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Ms. Gibson from Homestead FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Open the Door to Learning Fun with STEM Activities

Help me give my students a Runtz ball chair so they can interact with fun STEM activities and crafts projects for improved eye-hand coordination, problem solving, and ability to work with others.

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I work with attend a school in Miami Dade County and participate in an Academy for children with Autism. Many of the students have decreased communication skills, a variety of sensory issues, and may be reluctant to participate in classroom activities.

Our elementary school is a Title I school with a large migrant population.

Our students qualify to receive free or reduced price lunch.

My children with Autism have language, motor, and cognitive delays and learn at their own pace. Their interaction in functional activities is often diminished due to decreased attention to task and difficulty processing sensory input from their environment. Many of the children are adversely affected by information that we take for granted in the environment and have difficulty functionally engaging in activities. Once they are able to attend, you are able to discover all the amazing talents and abilities that frequently go unseen unless you find just the right way

to open the door. Let's open the door!

My Project

The Safeco Runtz ball chair will provide a safe and comfortable place to sit while allowing my students with Autism to move around while they are sitting. This extra special sensory input promotes self organization and increased attention.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) activities and craft projects are a great way to learn about a variety of academic subjects and have FUN at the same time.

The Design and Drill Activity and Engineering Building Blocks promote improving coordination, problem solving, following instructions, team building and so much more.

The Drawing Stencils, Turkey Craft Kit and Foam Reindeer Holiday Ornament Kit will be used to make holiday projects, building increased precision/motor control and encourage correct sequencing of the steps.

Students that are difficult to engage will want to join in, so Let"s Open the Door.

Ms. Gibson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products Runtz Ball Chair 4756BV, Black Easy-to-Clean Vinyl, Anti-Burst Exercise Ball, Active Chair • Amazon Business $114.63 1 $114.63
Kidtastic Dinosaur Toys - STEM Learning Original (106 pieces), 3 pack Take Apart Fun, Construction Engineering Building Play Set For Boys Girls Toddlers, Best Toy Gift Kids Ages 3yr – 6yr, 3 Year olds • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Simbans Magbuilder STEM Build and Play Toy | 66 Pcs Magnetic Blocks, Letters and Wheels Gift Set | Best Educational Learning Present for Toddlers, Preschool Kids Age 3, 4, 5, 6 Year Old Boys, Girls • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
163 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activities • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center - Perfect STEM Toy for Age 3-6 with Kid Friendly Working Drill • Amazon Business $28.89 1 $28.89
Magnetic Blocks STEM Educational Toys Magnet Building Block Tiles Set for Boys and Girls by Coodoo-64pcs • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Drawing Stencils Set for Kids (54-Piece) - Perfect Creativity Kit & Travel Activity - Arts and Crafts for Girls & Boys with Over 300 Shapes - Educational Toys Age 3+ Ideal Kids Gifts! • Amazon Business $26.62 1 $26.62
Ultimate Jewelry Making Bead Kit - Includes Storage Box and Over 1000 Beads - Perfect Birthday Gift for Girls • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Craftster's Sewing Kits Woodland Animals Craft Educational Sewing Kit for 7 to 12 Age Kids • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
ZOOB BuilderZ S.T.E.M. Challenge • Amazon Business $21.21 1 $21.21
Turkey Craft Kit - Crafts for Kids & Decoration Crafts • Amazon Business $8.52 2 $17.04
Foam Reindeer Holiday Ornament Craft Kit - Pack of 12 Kits • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Magic Color Scratch Christmas Tree Ornaments (24 Count) - Crafts for Kids & Ornament Crafts • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Hey Clay Aliens - Colorful Kids Modeling Air-Dry Clay, 18 Cans with Fun Interactive App • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Foam Christmas Friends Magnet Craft Kit (Makes 12) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Beadery Holiday Beaded Ornament Kit, Candy Cane Assortment • Amazon Business $6.30 2 $12.60
JOYIN 48 Pieces Christmas Assorted Stamps Kids Self-Ink Stampers (12 Different Designs, Plastic Stamps) for Christmas Party Favors, Stocking Stuffers, Kids Crafts, School Prizes and Goodies Toy • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Foam Simple Santa Ornament Craft Kit/Crafts/Activity/School Supplies/Christmas Ornaments-makes 12 • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56

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