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Mrs. Coleman from Bridgewater NJ is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Autism Classroom Fine Motor and Academic Centers

Help me give my students materials that will help with their academic goals, their social gains and their fine motor skills.

  • $596 goal

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My Students

I currently work as a Special Education Teacher in an elementary school in a self-contained classroom for children with autism. My students range from kindergarten to second grade. All of my students display a range of challenges that although are common to being on the Autism Spectrum, are truly unique to them. Each student struggles with limitations that include but are not limited to; social and academic delays as well as communication and behavioral challenges.

Despite the challenges that my students have to live with and face every single day, they truly work tremendously hard to not only overcome these limitations and work to their greatest potential, but also to merely just "fit-in" with their general education peers.

Even during "play time" in our class, they are still constantley learning and being taught functional life skills and social awareness skills to ensure they will strive in society as they grow older.

Ensuring that students with autism make the gains and strides that are really required in order for them to truly be as independent as possible, there are an infinite amount of resources that could be utilized in order to assist in their learning and growth.

My Project

The materials I am requesting will help with ensuring I am able to meet each of my students Individual Educational Goals by specifically targeting exactly what they need. By acquiring these materials, I will be able to create various but specific learning centers around my classroom where each student can work individually, with another student and with assistants to tackle specific skills.

Children with Autism require a variety of materials to ensure they are not only learning what they individually need but also that they are generalizing the skills they acquire.

The supplies that are needed in order to have an adequate centers in my classroom are things which include: "Learning Resources Rainbow Sorting Crayons, Various Colors”, several file folder games in which the students can independently perform different academic tasks, th "Yoovi Early Learning Basic Life Skills Learn to Dress Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/set”, different sentence and word building packages to work on their sentence structure and learning to spell words, play materials where they can learn imaginative play skills or show their creative side by using stickers to create words and different pieces of artwork, several books in which they can read either independently with their peer or by themselves and organizational materials to properly store everything in an organized way which include a rolling cart and bins.

Students with autism not only have a hard time acquiring skills but also generalizing the skills they've gained. Having students work on different academic and fine motor centers throughout the day and rotate through each center, will help with allowing for generalization of these skills, while also creating an atmosphere where learning can be fun.

Mrs. Coleman
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Honey-Can-Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer with 12 Plastic Drawers • Amazon Business $58.70 1 $58.70
Learning Resources Rainbow Sorting Crayons, Various Colors, 56 Pieces • Amazon Business $39.79 1 $39.79
D.J. Inkers Getting Ready for School File Folder Games to Go • Amazon Business $31.92 1 $31.92
Carson Dellosa Math File Folder Game (140305) • Amazon Business $31.75 1 $31.75
Key Education Big Box of Easy-to-Read Words Educational Board Game • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Primary Concepts, PC-2011 Letter Formation Sand Tray, 8" x 8" • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Kids Carpet Playmat Rug City Life Great For Playing With Cars and Toys - Play, Learn and Have Fun Safely - Kids Baby, Children Educational Road Traffic Play Mat, For Bedroom Play Room Game Safe Area • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Colorful File Folder Games, Grade K: Skill-Building Center Activities for Language Arts and Math (Colorful Game Books) • Amazon Business $22.18 1 $22.18
Colorful File Folder Games, Grade PK: Skill-Building Center Activities for Language Arts and Math (Colorful Game Books Series) • Amazon Business $21.90 1 $21.90
Yoovi Early Learning Basic Life Skills Learn to Dress Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/set • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
CC O Play Large Lacing Bead Set for Kids - 36 Jumbo Beads & 4 Threads for Toddlers - Montessori Educational Stringing Toy for Preschool Children - Bonus Bag & Ebook with Primary Resources • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
Key Education Sentence Building • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Daily Schedule Pocket Chart, Class Schedule with 26 Cards, 13+1 Pockets. 13 Colored + 13 Blank Double-Sided Reusable Cards, Easy Over-Door Mountings Included. (13” x 36”) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Strong Heavy Duty Magnetic Hooks (5 Pack) - Powerful Black 40lb Neodymium Rare Earth Hook Magnet Set for Multi-Purpose Hanging, Storage, Indoor/Outdoor Organization - Includes 3M Non-Scratch Stickers • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Learning Journey Match It! - Spelling - 20 Self-Correcting Spelling Puzzle for Three and Four Letter Words with Matching Images • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
HOMEWORK 2000 Plus Self Inking School Teacher Student Rubber Stamp - Red Ink • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Instant File-Folder Games for Reading: Super-Fun, Super-Easy Reproducible Games That Help Kids Build Important Reading Skills―Independently! • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Builder Bugs: A Busy Pop-up Book (David Carter's Bugs) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Alpha Bugs: A Pop-up Alphabet (David Carter's Bugs) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Center Enterprise A108"COMPLETED WITH TEACHERS HELP" Stamps • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Carson-Dellosa Learning to Read First Words Educational Board Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Carson-Dellosa Publishing Learning The Alphabet: Ladybug Letters • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Cars Are Cool! (StoryBots) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Melissa & Doug Sticker Collection - Alphabet and Numbers, 1000 Letter and Number Stickers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Melissa & Doug Sticker Collection Book: Dinosaurs, Vehicles, Space, and More - 500+ Stickers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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