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Ms. Moorman from Northfield IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Purposeful Play and Accessible Art in Special Education

Help me give my students accessible art supplies and educational toys, including learning locks, Lalaboom sets, play food, and more, to enrich our classroom environment.

  • $919 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in a cross-categorical special education classroom for elementary grade students. My classroom services a diverse group of students with a variety of disabilities. My classroom provides a structured learning environment where students can receive intensive intervention to further their academic, social, emotional, behavioral and communicative needs. My students come to school eager to take on the day, in spite of the many challenges they face.

I feel deeply fortunate to have the gift of working with and learning from my students each and every day.

My Project

Art provides my students with the opportunity to practice creative expression and choice-making. Art is also a powerful way to work on visual-perceptual skills, requesting, and fine-motor development. For many students with special needs, traditional art supplies are inaccessible and require physical support of an adult in order to complete a project.

Through this project, I have requested specialized art supplies to promote independence so that my students can produce their own beautiful works of art.

The "Melissa and Doug Jumbo Paintbrush Set" will support my students with fine motor limitations in independently grasping the brush in order to paint. With accessible paintbrushes, the possibilities are endless for what my children can create.

I have also requested several educational toys specific to the needs, developmental abilities, and interests of my students. These toys will be implemented in daily instruction to target a variety of skills my students are currently working on. Some of these toys will be used during our "buddy program" which provides my students an opportunity to work on cooperative play skills and engage socially with their typically developing peers. One such toy is the "Buddy Balloon Launch Game" which will allow my students to take turns with their peers launching balloons around the classroom which will surely guarantee a fun time for all!

Ms. Moorman
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IQ Toys ABC Learning Locks Educational Alphabet Set- with 26 Locks, 26 Keys and 4 Keyrings • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Fat Brain Toys Lalaboom 30 Pc Set • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
B. Toys by Battat R/C Bumper Car with Planet • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Fat Brain Toys Klickity Baby Toy • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set, Play Food, Fruits and Vegetables Toy, 25 Piece Set, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Fisher-Price Little People Caring for Animals Farm Playset • Amazon Business $24.29 1 $24.29
Fat Brain Toys Lalaboom 30 Pc Set • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Playgo Jack in The Box • Amazon Business $19.02 1 $19.02
LeapFrog Dino's Delightful Day Alphabet Book, Green • Amazon Business $18.96 1 $18.96
Match upper and lowercase letters with these two-piece gators • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Game Zone Buddy’s Balloon Launch Game – 2 to 4 Players – Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Game Zone Buddy’s Balloon Launch Game – 2 to 4 Players – Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Battat - Sort & Stack - Educational Stacking Cups with Numbers and Shapes for Toddlers • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
Crayola Washable Finger Paints, 6 Count, School Painting Supplies, Gifts for Kids, 4, 5, 6, 7 • Amazon Business $17.07 1 $17.07
Sendida Montessori Math Shapes Puzzle Toys - Toddlers Stacking Wood Blocks Number Toys Stacking Shape Sorting Toys Early Learning Toys for Kids Preschool Counting • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Oombee Cube Sorter • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up Counting Toy Set, Fine Motor, 76Piece, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Learning Resources Hide-N-Go Moo, Sensory Awareness, Cognitive Function Farm Animal Toy, 9 Pieces, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops, Alphabet Matching & Fine Motor Skills Toy, 26 Double Sided Pieces, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
AMOSTING Color Matching Mosaic Pegboard Early Learning Educational Toys for Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops, Alphabet Matching & Fine Motor Skills Toy, 26 Double Sided Pieces, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Yoovi Early Learning Basic Life Skills Learn to Dress Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/Set • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench Wooden Toy with Mallet (Developmental Toy, Helps Fine Motor Skills) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Little Tikes Count 'n Play Cash Register Playset • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
JOYIN 69 Pieces Natural World Animal Dinosaur Insect Sea Animal Farm Animal Figures Stocking Stuffer Mini Plastic Vinyl Assorted Figures Playset • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Style-Carry Musical Light Hammer Baby Toys - Funny Changeable Eyes Hammer Toy for 12 Months Up 1 2 3 Years Old Infant Toddler Boys Girls Presents Gifts • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Educational Insights Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set | Original Playfoam, Preschoolers Practice Letter Recognition & Formation • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Baby Toys & Gifts for Ages 1 to 2, Multi • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Creativity for Kids Sequin Drawing Board • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
VTech Touch and Swipe Baby Phone (Frustration Free Packaging), Orange • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Number Puzzles, Developmental Toys, Wooden Storage Box, Matching & Counting Skill Development, 40 Pieces, 12.75" H x 5.75" W x 2.75" L • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
B. Toys – Hooty-Hoo Owl – Shape Sorter with Whacky Sounds & Bead Toy Maze – Fun Educational Toys for Toddlers and Babies – 100% Non-Toxic and BPA-Free • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Kizh Wooden Letter and Number Construction Activity Set Educational Preschool Toys Shape Color Recognition Pegboard Sorter Set Board Blocks Stack Sort for Toddler Kids Boys Girls Non-Toxic Toy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fisher-Price Little People Sit with Me School Bus • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Jatidne 4 Pieces Spill Proof Paint Cups in 4 Colors and 4 Pieces Color-Matched Paint Brushes Kit • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
Kids Paint Brush, YGDZ 12 Pack Early Learning Mini Flower Sponge Painting Brushes, Washable Foam Roller Craft Sponge Paint Brushes for Kids Toddlers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Gleeporte Stacking Peg Board Set Toy - Montessori Occupational Therapy Early Learning for Fine Motor Skills, Ideal for Toddlers and Preschooler, Includes 30 Plastic Pegs & 1 Board • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Wipe Clean: Pen Control • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set Toy, 4 Classic Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set Toy, 4 Classic Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Bassion Pack of 2 Kids Art Smocks, Children Waterproof Artist Painting Aprons Long Sleeve with 3 Pockets for Age 2-6 Years • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
JIALEEY Educational Toys Learning Smart Egg Puzzle Easter Egg Toys for Study Color Shape Blocks Puzzle for Age 2 Years Old and Up Kid Baby Toddler Boy Girl, 12 PCS 24 Half • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
POPLAY Twisty Pull String Flying Saucers/Helicopters,40 PCS • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fun Express Stack It Peg Game with Board Occupational Therapy for Austism, Various Colors, (IN-57/2146), (1 Board and 30 Pegs) • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Paint Brush Set (Arts & Crafts, Easy-to-Grip Handles, Ideal for Beginners, Handy Storage Pouch, Set of 4, 8.7″ H × 6.5″ W × 1.5″ L) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$740.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$781.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.85

Total project goal

$918.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$918.99

1 Donor

-$918.99

Donations toward project cost

-$781.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$137.85

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$0.00

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