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Mrs. Duerr from Desert Hot Springs CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies to Enhance Our Classroom Experience!

Help me give my students balance balls, wobble cushions, pretend cash register, and pencil sharpener.

  • $598 goal

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My Students

My class is a Functional Life Skills Special Education setting consisting of 9th-12th grade students at Desert Hot Springs High School. I teach a diverse group of learners with various needs and they aspire to do only their best!

They are inspiring individuals and I couldn't be happier to be their teacher.

My students require individualized instruction that is specific to their skill level. Every day they continue to practice functional life skills and academics that will allow them to be successful contributors to their community.

My Project

Our classroom is in need of new supplies that could be used for ELA, Math, Art, Life Skills as well as other areas of instruction. I am on a mission to get my students materials that will improve their classroom experience and contribute to maintaining an effective and enriching learning environment.

I teach students in my classroom who require sensory to help them focus, while others require manipulatives to enhance their learning and some need specialized ways to express themselves through art.

Giving my students access to supplies in the areas of sensory, manipulatives and art will open up individualized opportunities.

Thank you for taking an interest in investing in my students educational needs!

Mrs. Duerr
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair Active Classroom Desk Alternative Seating | Built-In Stay-Put Soft Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, 52cm, Grey • Amazon Business $19.98 4 $79.92
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (33cm Robin Egg Blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
STORi Clear Plastic Organizer | 5-Compartments • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, Classic Counting Toy, 73 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $35.95 1 $35.95
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $30.37 1 $30.37
JoyNote Gamenote Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit 208 Pcs with Double-Side Magnet Board - Foam Alphabet Letters for Kids Spelling and Learning • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Gamenote Sight Words Wooden Magnetic Fishing Game - 220 Dolch Word with 2 Magnet Poles for Kindergarten Preschool Children (Activity Guide Include) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Flexible Seating Classroom, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids (Office & Home & School) (33cm Robin Egg Blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch and Squeeze Stress Balls 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders and More • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Eamay Standard Pocket Charts, Clear 10 Pocket Chart for Teacher Lessons in a Classroom or Home Use – Fits Standard 3” Sentence Strips and Word Cards, Black • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lauri Pocket Chart Cards - Sight Words • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Simon Micro Series Game, Single • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Learning Money Chart LAMINATED education poster kids classroom decoration 15x20 • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Learning Resources Pop for Letters Game • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Learning Resources Pop For Sight Words Game, Vocabulary/Literacy Game, 92 Cards, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Carson Dellosa Double Pocket Chart Ring Set Pocket Chart Accessory (158015) • Amazon Business $4.59 2 $9.18
Money Match Me Cards • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Learning Resources Pretend and Play, Play Money, Counting, Math, Currency, 150 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36

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