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Mrs. Gipson from Marion IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Play is Serious Learning!

Help me give my students items to support their sensory, language and social/emotional needs.

  • $245 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach 3-5 year old special needs children housed in a public school in our community. They are included in a pre-k center with typical functioning children. My kiddos have a variety of special needs including: autism, physical limitations, speech and language delays, sensory differences, deafness, and cognitive delays. The main emphasis in our classroom is language and social skills.

Almost daily we are able to celebrate accomplishments that may seem small to most, but are HUGE for our little ones with exceptionalities.

Just today our little guy with down syndrome said his first two word sentence! "Ball in." It was a big deal! Another has begun to "go" in the potty. It's like a party each time he does. Even pointing to a picture to make a choice for snack is a giant step for some.

Teaching these exceptional children has been the highlight of my teaching career. They are so excited to learn new things and be involved in new experiences.

My Project

The children with autism and other exceptionalities in my classroom need sensory support. Several of the items I have requested will assist me in helping my children meet those needs. The bean bag chair will be used in my calm down area (a small tent with comfort items and sensory items) where children can go when they become over stimulated and want to be alone or need a comfortable, safe place to work through a meltdown. Other items I've requested are used during play to illicit language, social interaction and speech skills are needed to replace older toys that are worn and out dated. What may seem like "just playing" to an observer is much, much more in a 3-5 year old special needs classroom!

Mrs. Gipson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Sapphire • Amazon Business $39.88 1 $39.88
Marvel Education MTC-138 Pretend Professionals 12 Pretend Career Figures Creative Minds • Amazon Business $32.89 1 $32.89
Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
Beverly Hills Doll Collection Sweet Li'l Family Set of 9 Action Figure Set- Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Toddler, Twin Boy & Girl • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Crayon Rocks 16 Colors in a Red Velvet Bag • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Sensory Sand Ultimate Set -- Over 3 Lbs of No Mess Magic Sand for Kids Toddlers • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Fisher-Price Big Helpers Family, Multicolor • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
BUNMO Stress Relief Toys for Special Needs Children - Stretchy Sensory Toys for Autistic Children / ADHD / Fidgets & Anxiety Toys for Adults - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

Materials cost

$175.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$208.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.72

Total project goal

$244.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$244.78

7 Donors

-$123.00

Donations toward project cost

-$104.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.45

match offer

-$121.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.27

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$0.00

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