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Mrs. Torrez from Austin TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Learning Supplies for Life Skills

Help me give my students Magnetic Math Cards, Paper Shredder to keep student information confidential, Ink Cartridge to create unique visuals for social stories, math, reading, writing, Sensory Fidgets such as desk kick bands and more!

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are in Life Skills class in grades 1st-5th and attend inclusion classes with their grade level teacher. They have been diagnosed with, Speech Impairment, Developmental Delays, Emotional Disturbance and Down Syndrome. My students are non-verbal and need to work in communication skills. Even though they have similar diagnostic, they each have unique abilities and disabilities. This semester I am privileged to collaborate with High School Life Skills students in P.A.L.S. (Peer Assistance, Leadership & Service) program. This is my first year working with Bilingual Life Skills students at the elementary level and all of my students receive free lunch.

Exceptional children can often be in a special education classroom for up to five years, so it’s critical that their classroom feels like home.

Students work best in a warm and welcoming environment — an environment that will make them feel safe and secure and with your help I will provide just that.

My Project

The materials and supplies I am requesting for my students already have a "home." In other words, I know exactly where everything will go and how the items will be used. We just need your help in getting everything through our door!

The purchase donations will help students in Special Education programs such as Life Skills improve students' understanding and competency in an authentic & meaningful way by using sensorial, kinesthetic, perceptual and cognitive components that will engage their curiosity and enhance creativity.

This project supports our students in reading and writing as well as STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) projects. In order for students in special education program to access the curriculum we have to create unique lessons for them. Additionally, we do not receive school supplies from our students' families, due to socioeconomic status and/ or beginning year supplies kept in their inclusion classrooms. In addition, these supplies such as paper, pens, laminating pouches, we are requesting will support students in preparation for STAR & TELPAS ALT assessments. The amount of visual charts and manipulatives needed on a daily basis require constant laminating to protect and create efficient learning curriculum supports. Often, these are needed on demand as well as color ink to achieve brighter more realistic visuals to bridge their learning needs and IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals. Due to the intense support work cases, to keep our students engaged, we require more Postitive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) that include reinforces such as snacks, prizes, calming and stimulating manipulatives.

Mrs. Torrez
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE830X - Self-Checking Magnetic Math Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder and Shredder Sharpening & Lubricant Sheets (Pack of 24) Bundle • Amazon Business $48.98 1 $48.98
PP291 - Self-Checking Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
JARBO Manufactured Ink Cartridge for HP 65XL High Yield (N9K04AN), 1 Black+1 Tri-Color, Use with Envy 5055, 5058, 5052, Deskjet 2655, 2622, Deskjet 3755, 3758, 3752, 3732, 3730, 3722, 3721, 3720 • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Kick Bands Desk Fidget Bands for Kids - Alternative Flexible Seating Classroom Supplies for Elementary School Students - ADHD Foot Sensory Fidgets for Classroom Desks by Solace • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Fairfield 100% Polyester Poly-Fil 20 oz, 20 Ounce Waterfall • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
COMBO 24x AA + 24x AAA Energizer Max Alkaline E91/E92 Batteries Made in USA Exp. 2023 or later ((Bulk Packaging) • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Chewable Jewelry Large Coil Necklace - Fun Sensory Motor Aid - Speech And Communication Aid - Great For Autism And Sensory-Focused Kids 8 Pack 4 Colors • Amazon Business $19.16 1 $19.16
Nuova Premium Thermal Laminating Pouches, 9" x 11.5"/Letter Size/3 mil, 200 Pack (LP200H) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
BETTERLINE 20-Piece Story Time Finger Puppets Set - Cloth Velvet Puppets - 14 Animals and 6 People Family Members • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point Limited Edition Candy Pop Pack, 0.7mm, Pack of 16 (1979423) • Amazon Business $15.68 1 $15.68
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes plus Clorox Disinfecting Wipes with Micro-Scrubbers, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Boao 48 Pieces Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Erasers Cap Whiteboard Markers for School Office Home use (8 Colors with Black Eraser) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Vive Therapy Putty (12 oz) - Theraputty For Hand, Finger & Grip Strength Resistance Exercises - Extra Soft, Medium and Firm Strengthener Kit - Exerciser For Occupational & Physical Therapy (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Water Beads Pack (30000 Small Water Beads /150 Large Jumbo Water beads/15 Balloons) Mixed Jelly Beads Water Gel Balls,Sensory Toys and Decoration • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
L.O.L. Surprise! Under Wraps Doll- Series Eye Spy 2A • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
L.O.L. Surprise! Bling Series with 7 Surprises, Multicolor • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll with 7 Surprises • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Goblin's Treasures Pencil Grips Writing Aid Grip Trainer Posture Correction Finger Grip for Kids Preschoolers Special Needs(6Pcs) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Easter Bingo Game for Kids - 24 Players • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
CMS Magneitcs® Ceramic Magnet Hook 1 1/4" in Diameter with 18 LB Holding Power 6-Count • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
WELCH'S Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
School Zone - Big Preschool Workbook - Ages 4 and Up, Colors, Shapes, Numbers 1-10, Alphabet, Pre-Writing, Pre-Reading, and Phonics (Big Get Ready Workbook) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
O.M.G. Glamour Squad: Coloring Book (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ben10 coloring book • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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