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Mrs. Barnett from Lexington KY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Right Tools for Young Learners!

Help me give my students hands-on materials to promote their learning and sensory needs.

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will be starting my sixth year teaching in a self contained classroom for students with moderate to severe disabilities. My previous teaching experience is within middle and high school grades and I am excited for a new adventure!

I spent the last year in a private clinic for applied behavior analysis working with students 1:1 to develop language skills and decrease behaviors.

Being away from the classroom helped me to realize my passion for the classroom and my students.

When I left teaching in 2018 I gave away a lot of my materials to student teachers and other teachers. I would like to "revamp" my materials to make my classroom welcoming and well stocked for my 10 new learners.

My Project

This will be my first year as an elementary school special education teacher. The 10 students within my classroom have varying abilities and require intensive 1:1 intervention. My school has students from 41 countries with 52% receiving free and reduced lunch.

Students within my classroom have significant learning and behavior needs.

In order to provide the necessary support, I have to modify and create materials on my own. This can be time consuming and expensive to implement.

I want to start the year off right with appropriate materials so that my students have the best opportunity to succeed within the education setting.

I appreciate any help.

Thank you!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toddler Educational & Musical Percussion for Kids & Children Instruments Set 18 Pcs – With Tambourine, Maracas, Castanets & More – Promote Fine Motor Skills, Enhance Hand To Eye Coordination, • Amazon Business $24.05 1 $24.05
Fabric Paint Set with Brushes & Stencils: Craft Puffy Paint for Decorating Shirts, Denim, Upholstery, Textile or Glass - 3D Puff Paint Kit with Glitter and Glow in The Dark Paint - 24 1 Oz Bottles • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Learning Resources LER6644 Giant Magnetic Ten-Frame Set, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Learning Resources Froggy Feeding Fun Activity Set, Fine Motor Toy, 65 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Kids and Adults,Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy-Perfect for ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Carson Dellosa Key Education Early Learning Language Library Learning Cards (845036) • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
Vkey 2cm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White (750pairs) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Gymboss Interval Timer and Stopwatch - Violet/Pink Metallic Gloss • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
First Builders Big Building Bag • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Chew Brick Chewable Pencil Toppers - 3-Pack - Chewy Sensory Aid for Autism & Oral Motor Special Needs Kids - Chewing Topper Helps Girls & Boys with Biting Teething by Solace (Mild, Chewy) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube Classic Wooden Toy, Developmental Toy, Easy-to-Grip Shapes, Sturdy Wooden Construction, 12 Pieces, 5.5″ H × 5.5″ W × 5.5″ L • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Channie's W302 EASY PEASY ALPHABET HANDWRITING WORKBOOK COMBINE BOTH TRACING & WRITING. LOTS PRACTICES! MOST VISUAL & SIMPLE WORKBOOK ON THE MARKET • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Eureka 'Telling Time' Bulletin Board Analog Clock Practice, 4pc, 17'' W x 24'' L • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Channie's 2-Pack Visual Dry Erase Magnetic Boards with Marker, Tracing, Printing, and Writing Alphabet, Letters, and Numbers, Size 8.5” x 11”, Ages 3 and Up, PreK – 3rd • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, 114 Pieces • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Melissa & Doug First Shapes Jumbo Knob Puzzle (Colorful Artwork, Extra-Thick Wooden Construction, 5 Pieces, 15.5″ H × 11.2″ W × 1.6″ L) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$265.23

Vendor shipping charges

$5.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$305.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.85

Total project goal

$359.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$359.01

1 Donor

-$359.01

Donations toward project cost

-$305.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.85

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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