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Ms. Chaffee from Las Vegas NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Communicate!

Help me give my students the ability to use puzzles, puppets and durable laminated pictures to build language, keep their attention and enable them to participate in activities to gain functional communication skills.

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Can you imagine not being able to communicate? To never be able to tell someone what you want, need or think? How you feel? This is the reality for most of the students I work with.

"Just because your child isn't communicating verbally, doesn't mean he/she isn't communicating" - Nicole Lilianthal

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist working with special needs students in self-contained programs. My students range from 3-11 years of age and have been diagnosed with Autism. As a Speech Language Pathologist, it is my job and my passion to help my students become effective communicators in the classroom. Most of the children I work with are not able to functionally communicate their most basic wants and needs, they do not speak or know how to show a socially acceptable way to communicate.

My Project

For ALL of my students, pictures are their only means of communication. The pictures become THEIR VOICE. By exchanging a picture, my students can tell their teachers (and parents) that they want chips not cookies. That they need to go to the bathroom. That they want to work for the train not Legos. Since the pictures are used multiple times a day, they MUST be laminated to be durable! If not, they become dirty, ripped and unusable by the end of the day.

With your contribution, my students will have a voice and NEVER be at a loss for words.

My students need a laminator, lamination sheets, Educational portable flannel board, and bright, noisy and interesting activities like puzzles and puppets to help meet their individualized communication needs.

Their pictures, their words, their voice will ALWAYS be accessible to them. Helping a child communicate is one of the BEST gifts you can give!

Ms. Chaffee
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Advanced Thermal Laminator, Extra Wide 13-Inch Input, 1-Minute Warm-up (TL1302VP) • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Educational Insights 3-In-1 Portable Easel • Amazon Business $46.19 1 $46.19
Xyron Ezlaminator (624672) • Amazon Business $44.34 1 $44.34
14" Tommy, Peach Boy, Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
14" Kenny, Peach Boy, Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
14" Katie, Peach Girl, Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Xyron ezLaminator Laminate Refill, 9" x 60', Two Sided (145612) • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
Xyron 10-Feet Magnet/Laminate Refill Cartridge for ezLaminator (100128) • Amazon Business $19.72 1 $19.72
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 11.45 x 17.48-Inches, 25-Pouches (TP3856-25) • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
Lauri Photo Language Cards - Nouns (Around the Home) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Pets Sound Puzzle - Wooden Peg Puzzle With Sound Effects (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lauri Photo Language Cards - Categories • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lauri Photo Language Cards - Actions • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Vehicles Sound Puzzle (8 Pieces) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Melissa & Doug Around the House Sound Puzzle - Wooden Peg Puzzle (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Farm Animals Sound Puzzle - Wooden Peg Puzzle With Sound Effects (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Musical Instruments Sound Puzzle - Wooden Peg Puzzle (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Melissa & Doug Zoo Animals Sound Puzzle - Wooden Peg Puzzle With Sound Effects (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Melissa & Doug Construction Tools Sound Puzzle - Wooden Peg Puzzle (8 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02

Materials cost

$433.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.89

Total project goal

$592.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$592.61

9 Donors

-$512.61

Donations toward project cost

-$435.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.89

match offer

-$80.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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