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Mrs. Bergem from Pine River MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Touch It! Manipulate It! Learn It!

Help me give my students hands-on learning math and reading items to maximize our growth. The Learning Resources brand is high quality materials that allow my students to manipulate and expand their learning.

  • $206 goal

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My Students

I work in a Title I school where every student, Pre-school through grade 12, receives free breakfast and lunch because of our high poverty rate.

My students are the hardest working kids I know.

They each have their own unique needs and disabilities. But, yet they come to school each day with a smile and are eager to learn. They try their best each day and have fun in the process. My classroom is a self-contained special education classroom, which means they spend more than 75% of their day in my classroom. The students range from Kindergarten to 6th grade. They have various disabilities, including Autism, Developmental Cognitive Disabilities, Down's Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

I want to create a classroom that focuses on hands-on learning and promotes independence and functional skills so my students can be successful when they leave school.

My Project

I work with a group of students with significant academic needs. Many of my students are also developmentally 3-4 years behind their peers. I have found the greatest success in learning academic tasks when I am using tools that are more "play based." By having these items in my room students are more likely to engage in academic tasks.

The students in my room learn through play.

The students can use the counting dinos as toys but we can learn sorting skills, matching skills, make requests if the student is non-verbal and count the dinosaurs. The same idea for the popcorn - students can place given numbers, count, make patterns and play while learning. We can learn our letters by playing with the popsicles.

A huge thank you in advance for supporting my students and my classroom!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Dino-Sorters Counting Toy and Math Activity Set, 65 Pieces • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog • Amazon Business $16.43 1 $16.43
Learning Resources Snap-n-Learn Number Bugs • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Number Pops, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Learning Resources Counting Cows Toy Set, 20 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops, 26 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Snap-N-Learn Rhyming Pups Toy • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Count 'em Up Popcorn • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Easter Eggs Educational Toys, 24PCS Puzzle Egg Toys Improves Motor Skills Cognition Geometric Shapes(Colors Random) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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