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Ms. Judy from Worcester MA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expressive Language Through Play!

Help me give my students photo cards for language development, storage bins to hold materials, and Mr Potato Head for body part identification.

  • $563 goal

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My Students

My students are enthusiastic and engaging learners. This is a sub separate specialized classroom that works with students diagnosed with Autism. The school is in a large inner city with limited resources. These students not only have diverse academic and social needs, but many come from lower income households. One-third of my students are English Language Learners and all have significant special needs. These students work so hard to learn things we take for granted. My students learn primarily through discrete trial training and tasks being broken down to the smallest components.

These students are beginning to learn letters, sounds, sight words, reading, numbers, money, time, and sorting to name a few.

The most important things they are working on are language development and play skills

My Project

Language development can happen in many ways. My students use picture cards to help them learn vocabulary and labeling of objects and actions. Many of the cards we use are old and ripped. Having some updated pictures will help foster language develop. Along the same lines, recently my students have discovered Mr. Potato Head and love to use it for body part identification, turn taking and problem solving. Something we all remember playing with from our own childhood can have such an impact for these students. Of course storage boxes are a necessity to keep materials organized to be able to quick get materials needed to run these students individual discrete trial programs. These students are creative and dynamic learners. I believe it them, will you?

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FILE STORAGE PLASTIC BOX LOCK LID/HANDLE GRAY • School Specialty $23.92 12 $287.04
AA248 - Building Language Photo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
MR OR MRS POTATO HEAD RANDOM SELECTION • School Specialty $9.44 5 $47.20

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