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Ms. Thompson from Richmond TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Our Social Skills Outside Part 2 Special Education

My students need two outdoor preschool benches to rebuild our outdoor play area for student with special needs.

  • $678 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My day is never a typical day. I teach students with autism and autism spectrum disorders. The biggest challenge in my classroom is keeping my students engaged in learning.

Our school has over 16 different languages spoken and 74% of the students are at risk of educational failure.

I work with students who have special needs and their abilities vary from non-verbal to socially isolated. Students in my program do not learn through traditional teaching methods. Their materials need to be engaging and offer my students spatial awareness to stay on task. My students vary from verbal to non-verbal with varying abilities.

My students are eager to learn; I just need materials to help them. My students face a variety of learning and behavioral challenges every day. They have diverse learning skills and needs. Having hands-on learning materials for my students to use when they are struggling to learn is essential.

My Project

I am requesting two outdoor preschool benches to rebuild my outdoor play area and build my students' social skills. My students often struggle with language and communication in my classroom. Since Harvey hit our school and community, my students are at more of a risk for educational failure. The trauma and outpouring of help are critical during this time of rebuilding. My students will need extra support to build language and literacy skills. My students will be able to build letters, build language, build structures, conversations, and friendships. Harvey devastated our area. Please help my students rebuild.

I work in a Title I school.

I work with students who are "at-risk" for educational failure. Often times my families do not have food for the families. Right now, a lot of my families are struggling even more to rebuild their homes, and they count on the school to feed their children. My students come to school hungry, so it is very difficult for my students to focus on their work.

The donation of this project will help my students stay full and focused on learning. It will help build my student's language skills and social skills.

Imagine thousands of children coming to school that do not know how to be social or communicate. How are they supposed to succeed in our society when they lack the basic knowledge of social skills and communication especially now after Hurricane Harvey hit our area. tolerance acceptance and social skills in America is a struggle. Especially if you were a student who was affected by the storms of Harvey. Funding this project will help my students stay focused and their brains working and be eager to learn.

Ms. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC489 - Outdoor Preschool Bench - 36"w x 12"d x 11 1/2"h • Lakeshore Learning Materials $269.00 2 $538.00

Materials cost

$538.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$576.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.66

Total project goal

$677.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$677.73

6 Donors

-$338.86

Donations toward project cost

-$288.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.83

match offer

-$338.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$288.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.83

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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