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Ms. Marber from Washington DC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Healthy Snacks for Healthy Bodies: For Students With Autism

My students need healthy snacks and drinks to keep their bodies fueled for learning.

  • $430 goal

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My Students

Our class is comprised of 8 amazing students with autism across three grade levels who learn in many different ways. Our students come from different wards from within DC, not just from the surrounding neighborhood. Our class is a self-contained classroom, which means that the majority of each students' learning takes place within our room. Many of our students also receive some instruction in the general education setting and are able to interact and socialize with their typically developing peers throughout the day.

Autism is a developmental disability that affects the way our students interact and communicate with others.

Autism is a spectrum disorder and our students' skills and abilities fall all over the range of the spectrum. We have students who are approaching grade level academically as well as students who are not yet communicating verbally. Each of our students is unique and has their own strengths, gifts, and support needs. All of our students need support in the areas of communication, behavior, social interaction, and daily living skills.

My Project

Before students are able to access any of the information we teach them, we need to ensure their bodies are safe, comfortable, and healthy. This includes making sure all students have had enough to eat before learning begins for the day and also that they have enough to sustain them throughout a day of learning.

It is extremely hard to focus if all you can think about is your stomach growling when you're hungry.

Many of my students with autism find it difficult to continue through the day between breakfast and lunch as well as lunch and arriving home without taking small breaks to snack. With all of the items requested, we hope to stock our snack cabinet in our classroom with healthy food options that our students can pick from during snack breaks. Items like fruit cups, juice, and applesauce pouches will be so beneficial to our students who will be able to eat a quick bite and continue on with learning for the day.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GoGo Squeez Yogurt On The Go, Strawberry And Banana 16ct 3oz each • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Dole Fruit Bowls, Diced Peaches in 100% Juice, 4-Ounce Cups (Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $19.74 1 $19.74
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Cheddar, 3 resealable bags, 58 ounces • Amazon Business $17.25 1 $17.25
Crispy Green Freeze-Dried Fruits, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, Fruit Variety Pack, 0.36 Ounce (16 Count) • Amazon Business $17.05 1 $17.05
Nestle Pure Life Bottled Purified Water, 16.9 oz. Bottles, 24/Case • $8.49 2 $16.98
Snyder's of Hanover Itty Bitty Mini Pretzels, 12 Ounce • Amazon Business $3.29 5 $16.45
GoGo Squeez Organic Applesauce Variety 20 Count, 3.2 Ounce • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
GoGo Squeez Organic Applesauce Variety 20 Count, 3.2 Ounce • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Display Assortment (1.3 Ounce, 48-Count) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Tropicana 100% Juice Box, Apple Juice, 4.23oz, 44 Count • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Horizon Organic, Low Fat Milk with DHA Omega-3, Vanilla, 8-Oz Aseptic Cartons (Pack of 12), Juice Box Alternative, Supports Brain Health • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Crackers Family Size Fresh Stacks, 17.8 oz • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Variety Pack, K-12 Food Service Approved, 0.84 Oz, 58 Count • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
General Mills Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal, 20.35 oz., 2 Count • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Horizon Organic, Low Fat Milk, Chocolate, 8-Ounce Aseptic Cartons (Pack of 12), 8g Protein and 30% DV Calcium, Juice Box Alternative • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Quaker Life Breakfast Cereal Variety Pack, 52 Ounce • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
Rice Krispies Cereal, 12-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Kraft Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows, 10 oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
HERSHEY'S Kisses Chocolate Candy, 40 Ounce Bulk Candy • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
M&M'S Milk Chocolate Candy Party Size 42-Ounce Bag • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Pop Secret Popcorn, Movie Theater Butter, Popcorn, 1.75 oz (28783) • $8.24 1 $8.24
WELCH'S Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Wowbutter Natural Peanut Free Creamy 1.1lb Jar • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94
Wowbutter Natural Peanut Free Creamy 1.1lb Jar • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94
Wowbutter Natural Peanut Free Creamy 1.1lb Jar • Amazon Business $3.94 1 $3.94

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