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Mrs. Hewes from Worcester MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Replenishing Basics For Our Brand New Year

My students need glue sticks, fine motor activities for independent play, pencil boxes and modeling dough to start our new school year.

  • $312 goal

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My Students

I am a Special Education Teacher in a low-income/high poverty school with nearly 700 students in grades Pre-K to 6th. Eighty-four percent are high needs. Fifty-eight percent of our students are economically disadvantaged, thirty-four percent are students with disabilities and forty-eight percent are English Language Learners. Our school houses numerous programs for children diagnosed with Autism. As you can see we are a community of diverse learners.

My students, who are all diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom.

They are very kind, caring, enthusiastic and eager to learn. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things exciting and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences that will help them believe in themselves and be successful.

My Project

Back to school shopping is an exciting time for little ones but due to circumstances beyond their control, my students are not able to supply most of the basics they need when a new year begins.

My students need Crayola Dough, pencil boxes, Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, and manipulatives for independent play in order to start school with the basic necessary tools.

Students learn in different ways but for students diagnosed with autism there are other issues that I need to address when designing lessons. Manipulating or playing with Crayola Dough makes sense for my students who tend to learn best tactilely. Modeling dough encourages children's language and literacy, small motor skills, and science and mathematical understandings. We already have most of the supplies necessary for our modeling dough center but need to replenish our supply of dough.

We also need small hands on activities for our school busy boxes and Alpha-Bots, mini games, ChefSlime and wind up toys will help my students with small motor skills and critical thinking skills as well as helping them learn to stay on task for longer periods of time.

It's going to be another exciting year in our classroom and these materials would be beneficial to all my special learners who need adaptive basics that work best for them allowing them easier, more successful, learning experiences.

Mrs. Hewes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AC225 - Alpha-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Sterilite 17224812 Small Pencil Box, Splash Tint, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $21.45 1 $21.45
Toysmith Mini Handheld Water Arcade Games Basketball & Fish Food Party Set Bundle - 6 Pack (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Schylling Classic Mini Pinball Games Party Favor Bundle Featuring Baseball, Space Race, Ride'Em Cowboy, Circus, 500 Speedway & Jungle Hunt - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Wind up Toys 25 pcs Assorted Toy Animal for Children's Party Gifts Kids Birthdays (More than 2 Dozen) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Crayola Dough 3-lb Bucket-Purple • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Crayola Dough 3-lb Bucket Orange • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
JOYIN 10 Pieces Number Robot Transformer Action Figure Autobots Toys for Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Fillers, S.T.E.A.M. Pre-school Education Toy Fidget Toys • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ChefSlime - Fluffy & Stretchy Mud Slime Putty | 12 Pack | Stress Relief, NON STICKY, Super Soft & Squishy Fun Sludge Toy for Kids and Adults - |JUMBO PACK | - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Crayola Dough, Blue, 3lb Bucket, Crumble Free, Great for Sculpting School Projects, Arts & Crafts • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Crayola Dough 3lb Bucket Green • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Crayola Dough 3lb Bucket Yellow • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
iTrustech Mini Handheld Basketball Shooting Game Ball Toys Wrist and Palm Exercise (Green) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
iTrustech Mini Handheld Basketball Shooting Game Ball Toys Wrist and Palm Exercise (Green) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Construction Vehicles, Pull Back Toy Cars - Bulldoze Excavator Dump Truck Model Kit for Children Toddlers Kids, Mini Engineering Toys Party Favors Cake Decorations Topper Birthday Gift- 9 packs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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