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Mrs. Watkins from Peoria IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students hands-on objects to aid in learning about community helpers!

  • $497 goal

This project expired on September 2, 2019.

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My Students

I provide speech and language therapy for three to five year old children in an early childhood education center. My students often have risk factors and most are in a special education setting. I work with students that have developmental delays, selective mutism, Autism and speech and language delays.

My students work on functional communication, vocabulary, social skills, basic concepts, listening and following directions and speech sound production to improve communication skills in the classroom and home environments.

The goal is to better prepare my students for Kindergarten.

My Project

I have learned that the use of objects in my therapy is invaluable! My students respond so much better when they have a hands-on object that they can manipulate. While pictures can be used with some older, more mature students, my youngest students do not attend well to picture cues.

My goal is to build a collection of community helper objects to aid in teaching young students different occupations and essentially be able to answer 'who' questions pertaining to professionals.

I plan to have my students identify an object from a label. I will also show them one of the objects and see he or she can provide the label. Further, I will ask 'who will deliver the mail?' My goal is to have my students pick up the mail carrier!

Since many of students struggle to answer 'who' questions, I am going to use these objects to help them remember each occupation and the job he or she performs! Increasing vocabulary skills is such a vital part of my job and these objects are sure to help the students increase that skill set!

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

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fisher Price Little People Doctor and Surgeon • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Fisher-Price Little People Sofie & Chef • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
TOOLBOX FILL AND SPILL, SET OF 9 • School Specialty $23.64 1 $23.64
Fisher-Price Little People Artist • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Fisher-Price Little People Helicopter • Amazon Business $19.55 1 $19.55
Fisher Price Little People Service Woman and Man • Amazon Business $18.78 1 $18.78
Kinetic Sand Beach Sand Kingdom Playset with 3lbs of Beach Sand (ages 3+) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Picnmix Educational Toys & Games Toddler - Preschool Learning Puzzle - Pizza Educational Toy for 2 or 3 Year Olds Boys and Girls - Eco-Friendly Plastic Learning Games - Educational Board Games • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Fruit Scented Washable Dot Markers for Kids and Toddlers Educational Set of 6 Pack by Do A Dot Art, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Learning Resources New Sprouts Fix It!, 6 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Fisher-Price Little People Sit with Me School Bus - Replacement Student and Driver Figures DJB52 • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Fisher-Price Little People Dump Truck • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Fisher-Price Little People Vehicle Train, Large • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fisher-Price Little People Hair Stylist • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Fisher Price Little People Policeman and Rescue Dog • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Fisher-Price Little People Travel Together Airplane Vehicle • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Fisher-Price Little People Veterinarian Kianna • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Fisher-Price Little People Vehicle Tractor, Small • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fisher-Price Little People Sending Letters Mail Truck • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fisher-Price Little People Photographer • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Fisher-Price Little People Teacher • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Fisher-Price Little People Dentist • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77
Fisher-Price Little People to The Rescue Fire Truck • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fisher-Price Little People Have a Slice Pizza Delivery Car • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fisher-Price Little People Librarian • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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