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Mrs. Watkins from Peoria IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Work and Then Play!

Help me give my students a structured setting where they can improve their communication skills!

  • $768 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

It takes a lot of oil to make this ship run smoothly! That's why I am seeking donations for office supplies! I constantly use lamination, file folders, glue and more! Therefore, I am hoping to restock some basic essentials that I typically purchase myself. I am also attempting to reorganize my desk to be more productive.

Once my things are in order - it will be time to play!

I love working with my preschoolers! (Don't tell them - they think all we do is play!) So, on to the fun things! Toys and games included in this project will target speech and language production while the kids play, play, play!

Toys such as the hedgehog and the gumball game are open-ended so I can focus on several areas while the students 'earn' something after working so hard! Pull back cars will allow us to make matches and describe using color words, thus increasing sentence length and functional vocabulary. Keeping toys and materials interesting is so hard to do when I am fighting attention over today's technology, but with your help, I can do it!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
B. Critter Clinic Toy Vet Play Set • Amazon Business $55.85 1 $55.85
Avery 8 Tab Plastic Binder Dividers with Pockets, Two Tone, 1 Set (11989) • Amazon Business $7.47 6 $44.82
2 Pocket Glossy Laminated Paper Folders, Assorted Colors, Letter Size, Paper Portfolios by Better Office Products, Box of 25 Assorted Color Folders (no prongs) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Scotch Thermal Laminator Combo Pack, Includes 20 Letter-Size Laminating Pouches, Holds Sheets up to 8.5" x 11(TL902VP) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Pendaflex Poly Zip Envelope, Letter Size, Assorted Color Zippers, 5 per Pack (85292) • Amazon Business $8.48 4 $33.92
FITUEYES Wood Office Suppies Desk Organizer 5 Compartments with Letter Tray Phone Stand Pen Pencil Holder • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
TT818 - Getting Ready to Write Gumball Grab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Phaxcoo Pull Back Cars, 32 Pack Pull Back Racing Vehicles Mini Car Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $14.97 2 $29.94
Pendaflex Poly Zip Envelope, Letter Size, Assorted Color Zippers, 5 per Pack (85292) • Amazon Business $8.48 3 $25.44
Hanging File Organizer Mesh Box - File Organizer Box Supports Letter Sized and Legal Sized Hanging Folders, Modern Black Metal Mesh Hanging File Crate, Collapsible File Organizer for Home or Office • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Staples 3 Inch BetterView Binder with D-Rings (Pink). • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Fisher-Price Little People Around The Neighborhood Vehicle Pack [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
FJCA 20Packs #10 Zipper Plastic Envelopes 5 x 10 Assorted Colors Envelopes Folder for Money Receipts Coupons Bills • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Decorative Hanging File Folders - 12 Letter Size Reinforced Colored Hang Folders, 1/5-Cut Adjustable Tabs - Cute Designs and Gold foil Font, Office Supplies Filing Organizers, 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Staples Better Binder, 2-Inch, Teal • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Jumping Jack Game • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Nuova Premium Thermal Laminating Pouches, 9" x 11.5"/Letter Size/3 mil, 200 Pack (LP200H) • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
TR673 - Monkeying Around Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Feed The Kitty • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog, Sensory, Fine Motor Toy, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Family, African American • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Bazic, Model 3115, 1/3 Cut Letter Size Paisley File Folder, (Total of 18 Folders) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Fiskars 01-004761J Softgrip Scissors Straight Stainless Steel, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $6.42 1 $6.42
Fisher-Price Little People Have a Slice Pizza Delivery Car • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$613.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$652.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.11

Total project goal

$767.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$767.42

7 Donors

-$372.76

Donations toward project cost

-$335.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.30

Matching donations from our partners

-$372.76

Match offers toward project cost

-$316.85

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.90

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$0.00

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