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Mrs. Mathews from Clifton NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give the Gift of Independence

Help me give my students the gift of independence! I am requesting an abundance of materials for my students to work on independently. These will help my students improve all of their skills!

  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Hello! I am prek ABA teacher for students with disabilities - mostly autism. My students are amazing. They are all so unique and learn in such different ways. Many of them lack the ability to communicate but they each have a special way of expressing their needs; whether that be through technology, sign, or other forms of communication. They love to learn, love to play and love to experience new things. My students continue to improve every day and I am so grateful to have them in my class!

My Project

These materials will be paired with an 'independent activity schedule.'

Being that I work with students with Autism and students with limited communication skills, learning independence is extremely important.

We use very strict schedules in our classroom to make sure the students know what to expect. However, the schedule is typically teacher directed. These materials will allow me to introduce my preschoolers to a self-directed schedule which will grant them the ability to gain independence. Many of them struggle with decision making and need constant direction, so I would love to help them learn this necessary life skill.

My students also have such a variety of skills. Having these games and educational manipulatives for them to work with will help keep them motivated, engaged and excited to learn. It is sometimes difficult to motivate students in an ABA classroom setting and I know that these new materials will be just what we need to guarantee our class's success!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT625 - Peg Number Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
RR748 - Hold-A-Ring Walking Rope • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD372 - Nuts About Counting! • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL869X - Magnetic Write & Wipe Mini Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
VR154 - Squish & Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DE195 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.79 2 $19.58
JJ466 - 3-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
AC214 - Wikki Stix Alphabet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP207 - Fruit Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP192 - Colors Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP209 - Boy and Girl Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP203 - Shapes Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP204 - Community Helpers Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
TS281 - Easy-Squeeze Scissors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.79 2 $5.58

Materials cost

$251.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$284.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.26

Total project goal

$335.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$335.07

5 Donors

-$326.25

Donations toward project cost

-$284.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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