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Ms. A. from Payson AZ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bridging Our Five Senses Through Color and Movement

My students need a color printer, ink, and wiggle seats.

  • $572 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Resiliency. It is a word that encompasses a multitude of beautiful, unique traits; it is a word that describes the essence of my students. Resiliency is embedded in their smiles, their tears, their joy and laughter, and their strength to try and try again. They strive for more, they strive for the best despite all of the challenges that life has handed them. They amaze time and time again as they soar to new heights with a spunky, patient, and loving "can do" attitude.

Their disabilities do not define them nor do they allow others to define them through their disability.

They see the world through an empathetic, unique scope where everyone is typical and the word "normal" is just another word that defines everyone. I love the sound of their laughter and the kind words they give each other. "I'll help you," as they race to a peer's side. "Here you can borrow mine," as a classmate earnestly looks for a specific color of crayon. The "it's okay," "good job," and "I love you," that flow freely when a classmate needs it the most. Words cannot do justice in describing how proud I am of them; I am in sheer awe.

My Project

Providing colorful communication aids via a color printer allows verbal and nonverbal students to communicate in a multitude of settings. They build powerful, caring relationships by learning to communicate in a variety of formats. Using a system called PECS, nonverbal students are able to communicate with everyone around them. PECS build a sense of unity in our classroom as they help guide us, teach us, and keep us on track throughout the day.

A bridge forms for verbal and nonverbal students by meeting every learner's communication and sensory needs.

Wiggle seats meet sensory needs as visual aids meet the communication needs providing a rich, dynamic learning environment.

Ms. A.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 Inkjet Printer and Standard Ink Bundle • Amazon Business $224.96 1 $224.96
Wiggle Seat - Inflatable Sensory Chair Cushion for Kids - Certified Ages 6+ - Purple • Amazon Business $24.99 4 $99.96
HP N9K27AN#140 952 Cyan, Magenta & Yellow Original Ink Cartridges, 3 Cartridges (N9K27AN) • Amazon Business $62.89 1 $62.89
HP 952 Black Original Ink Cartridge (F6U15AN) for HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 8702 8710 8715 8720 8725 8730 8740 • Amazon Business $31.89 1 $31.89

Materials cost

$419.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.77

Total project goal

$571.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.78

10 Donors

-$559.42

Donations toward project cost

-$486.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.36

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$0.00

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