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Mrs. Moore from Lawrence KS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Playing with Purpose

Help me give my students books and toys so they can meet their communication goals!

  • $591 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve energetic and curious 3-5 year olds who qualify for speech and language services in the Lawrence, KS school district. I have worked with early childhood students for a decade and have found one thing to be true: This age group learns through play, so my job is to play with purpose! They love to be able to touch, see, and move when learning. They deserve to have new and appropriate materials to meet their special education needs. I want to make that happen for these preschool students.

My Project

Help me tailor my materials to meet the needs of preschoolers with significant communication delays. They learn through play and by donating to my project I will be able to expose them to new vocabulary, turn taking, requesting, appropriate use of materials, following directions etc. The possibilities are endless! All of the books chosen involve rich vocabulary and fantastic illustrations that are appropriate for preschoolers. Currently, I am borrowing materials from other therapists and teachers or trying to make materials work for my students with a very large range of abilities. By supporting me, I will reach more than 40 students and have the materials to individualize their therapy.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Betty Crocker 82310 101 Cookie Cutters, Assorted • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Felt Play Food Pizza Set (Pretend Play, Easy to Clean, Includes Play Ideas, 42 Durable Pieces) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
In the Tall, Tall Grass • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Freddie Frog Felt Figures for Flannelboard Stories Freddie Froggy Gets Dressed- Precut & Ready to Use • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Jumping Jack — Pull Out a Carrot and Watch Jack Jump Game • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
"Hi, Pizza Man!" • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
In the Small, Small Pond (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $18.73 1 $18.73
Learning Resources Attribute Apples • Amazon Business $17.40 1 $17.40
Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pads Set: Fairies, Princess Castle, Play House, Dress-Up - 680+ Stickers • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
YoYa Toys Beadeez! Squishy Stress Ball with DNA Spiky Textures (3-Pack) Colorful Sensory Toy and Stress Relief for Kids, Adults | Gel Water Beads | Promote Calm Focus for ADHD, Autism • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lauri Pocket Chart Cards - Story Sequencing • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
From Head to Toe • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Lucky Ducks -- The Memory and Matching Game that Moves • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Froggy Gets Dressed • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Thanks for Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Ocean Animals Figures, Plastic Sea Animal Creatures Figurines Toys, Realistic Large Deep Sea Life Shower Bath Pool Toys Cupcake Topper Party Favor Gift for Child Toddler with Turtle Shark, 34 Piece • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Apples and Pumpkins • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? sound book (Brown Bear and Friends) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Pete the Cat Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Kinetic Sand, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 & Up (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Press Here (Interactive Book for Toddlers and Kids, Interactive Baby Book) • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Trashy Town • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Halilit HL200 Mini Rainmaker, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Neliblu Realistic Animal Toy Figures - 3" Realistic Animals for Zoo - Animal Play Sets - Fun Toys for Children, Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Educational Animal Figures (1 Dozen) by • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Strokes Art Clay and Dough Tools Six Piece Set - Ages 3 & Up • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
GiftExpress Large Farm Animals 12 Piece • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
ArtCreativity Light Up Orbiter Spinning Wand | 7 Inch LED Spin Toy with Batteries Included | Great Gift Idea for Boys, Girls, Toddlers | Fun Birthday Party Favor/ Carnival Prize (Colors May Vary) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
BUNMO Pop Tubes Sensory Toy - 4 Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mouse's First Day of School • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Go Away, Big Green Monster! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Snowmen at Night (Storytown Library, Grade K, Story 8) • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza (A Rookie Reader) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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