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Ms. Hunter from Sandy UT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional, Intellectually Creative, Gifted Learning

Help me give my students items for a calming corner, comfy chairs, a new class novel, digital and video camera equipment to motivate and engage their learning in creative and engaging ways, and basic writing and publishing supplies.

  • This project is not currently eligible for funding.
  • $993 goal

My Students

We are a class of 16 Gifted and Talented 3rd graders! Our students come from all over the school district to attend our school and be in the SALTA (Supporting Advanced Learners Toward Achievement) program. Students must TEST and qualify to be in this Gifted and Talented class. The two tests they are given are the CogAT and the Iowa-E. The CogAT is a cognitive ability test that measures thinking processes and reasoning ability. The Iowa-E is an achievement test that measures what students already know in the areas of Math, Reading, Social Studies, and Science at their grade-level. This is my class! They are extremely special students!

They LOVE being back in school, being around friends, learning together, and interacting.

Most of them have been remote home learning off and on since the middle of their first grade year in school. They have social emotional deficits which need to be addressed. They have high academic and intellectual requirements that need to be addressed. These are bright minds that need to be engaged!

My Project

My project reflects the variety of needs I have in my Gifted and Talented 3rd grade classroom.

First, I am in need of specific materials that are motivating to Gifted and Talented students and allow these bright creative students to be able to share what they know and learn thru class presentations, productions, demonstrations and concerts, and stay motivated to learn and produce.

Many have been home playing video games during Covid and prefer that when compared to reading or putting in effort at school!

To help motivate and pique their gifted minds, we use project based learning thru monthly Genius Hour Passion Projects, creative group projects, and weekly subject specific projects. They love to share their creative endeavors of playwriting, acting, music composing, and film making with the class which is why I am requesting presentation remotes, digital and video cameras, microphone, etc. This will allow them to have classroom equipment for their own use and learning, instead of me doing a lot of the production work with my personal iPhone or iPad.

Second, I am requesting basic writing and publishing tools (pens, pencils, markers, pencil sharpeners, etc) because my students love to WRITE! They write and publish their own stories, plays, and songs, and are always in need of basic supplies to keep that going at our project table. Also we would love to have a new award winning novel to read all together in our comfy new bean bag chairs.

Third, being new to the district, my class needs Social Emotional Classroom Tools for a Calming Corner (fidget spinner, stress balls, water timers, etc) because over half my class has anxiety issues and/or social emotional needs due to Covid related stressors and schedules and lack of social experiences.

Ms. Hunter
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $7.69 18 $138.42
Big Joe Classic Beanbag Smartmax, Stretch Limo Black • Amazon Business $34.00 3 $102.00
VJIANGER 4K Digital Camera 48MP Pixel Autofocus Vlogging Camera 3.0" IPS 30FPS Flip Screen 16X Digital Zoom Fixed Camera Lenses for Photography on YouTube with 32GB SD Card, 2 Batteries (Black) • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Video Camera Camcorder for YouTube, Aasonida Digital Vlogging Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270° Rotation Screen Video Recorder with Microphone, Remote Control, 2 Batteries • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
PILOT G2 Premium Refillable & Retractable Rolling Ball Gel Pens, Fine Point, Red Ink, 12-Pack (31022) • Amazon Business $11.27 3 $33.81
Hasbro Gaming Rubik's Solve The Cube Bundle 4 Pack, Original Rubik's Products, Toy for Kids Ages 8 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
Paper Mate Felt Tip Pens | Flair Marker Pens, Medium Point, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $29.92 1 $29.92
Amazon Basics 50-inch Lightweight Camera Mount Tripod Stand With Bag • Amazon Business $12.91 2 $25.82
Presentation Clicker Green Laser Pointer, Rechargeable PowerPoint Clicker Wireless Presenter Remote, RF 2.4GHz USB Presentation Pointer Slide Advancer with Hyperlink Volume Control for Mac Computer • Amazon Business $25.09 1 $25.09
TKTM 3 Types Liquid Motion Bubbler Liquid Timers for Kids Sensory Fidget Toys Small Calming Toy Autism Toys • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
Hsxfl Classic 3D Metal Pin Art Toy - 8in x 6in 3D Large Size Pin Art Board for Kids or Adults (Silver) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
YIHONG 72 Pcs Kawaii Squishies, Mochi Squishy Toys for Kids Party Favors, Mini Stress Relief Toys for Christmas Party Favors, Classroom Prizes, Birthday Gift, Goodie Bag Stuffers • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
SmartQ C368 USB 3.0 Multi-Card Reader, Plug N Play, Apple and Windows Compatible, Powered by USB, Supports CF/SD/SDHC/SCXC/MMC/MMC Micro, etc. • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
bedwina Puffer Balls (Pack of 12) - Stress Relief Balls Bulk, Neon Sensory, Stress Relief & Therapy Ball Toy for Kids for Goodie Bags, Stocking Stuffers and Party Favors • Amazon Business $18.79 1 $18.79
SanDisk 128GB Ultra SDXC UHS-I Memory Card - 100MB/s, C10, U1, Full HD, SD Card - SDSDUNR-128G-GN6IN • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
FOSOTO Waterproof Anti-shock Camera Case Bag Compatible for Canon Powershot SX540 SX530 SX60 SX420 HS M5,Nikon Coolpix L340 B500 B700 L330 L840 P610,Panasonic LUMIX FZ80 GX85,Sony a6000 Digital Camera • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Power Your Fun Arggh Rainbow Giant Stress Ball for Adults and Kids, 5-Inch Jumbo Squishy Stress Relief Ball Fidget Toy, Anti Stress Sensory Ball Squeeze Toy for Boys and Girls (Rainbow) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Sd Card Reader for iPhone iPad Camera,Dual Card Slot Memory Card Reader Supports SD and TF Card Trail Camera Viewer Sd Card Adapter Portable Micro Sd Card Reader No Application Required Plug and Play • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Amazon Basics Woodcased #2 Pencils, Pre-sharpened, HB Lead - Box of 150, Bulk Box • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Roberly 4 Pack Stress Balls Fidget Toys for Adults & Kids, Stress Relief Squishy Color Changing Ball Sensory Toy Gifts for Easetr Stocking Stuffers, Home & Office, Ideal for Autism, ADHD and Anxiety • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
three carriage Colorful Sensory Fidget Stretch Toys-Stretchy Strings Fidget Toy for Relaxing Therapy (12 Pack 6 Colors) - for Adults and Kids-Stress Toy Helps with ADHD ADD OCD Autism Bad • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
ATESSON Fidget Spinner Toy Ultra Durable Stainless Steel Bearing High Speed 2-5 Min Spins Precision Brass Material Hand spinner EDC ADHD Focus Anxiety Stress Relief Boredom Killing Time Toys • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
ATESSON Fidget Spinner Toy Durable Stainless Steel Bearing High Speed Spins Precision Metal Hand Spinner EDC ADHD Focus Anxiety Stress Relief Boredom Killing Time Toys for Adults Kids • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Big Pop It Fidget Toys 100 Bubble Pop Its Fidgets Popit Popits for Kids Toys 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Year Ages Girls Boys Teens Adults Gifts Toy Giant Figit Sensory Toys Popper Huge Large, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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