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Mrs. Sullivan from Dracut MA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschoolers Need Tools to Communicate!

Help me give my students tools for communicating. Kindle Fires along with apps can help children request items by touching pictures. Other apps give access to preschool curriculum, such as calendar, weather, sequencing, sorting, and all kinds of early learning skills.

  • $643 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are adorable and unique preschoolers. Despite being challenged by special needs, my students are full of spirit and constantly find ways to achieve their goals. My class is diverse. One area of need that all students share is communication. Many of my students are not yet using words to convey meaning. They are very creative in using other ways to be heard, both by teachers and by each other.

When one student cries from frustration of not being able to communicate, very often another student will comfort them with a pat or a hug, or offer a toy or snack!

My students are amazing!

My Project

I will use the requested Kindle Fire tablets to give children who are not yet verbal tools to request what they want and need, answer questions, and demonstrate knowledge. Tablets can give children a voice! they are also super motivating in this world of technology. Early math, reading, and science skills are fun to learn on a tablet!

We need hands-on materials in addition to technology.

The use of manipulative materials allows them to explore with all of their senses, develop visual-spatial skills, and carry over what they learn. The visual timers teach students to wait calmly, building impulse control skills.

Help me motivate my students to communicate and grow !

Mrs. Sullivan
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 14 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon Kindle Fire 7 - Kids Edition - tablet - 16 GB - 7' • Best Buy Education $103.89 3 $311.67
LED Activity Tablet • Kaplan Early Learning Company $123.21 1 $123.21
Bucket of Transparent Shapes (408 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Sound and Sort Stackers - Set of 18 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Color Drop Liquid Motion Timers (Set of 3) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66

Materials cost

$508.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$546.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.41

Total project goal

$642.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$642.75

7 Donors

-$607.46

Donations toward project cost

-$546.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

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$0.00

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