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Mrs. Martinak from Alexandria KY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

See the Able, Not the Label

Help me give my students board books and art supplies to improve our reading skills, fine motor skills, and communication skills!

  • $841 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a functional unit classroom for students with moderate to severe disabilities for Kindergarten to 5th grade. There are many challenges my students must overcome each day. Tasks that are simple for general education students may require much more focus and determination for students with disabilities to achieve.

"See the able, not the label."

In one school day, my students may work on communicating, writing, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, reading, math, science, social studies, and social skills.

My Project

The books selected for this project were identified by the needs of my students. Board books are sturdier than paperback. Students with vision impairments and other disabilities need books to be have simplistic illustrations and repeated words. Sing a long books with repeated words like "Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" improve gross motor, communication, and literacy skills. Art projects help my students improve their communication and fine motor skills. Students improve communication skills by using an Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device to request materials, follow directions, and describe each others art work. We have limited space in our resource room which is why we need a drying rack to store our art projects.

Mrs. Martinak
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE480X - Board Book Theme Libraries - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
CE326 - CD & Cassette Player with BLUETOOTH® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
TA60ACX - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Case - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.50 2 $109.00
RA216 - Classic Board Book Story Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $67.50 1 $67.50
EE524 - Lakeshore Tabletop Drying Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
TS429 - Touch & Feel Discovery Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $41.50 1 $41.50
LL878 - Classroom Clipboards - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
CA609 - Sing-Along Read-Along Classics with CDs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
BK356 - Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Board Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$674.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$714.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.10

Total project goal

$840.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$840.69

2 Donors

-$30.00

Donations toward project cost

-$25.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

match offer

-$810.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$689.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$121.60

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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