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Mrs. Coughlin from Seattle WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Giving Them a Voice. Big Plans for Special Kids!

My students need a way to express how they feel about the world around them. Our space is in need of updated manipulatives and tools to address their social and emotional needs.

  • $1,898 goal

This project expired on January 6, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our Extended Day preschool classes provide students with Autism Spectrum Disorder a highly structured and individualized instructional program. We provide one on one and small group support to our students before or after their classroom session. These kids struggle to communicate their needs and wants in a way that is appropriate. Program goals include increasing cognitive skills, language, social and adaptive skills to maximize student independence. Teaching procedures are based on the principles of Applied Behavior.

We work together to give these special kids a voice and tools to express themselves appropriately.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and with individualized plans for their need of support It is our mission to offer them an optimal learning environment. Concepts such as taking turns and transitioning from one activity to the next are things we provide functional strategies for several of our students. The items I have chosen will support these strategies.

My Project

I am starting in a new classroom, a carved out space in a portable. This space has a lot of potential. I want to maximize my space by making a place to read and a space to work. Looking at the shelves, there are many old toys and manipulatives. I want to get tools in the hands of these special needs kids that are designed and tested to be beneficial for kids like mine.

I want to create a physical environment that helps meet the educational and behavioral needs of my students with autism.

I am very excited to get started. The reading bench I have selected would be just perfect in the space I have. it would replace... the cold floor. The manipulatives I have picked would replace the bin of random objects I currently have.

I am grateful for the opportunity to write this grant and thank you for taking the time to read my story.

Mrs. Coughlin
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR364 - Read & Relax Comfy Couch • Lakeshore Learning Materials $449.00 1 $449.00
AA824 - Lakeshore Hardwood Super Garage • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LC1655X - Lakeshore Math Counters Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $145.00 1 $145.00
DD282BU - The Reading Pillow - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
FF704 - Feelings & Emotions Washable Dolls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
LL837 - Geometry Light-Up Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
RR371 - Plastic Book Baskets - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AA789 - Soft & Safe Doctor’s Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP282 - Magnetic Color Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG932 - Mini Hardwood Vehicles - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA708 - Moods & Emotions Mirrors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT609 - Magnetic Shape Sorting Rods • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC933 - Create-A-Burger Sequencing Stacker • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
HH710 - Shake & Move Ribbon Bells - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TS108 - Rainbow Scratch Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 3 $20.97
LL426 - Squeeze, Scoop & Count Ice Cream Shop • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
JJ434 - Sort-A-Shape Activity Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
AA209 - Rainbow Stacking Stars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
SVT6022 - Magna-Tiles® Cars Expansion Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TT112 - Scratch Art Design Tools • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

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