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Mrs. Amanda Runquist from Las Vegas NV is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basics of Communication

Help me give my students the basic supplies that are needed in order for them to communicate.

  • $165 goal

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My Students

I teach in a self-contained (autism) special education classroom in the northwest area of Las Vegas, Nevada. I teach 11 energetic, inquisitive, and amazing students. I provide support to these students in the academic areas of reading, writing, and math. My students are also working on learning skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills, language skills, and behavior skills. We are in need of the basic supplies to learn. They love to learn and play every day.

My students are very diverse and unique!

My Project

The materials in this project are basic materials that my students use in the classroom on a daily basis.

Most of my students in my early childhood autism program are nonverbal.

They rely on a Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to communicate. I print the pictures necessary for them to communicate from my home computer and printer as the school does not provide access to a color printer. We are out of the basic materials needed to print materials. We need cardstock that is durable to print the pictures on. We also need laminating sheets to protect the pictures. Lastly, we need Velcro to hold the pictures onto the PECS books and communication boards that we use throughout the day in our classroom. An added bonus... the fingerpaint paper! My students absolutely love to paint.

Mrs. Amanda Runquist
Grades PreK-2

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Exact Index Cardstock, 94 Brightness, 90 lb /163 gsm, 1000 Sheets/Carton, 8.5" x 11", White - 40311-01, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
VELCRO Brand - Thin Clear Fasteners | General Purpose/ Low Profile | Perfect for Home or Office | 3/8" Circles , 56-Count - Clear • Amazon Business $3.47 8 $27.76
School Smart Finger Paint Paper, 60 lb, 11 x 16 Inches, White, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $22.92 1 $22.92
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear, 3-Mil (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $17.84 1 $17.84

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