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Ms. Di Piazza from Sun Valley CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Coping Skills Through Color in a PreK Autism Class!

My students need a Color-Changing Light Table to help them learn self-regulation and coping strategies!

  • $991 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of students in my classroom are diagnosed with autism. My students are caring, fun, and I love teaching them through play every day! My students have significant needs in communication, social skills, motor skills and cognitive abilities. In addition, many of my students have health challenges such as feeding issues and allergies.

I teach in a Title 1 school in Southern California.

My school is located in a low socio-economic area where most students qualify for free meals. Families truly depend on our school to provide a safe, engaging and productive learning environment!

My Project

I am requesting a Color-Changing Light Table, Light Table Sensory Materials, and See-Inside Magnetic Blocks. Many of my students struggle with self-regulation and coping skills. Sensory play is a great way to address those areas of needs for my students.

Sensory activities, like the ones I plan on doing with these materials, will help my students stay calm, regulate their emotions, and learn coping skills.

These are important life skills for my students to learn and will contribute to their happiness and friendships.

I plan on using these materials daily with my students. A part of my program is to explicitly teach coping skills strategies. These materials will be a fun, engaging, and motivating way to target coping skills with my students and meet their needs!

Ms. Di Piazza
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL543 - Color-Changing Light Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $549.00 1 $549.00
LL509X - Light Table Sensory Play Materials - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
LL453 - See-Inside Magnetic Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99

Materials cost

$733.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$842.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.62

Total project goal

$990.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$990.78

8 Donors

-$765.78

Donations toward project cost

-$650.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.87

match offer

-$225.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$191.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

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$0.00

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