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Ms. Stearns from Port Byron IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands in for Autism

My students need classroom supplies and sensory activities to make their school day more successful.

  • $872 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In a small town in northwest Illinois you'll find a group of amazing students. Our classroom is a place for challenge and discovery and includes Kindergarten through 2nd grade. We serve students with autism and developmental delay. No matter our differences and challenges, we are a TEAM. Every day we work on communication, academics, life skills, and how to laugh at ALL times!

"Every child has a different learning style and pace.

Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding."

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students already have a "home." In other words, I know exactly where everything will go and how it will be used. We just need your help in getting everything through our door! In our classroom we have implemented a new work system using 3-Drawer Rolling Storage Cart for students to know how much work is to be done and what to do when it is finished. Also other materials that is needed for work is Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots, Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Thermal Laminating Pouches, and File Folders allow me to make task specifically for all of my students and differentiate their work to fit their needs. By using Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters on some of the lights in our classroom it will allow our students to work at a more calming environment. Also in our classroom we need to add more sensory items to meet all students needs. During morning meeting and group time students will use SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles to designate their area to sit and mark their boundary to know where to stay. For quiet time we will use the Calming Autism Ocean-Wave Aurora Projector to take time out of our busy day and relax. During our sensory breaks throughout the day students can choose from Senseez Calming Cushion, Vibrating Tube, Sensory Sox Body Socks, and sensory fidgets to meet their sensory needs. I have seen how choice can positively affect my students work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow even more!

Ms. Stearns
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 5 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS 3-Drawer Rolling Storage Cart with Organizer Top, Black • Amazon Business $26.45 5 $132.25
Crayola Large Washable Crayons 16 Pack - 2 Packs • Amazon Business $11.87 9 $106.83
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $70.00 1 $70.00
Vkey 500pcs (250 Pair Sets) 3/4" Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $8.79 6 $52.74
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $26.28 2 $52.56
EXPO 1921062 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $20.69 2 $41.38
Time Timer TWIST 90 Minute Visual Digital Timer; Magnetic and Portable Time Management Tool • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Senseez Calming Cushion for Kids - Blue Square • Amazon Business $32.85 1 $32.85
Vibrating Tube • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Everyday Educate Sensory Sox Body Socks - For Autistic & Sensory Processing Disorders - Deep Pressure Simulation Body Blanket Great for Dynamic Movement Medium 47" L by 27" W - Orange • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9-Inch x 11.4-Inch, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
13 Pack Fidget And Sensory Toys Bundle,Purple Galaxy Fidget Cube,DNA Squeeze Balls,Liquid Motion/Twist Tangle/Bike Chain/bean Stress Relax Toy Set For ADD/ADHD Autism&Anxiety Kids/Adults • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
bA1 Sensory - [Newest Design] - Calming Autism Ocean-Wave Aurora Projector (Multicolor) LED Night Light - Built in Speaker - 8 Color Options - Daren Waves Portable Aurora Lighting • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
EXPO 82001 Learning Resources Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Bullet Tip, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $9.02 2 $18.04
AmazonBasics AMZ401 File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49

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