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Ms. Elmo from Toms River NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Touched by Learning

Help me give my students magnetic letters, word building tiles, and other kinesthetic manipulatives to engage their tactile senses and unlock their full academic potential.

  • $619 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students arrive at school every morning with smiles on their faces, eager to learn. They come from culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse families. Many of my students qualify for free and reduced-priced lunch meals, a program supported by our Title I school, and some of them learn English as their secondary language.

Regardless of the obstacles that my students face at home and in the community, my school offers a safe environment that encourages academic and social growth for all.

Our students "ROAR with Pride" by being respectful, responsible, and safe. It is my goal as a kindergarten educator to promote this school-wide motto by creating a fun, yet educational, learning atmosphere for my students.

My Project

A variety of mediums is needed to teach the young learner a specific concept or skill. For many students, a combination of visual, auditory, and tactile senses must be utilized to promote the complete retention of materials. However, the traditional classroom focuses primarily on visual and auditory measures, neglecting tactile lessons.

There are endless educational opportunities available when kinesthetic manipulatives are used.

Magna-tiles, letter blocks, pocket charts, magnetic letters and numbers, write and wipe boards, and sound tiles are all necessary additions to my arsenal of kinesthetic manipulatives. These materials can be used for identifying letters and numbers, spelling words, and solving basic mathematic equations: all of which are crucial building blocks to a student’s educational foundation. The manipulatives can also be used in a variety of lesson plans from independent assessments to collaborative group assignments.

Ms. Elmo
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF525 - Snap-Together Letter Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA964 - Adjustable Pocket Chart Stand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RR621 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Lapboard - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 6 $41.94
LL803 - Beginning Sounds Magnetic Sorting Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC676 - Magnetic Numbers & Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG954 - Word Building Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 6 $29.94
Teacher Created Resources Light Blue Marquee 7 Pocket Chart (28" x 28") • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
RA529 - Linking Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Teacher Created Resources Lime Polka Dots 7 Pocket Chart (20741) • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
EE258 - Tactile Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
SVT6022 - Magna-Tiles® Cars Expansion Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP420 - Alphabet Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP421 - Alphabet Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TC796 - Regular Magnetic Sentence Strip Pockets - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EE607 - Easy-Grip Safety Tweezers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$488.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$525.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.73

Total project goal

$618.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$618.18

1 Donor

-$618.18

Donations toward project cost

-$525.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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