Lauri Number Puzzle Boards & Pegs • Amazon Business $32.01 1 $32.01
PP949 - Positional Words Resource Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF444 - Color Rings Sorting Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Menchies Little Kids Figures Playset - Little Kids Community Play Figures - Little Figures for Preschool or Toddlers - Includes Fireman and Policeman Figures -Great Gift for Toddlers • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Sesame Street Elmo's On the Go Letters • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up Counting Toy Set, 76 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Sesame Street Playskool Cookie Monster's On The Go Numbers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Maped Koopy Spring Scissors 5 Inch, Assorted Colors (037910) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98

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