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Mrs. Ketchum from Springfield OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensing a Change

Help me give my students sensory tools and games to help them gain valuable skills to succeed in the classroom.

  • $254 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 20 fun and energetic students who love to be in school. They love to explore and are really beginning to understand print concepts. We are a high-needs school with a diverse group of fantastic students. Some are homeless and come to us with nothing. These students come from all different backgrounds and skill levels. These skills and backgrounds really help to create a unique and fun classroom.

Many of my students have unique needs and I believe they should have the opportunity to learn in the way they need to.

They come to me hungry and many have never been in a classroom setting. They need engaging and fun materials, along with tools to help them concentrate on learning.

My Project

My students are full of life and fun. Many of them do not have the skills to hold a pencil the correct way. Many times it is a sensory issue, where they have an adverse reaction to touch. The Hot Dots will help not only those students who need more fine motor skills, but also those who struggle with letters, sounds and numbers. I know that the gears will help us find new ways to build and explore in a safe friendly environment.

The visual cards for calming will help not only those who have experienced trauma, but those who cannot put into words their struggles.

Not everyone shows their feelings, and I believe that these tools will help me reach more students who struggle with behaviors and self-worth. I have students who come from all walks of life, who might need a little help every now and then explaining what they are feeling or how they are frustrated. I know these tools will help so many of my struggling students.

Mrs. Ketchum
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Dots® Talking Pen, Set Of 6 (New Silver Color) • AKJ Education $54.74 1 $54.74
Gears! Gears! Gears!® 100-Piece Deluxe Building Set • AKJ Education $24.08 2 $48.16
Photo Conversation Cards for Children with Autism and Asperger's • AKJ Education $24.08 1 $24.08
Visual Cards for Calming • AKJ Education $15.99 1 $15.99
Hot Dots® Phonics Flash Cards Consonants • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Hot Dots® Phonics Flash Cards Blends And Digraphs • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Hot Dots® Phonics Flash Cards Reading Readiness • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Hot Dots® Math Flash Cards Telling Time • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

Materials cost

$183.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$215.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.09

Total project goal

$253.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$253.92

7 Donors

-$239.09

Donations toward project cost

-$215.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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