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Mrs. Gross from Fall River MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching All Students Using Different Tools

Help me give my students what they need by making learning fun and exciting. Isn't learning how to read more fun when using a slinky?

  • $170 goal

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My Students

I teach kindergarten at an inner city school. My little kiddos are regular fun-loving and sweet children, who are ready to learn! I frequently hear from my students how much they love coming to school. Each day, I am showered with beautiful homemade drawings and crafts because they are the most thoughtful boys and girls.

My students face some tough obstacles, as I work in a community where many of them have free or reduced price lunch.

Yet, they come to school each day unphased and with big smiles! They are a joy to teach and I feel very lucky to be a part of their educational journey.

My Project

Most of the children with special services are in my classroom. I am always on the hunt for ideas in order to support these students. Additionally, these materials can benefit all of the students in class. I am asking for different types of fidget toys such as pencil toppers and "snap and click" snake twisters (children can use these at their desks or rug with out distracting others), as they are proven to help improve concentration and attention during lessons. I am asking for timers for students who work better with a visual to transition from one activity to the next. The class set of slinkys will be used as a fun way to isolate letter sounds and blend words together. The glitter wand will be used for our "Take a Break" space, where children can go to calm down if they are upset or decompress if they need time for themselves.

My children who require special services are just as smart as their friends in our class, but may need extra manipulatives to help them thrive and get on the right track each day.

The materials I hope to receive will help my students work out any anxiety or fidgeting issues they may have then you can even imagine! Fidget manipulatives can help these 5 year olds stay focused and on task without distracting other students around them.

Mrs. Gross
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Magnetic Time Tracker • Amazon Business $22.73 1 $22.73
Magic Rainbow Springs Assorted Bulk (1 Dozen) (2 Inches) • Amazon Business $9.93 2 $19.86
TANGLE Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Emraw Premium Single Hole Paper Punch Cushion Grip Heavy Duty Hole Puncher for Greeting Cards Scrapbook Notebook Puncher Craft Paper Hand Tool Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pencil Finger Fidget Toppers with Pencils (Set of 6 Assorted) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Neliblu Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snake Puzzles, Assorted Colors, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75

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