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Mrs. Sodomsky from Woodside NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Education Students In Desperate Need to Have FUN!

Help me give my students the gift of having fun. Students do not know how to play with each other! Let them have fun!

  • $711 goal

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My Students

We are a fourth grade integrated co-teaching classroom. Our students are an enthusiastic group of students who are learning life lessons! There are two teachers in our classroom. A special education teacher and a general education teacher. We also have many wonderful support staff in and out of our room all day.

We have 32 super motivated fourth grade students who love to learn.

Our environment is made up of a community of learners who love to explore new ideas. We love to learn!

My Project

Students today don't know how to have fun with each other. Many times students are watching television and playing video games. They are not interacting with each other. We are requesting classic board games to teach many skills. For example, the skill of taking turns in a game. Students will learn to love playing these games! We want kids to be kids! We find it is important for them to learn to socialize!

Origami helps students in many ways!

We have a student who rarely speaks. Each week we allow him to work on origami for a full period. He is able to use his hands to create instead of his words! This student has taught the other students how to create origami. It is a new "trend" in the classroom. It is allowing shy students to open up! We are asking for a kit to give each student.

We would also like binders to store all the game rules so they don't get lost! In a classroom, many things get easily lost!

Mrs. Sodomsky
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 32 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creativity for Kids Origami - Origami for Beginners, 60 Bright Origami Papers • Amazon Business $13.49 30 $404.70
Avery 4" Durable View 3 Ring Binder, EZD Ring, Holds 8.5" x 11" Paper, 2 White Binders (9801) • Amazon Business $26.24 1 $26.24
Sorry Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
The Game of Life Board Game Ages 8 & Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hasbro Clue Game • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Find It Heavy Duty Flat View Binder, 5 Inches, Black (FT07075) • Amazon Business $18.57 1 $18.57
Origami Paper 500 Sheets, Premium Quality for Arts and Crafts, 6-inch Square Sheets, 20 Vivid Colors, Same Color on Both Sides, 100 Design E-Book Included (See back of the cover for download info) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Origami Paper Set - 120 Sheets - Traditional Japanese Folding Papers including Floral, Animal Prints, Aztec, Geometric - Create Flowers, Crane, Owl, Dragon, Animals - Origami papers for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
HedBanz Game, Family Guessing Game - Edition may vary • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Mini Origami Paper 200 Sheets, 2-inches Square, 20 Vivid Colors, Same Color on Both Sides, Premium Quality for Arts and Crafts, 100 Design E-Book Included (See Back of The Cover for Download info) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Origami Paper for Kids and Adults, 20 Colors 500 Sheets, Double Sided, 6-Inch by 6-Inch for Arts and Crafts Projects - Ideal as a Gift, a Very Unique Gift • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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