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Mrs. Douty from Connellsville PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real-World Problem Solving

Help me give my students hands-on STEM activities to learn problem-solving skills for the real world.

  • $389 goal

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My Students

Our classroom is located in the heart of southwestern PA. I am a special education teacher of a diverse life skills classroom servicing 14 students with moderate to severe special needs. My students come from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing they all have in common; they all come to school to learn and have fun!

My classroom needs materials that are on their grade level but are for older students.

I don't have a curriculum, so I make and/or buy classroom learning activities and the supplies that are needed to make them. I could really use some help! My students are hands-on learners versus visual learners so we do a lot of activities versus worksheets.

They have diagnoses such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, or intellectual disabilities. Many of them are in wheelchairs and/or are non-verbal. This doesn't stop them though! They give their best each and every day!

My Project

These materials will make a huge difference in my classroom to help my students solve real-life problems such as making something stronger, bigger or smaller. My students love to build and require hands-on materials to learn. With so many different learning styles and a variety of learning levels, I have to have materials that appeal to all.

With your help, we will build our STEAM learning library and have fun activities all year long!

My students benefit from using different materials and bigger materials because of their disabilities and the ones on my list will be perfect for them.

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Mrs. Douty
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards - Creativity Beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98
dreambuilderToy Magnetic Tiles, 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $33.99 2 $67.98
Plus-Plus - Open Play Construction Set - 400 piece - Learn to Build Basic • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Jarrby STEM Flowers Educational Therapy Toys - Great Building Toys STEM JR / STEAM Interlocking Preschool Learning Toys • Amazon Business $28.88 1 $28.88
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Pllieay 150 Pieces 7 Sizes Craft Foam Balls Polystyrene Foam Balls Art Decoration Balls for Art, Craft, Household and School Projects • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Learning Resources Link 'N' Learn Links, Bucket of 500 Assorted Color Links, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Building Blocks 500 Pieces Set, Building Bricks Creative DIY Interlocking Toy Set Random Colors Mixed Shape ABS Puzzle Construction Toys Set for Kids and Toddlers (500 PCS) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ialnal 50 Pack Translucent & Solid 6-Sided Game Dice 5 Sets of Vintage Colors 14Mm Dice for Board Games & Teaching Math Dice Set Classroom Accessories Dice Set RPG Dice, Multicolor • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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