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Ms. Kimbrell from Valdosta GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First-Year Life Skills Teacher!

My students need All the requested items in daily activities. Sensory items will be used for breaks and cool-down activities of over stimulated. Most all communication is lamminated and made into a book.

  • $1,400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The students in my class have severe disabilities requiring them to need more than a typical student to achieve their highest potential. This can range from low tech devices, larger pencils, a chair band for them to fidget their feet on all the way to high tech devices used for communication. Nearly all my students have alternative communication devices, either using a picture exchange or an app provided on a tablet or iPad. Most using a picture exchange means card stock and lamination to keep them in good condition and mobile!

My Project

All of the resources requested will be used on a regular basis, the Trubind will be used to make books for my students. We use social stories for learning how to act and react to new lessons and situations my students may be faced with. I try to make sure these social stories are directly linked to the student and the individual task, this means I mostly make them myself. Having an easier and more durable way to bind the books will not only make them more accessible, but also last a lot longer! This is also where some of the lamination will be used.

Most of my students are nonverbal and use other means of communication, such as the scheduling boards and PEC sets.

I have used PECs from google images, but can never seem to find a pack that will all have the same format. It is important for the PECs to be similar to reduce confusion.

All of the sensory items will be used daily, the swing and hanger will be used in the cool down corner where students go to relax if ever over stimulated. It hugs their bodies and helps to calm them when they cannot on their own.

All of the requested items will help my students in many ways. Some of these children come to school with very little and sending home a list of items is not an option because there is a list already provided by the county and they are all things my students will either need to be adapted so I have purchased most of the essentials out of pocket. I look forward to assisting my students in achieving their goals with your help!

Ms. Kimbrell
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TruBind TB-S20A Coil Binding Machine with Electric Coil Inserter • Amazon Business $150.95 1 $150.95
InYard Therapy Swing - Up to 77lbs - Dark Blue • Amazon Business $69.70 1 $69.70
Hansi Naturals Women's Shoe Storage System 12 Pack Stackable • Amazon Business $33.79 2 $67.58
Autism Supplies And Developments PECS Feelings Board • Amazon Business $11.79 5 $58.95
Autism Supplies And Developments Picture Exchange Communication System Behaviour Keyring • Amazon Business $15.49 3 $46.47
SchKIDules Visual Schedules "3 Pc Home Bundle" w/Double-Sided Dry Erase Magnetic Board, 19 Pc Headings Sheet and 72 Home-Themed Activity Magnets • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
SchKIDules Visual Schedules "3 Pc Home Bundle" w/Double-Sided Dry Erase Magnetic Board, 19 Pc Headings Sheet and 72 Home-Themed Activity Magnets • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
SchKIDules® Visual Schedules "133 Pc Entire Gallery Combo Pack" w/ 114 Home, School and Behavioral Themed Activity Magnets PLUS 19 Headings Magnets • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
YaeKoo 21-Hole 450 Sheets Paper Comb Punch Binder Binding Machine Scrapbook • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $11.27 3 $33.81
Neiko 53925A Safety Ear Muffs, NRR 26 dB, Adjustable, ANSI S3.19-1974 Approved • Amazon Business $6.65 5 $33.25
Autism Supplies And Developments Picture Exchange Communication System Behaviour Keyring • Amazon Business $15.49 2 $30.98
Autism Supplies And Developments PECS Weekly Planner • Amazon Business $14.79 2 $29.58
Hearing Protection Ear Muffs (SUPER COMFORTABLE EAR PROTECTION) Reduce Sound by 22DB - Over The Ear - Compact Foldable Design - Perfect for Firearm Shooting, Hunting, Construction, and More! • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Autism Supplies And Developments PECS Feelings Board • Amazon Business $11.79 2 $23.58
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $11.27 2 $22.54
Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks • Amazon Business $11.27 2 $22.54
Peg board Shapes Puzzle 38pc • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
MARATHON Swing Hanger - Heavy duty hanger with Ball Bearing Technology up to 60 min continuous moving • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
MARATHON Swing Hanger - Heavy duty hanger with Ball Bearing Technology up to 60 min continuous moving • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Autism Supplies And Developments PECS Toilet Schedule • Amazon Business $8.59 2 $17.18
Motivational Stress Balls | Squeeze Toy 6 Pack | Fidget Accessory for Stress Relief, Special Needs, Focusing, Anxiety, Motivation, ADHD, ADD, Autism and Team Building • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Autism Supplies And Developments PECS Weekly Planner • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Jumbo Wooden Pencil & Big Mistakes Eraser Joke Set Bundle - 2 Pack • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Spiky Sensory Balls (Pack of 5) - Squeezy and Bouncy Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorders (Family & Relationships) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Spiky Sensory Ring / Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Autism Supplies And Developments Picture Exchange Communication System Individual'S Feelings Keyring • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Visual Morning Routine AAC (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Puzzle-shaped Block Set (50 Pcs) 2 1/4" X 1 3/8". Plastic. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Spiky Slap Bracelets / Slap Bands (3 Pack) - Great Sensory Toys / Fidget Toys - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Colorful Liquid Motion Bubbler Desk Sensory Toy Timer Floating Zig Zag Stairs Bouncing for Play, Fidgeting, Captivating Distraction (1 Bubbler) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Royal Play Sand • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pull and Stretch Bounce Ball Colors may vary (2) • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Mesh Squishy Ball Squeeze Grape Ball Relieve Pressure Ball 2PCS • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50

Materials cost

$1,069.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$73.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,189.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$209.88

Total project goal

$1,399.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,399.22

14 Donors

-$1,337.46

Donations toward project cost

-$1,138.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$199.12

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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