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Mr. Montgomery from Las Vegas NV is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Functional Skills and Family Involvement! In an Autism Classroom!

Help me give my students and parents the opportunity for family involvement through giving a classroom microwave!

  • $317 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach special education at a Title I school; our school is 100% free and reduced lunch; in a Primary Autism classroom in Nevada. My students range from Kindergarten through Second Grade. Just as the autism spectrum is varied, so are my students' abilities. Some students have fine motor control issues while others are technology gurus. My school​ district and school are very diverse and we work to meet the needs of those diverse learners.

We rock the spectrum!

Now please help us rock with awesome new resources as well!

My Project

Sometimes just the basics are needed when doing parent involvement activities and events. Funding our project would allow us to utilize a microwave and pencil sharpener that would assist with functional skills for everyday life. (Our current pencil sharpener has broken and it one of our classroom jobs.)

Students in my classroom are identified on the spectrum of autism.

Developmentally we have high functioning and low functioning students with needs. Students with autism don't always have the luxury of leaving to eat at restaurants. Teaching students to microwave simple foods assists with independent living. This is another way we can promote family involvement in our classroom. Every Friday we welcome our parents to our classroom for functional learning with their students. The students use a recipe for science and math, and our parents learn how to break down directions to make learning fun in the home. Adding this microwave to our room, we could also cook our math, science and functional skills project in our classroom to enjoy the fruits of our learning. We love having our parents see how we learn and participate in our learning!

Mr. Montgomery
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 9 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $97.00 1 $97.00
COMFEE' EM720CPL-PMB Countertop Microwave Oven with Sound On/Off, ECO Mode and Easy One-Touch Buttons, 0.7cu.ft, 700W, Black • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Extraordinary Retroactive Autism Awareness Day Product Gift • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Extraordinary Retroactive Autism Awareness Day Product Gift • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Sharpie 1761791 Accent Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colored, 24-Count • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57

Materials cost

$218.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.47

Total project goal

$316.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$316.45

1 Donor

-$159.00

Donations toward project cost

-$135.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.85

match offer

-$157.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$133.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.62

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$0.00

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