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Ms. Blum from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Class Materials Needed :)

My students need books, such as Arthur's Reading Race, board games such as Candy Land, and other instructional materials, such as glue sticks and foam building blocks.

  • $429 goal

This project expired on March 18, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are challenged with a limited classroom library and limited adequate games for instructional social interaction. We are requesting some appropriate and engaging books and other classroom materials!

My students are third graders who are all on the Autism Spectrum.

They each come from high-need communities in New York and attend public school. Each of my students has their own personality that is endearing and I learn from each of them every day. My students enjoy math, reading, arts and crafts, and doing yoga. Some of our favorite learning time happens during instructional social skills when we practice new skills on how to appropriately engage and play with one another. My students have made much progress in this area as well as in reading and I am confident we can continue to progress. My students have many abilities and they are all eager to learn. They love hands-on projects and they are each very creative. We are currently learning about story elements, so having books they are motivated to read is important. Attending a public school in a high-need community, resources and funding are limited.

My Project

The resources I am requesting will dramatically impact the reading and socialization success of my students. The new books I have requested contain characters my students recognize and enjoy, and are also on their appropriate levels. Some of the books include Dora's Picnic, Curious George Pinata Party, and Morris Goes to School, all levels 1 and 2. With these new books my students will be able to actively engage in reading lessons and further their skills in literacy. I have also requested some new games for my students such as Candy Land, Scavenger Hunt for Kids, and Money Bingo. Teaching children with Autism how to play together, in a constructive and enhancing way, simple and interesting games that teach turn-taking and following directions are necessary. With the new games my students will be excited to learn how to play together in a way that will enhance their social skills and personal development. Other materials that will teach social skills include puppets and play food.

Supporting this project, donors will show my students that they are loved and important, as well as how many people care about their education and social development.

Helping a classroom in need will bring the spirit and love of learning to my students. This will impact my students on a broader level as their reading skills will increase along with their abilities to interact and communicate with one another. These reasons will help my students become successful now and in the future.

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Foam Building Blocks 40/PK 1" Thick- - --*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $27.71 1 $27.71
Curious George Pinata Party (Curious George Early Reader Series) H. A. Rey • Barnes and Noble $1.89 1 $1.89
Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser, Ted Enik (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Nurit Karlin, Nurit Karlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Frog and Toad Together: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Who Will Be My Friends? (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
How Many Fish? (My First I Can Read Book Series) Caron Lee Cohen, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Big Balloon Race: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Eleanor Coerr, Carolyn Croll (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Wake Up, Sun!: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) David L. Harrison • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Just Say ''Please!'' (Spongebob Squarepants Series #11) (Ready-to-Read Series) Sarah Willson, Harry Moore (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Dora's Picnic (Ready-to-Read Series) Christine Ricci, Susan Hall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Arthur's Reading Race: (Arthur Adventures Series) Marc Brown • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amazing Sharks! (I Can Read Book Series) (Level 2) Sarah L. Thomson, Wildlife Conservation Society (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book) Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amazing Tigers! (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Sarah L. Thomson, Wildlife Conservation Society (Photographer), Wildlife Conservation Society • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Spider-Man: Spider-Man Versus Electro (I Can Read Book 2 Series) Susan Hill, Inc. Mada Design (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Morris Goes to School: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) B. Wiseman, Bernard Wiseman, B. Wiseman (Illustrator), Bernard Wiseman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Happy Halloween, Mittens (My First I Can Read Series) Lola M. Schaefer, Susan Kathleen Hartung (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Kumon: My Book of Easy Telling Time Kumon, Eno Sarris (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Kumon: My Book of Telling Time Staff of Kumon Publishing, Kumon • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Kumon: My Book of Addition Kumon, Kumon Publishing (Editor), Eno Sarris (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Kumon: My Book of Money: Dollars & Cents Masayuki Chizuwa, Manufactured by Kumon Publishing • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Kumon: My First Book of Money: Counting Coins Masayuki Chizuwa, Manufactured by Kumon Publishing • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Kumon: My Book of Simple Subraction Kumon, Kumon Publishing • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Kumon: My Book of Subraction Kumon, Kumon Publishing • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Kumon: My Book of Easy Crafts Kumon • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Kumon Reading Workbooks: Grade 2 Reading Kumon Publishing (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Addition Grade 2: Kumon Math Workbooks Michiko Tachimoto • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Sammy the Seal: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
FG271 - Candy Land Game • Lakeshore Learning $12.99 1 $12.99
JJ396 - Money Bingo • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
GLUESTICK PRANG CLEAR .74OZ • Childcraft, Inc $1.13 10 $11.30
FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS RED LEVEL 2.0 - 3.5 -- Learning Well Following Directions: Taxi Driver Games; Level 2.0-3.5 • Quill $17.99 1 $17.99
SCAVENGER HUNT FOR KIDS • ABC School Supply, Inc $23.74 1 $23.74
GAME BOARD GRADE 1 MATH COUNTING COINS • ABC School Supply, Inc $18.99 1 $18.99
GAME THE VERY BUSY SPIDER • ABC School Supply, Inc $15.15 1 $15.15
FIGURES COMMUNITY POSEABLE • Childcraft, Inc $14.24 1 $14.24
PRETEND PLAY FOOD GROUPS SET • Childcraft, Inc $23.74 1 $23.74

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