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Ms. Siskovich from Sun Prairie WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Core Vocabulary Classroom

Help me give my students engaging materials that will teach them core vocabulary concepts.

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are some of the most talented and amazing people who I know! Many of them, use augmentative and alternative communication, otherwise known as AAC, in order to communicate throughout the school day. AAC is any form of communication that a student uses, other than oral language. For many of my students, AAC looks like the use of an iPad with a communication application on it or the exchange of pictures to communicate.

My students are resilient, smart, funny, and just waiting to be able to share everything that they know.

In order to do this, they need new interactive materials that will support their learning of language in a motivating way!

My Project

The students that I work with utilize augmentative and alternative communication (ACC) to communicate. For many of my students, this looks like the exchange of pictures or the use of an iPad with a communication application. These learners are focusing on the use of core vocabulary in order to establish functional communication within the educational setting. Core vocabulary refers to the words that make up 80% of spoken language. These students have been introduced to core vocabulary over the last year, and we have already seen drastic changes in each student's communication at school.

Kids learn language contextually and through experience.

This statement is especially true for children who utilize AAC, because experiences make language motivating and meaningful.

My goal is to create a space in our school where these students can be completely immersed in core vocabulary. I plan to create a library with developmentally appropriate literature that focuses on core vocabulary words. The books that have been selected were strategically chosen based on their use of core words. I also plan to create language-themed sensory bins with the Pom poms, sand, beans, and TOOB category items to bring core vocabulary to light throughout the classroom.

My students have so much to say and so much to learn. Please

consider donating to help me show them how incredibly powerful their voices are.

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Went Walking - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.94 1 $22.94
Big Red Barn - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.24 1 $21.24
Pop the Pig Game — New and Improved — Belly-Busting Fun as You Feed Him Burgers and Watch His Belly Grow • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Wheels On The Bus - Big Book • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.99 1 $16.99
Joyin Toy 69 Pieces Natural World Animal Dinosaur Insect Sea Animal Farm Animal Figures Easter Basket Stuffer Mini Plastic Vinyl Assorted Figures Playset • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Safari Ltd People TOOB With 7 Everyday Heroes Figurine Toys, Including Construction Worker, Policeman, Mailman, Pilot, Chef, Fireman, and Veterinarian • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Safari Toobs: Tools • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Safari Ltd In The Sky TOOB • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Safari Ltd Musical Instruments TOOB • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Kinetic Sand The One and Only, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
SYUDY Pirate Barrel Game, Pirate Funny Barrel Novelty Toy Bucket Lucky Stab Toys Game, Adult Kids Pirate Bucket Tricky Toy Party Game • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Intersone Water Beads Pack 12 Color Rainbow Mix Soft Crystal, for Kids Tactile Sensory Toy, Vases, Plants & Home Decoration, Jelly Growing Pearl Balls, Great for Wedding, Party, Pool, Guns • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Caydo 240 Pieces 0.8 Inch Assorted Pom Poms Pompoms for Hobby Supplies and DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Snowy Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? Board Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Snowballs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Open the Barn Door... • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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