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Ms. Barrera from Bakersfield CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can Communicate Too.

Help me give my students the tools to communicate and express (markers, clay, picture visuals) their imaginations with supplies that allow them to learn as well.

  • $595 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students do not fit in any general education classroom, and that is why I enjoy them so much. They each have their own unique personally, which with a little encouragement and understanding shines through in my classroom. Each student has an individualized schedule and feeding/toileting needs.

Although majority of my students are non-verbal, they are able to get a message across, if you know what to look for.

My students enjoy expressing themselves through art projects and enjoy various sensory activities.Majority of the students are able to work on projects independently, just need a little staff encouragement. They are the reason I became an educator. I want to be able to provide students like them the voice they need to be understood out in the community.

My Project

The majority of the students in my classroom are non-verbal, that does not mean they do not communicate. These supplies will provide my students physical items to help communicate properly with not only our staff and their classmates, but also build the skills to communicate out in the community. With these items my students will be able to adjust throughout the day and be provided visual reminders of important events. The art supplies for this project will allow these students to express themselves through art. The students will be provided markers that they can grip, colors paper to attract their attention, and model magic to create structures and work on their fine motor skills. We will be able to display these projects up around school for everyone to enjoy. My students also have extreme behaviors that require frequent breaks and calming exercises. For this items, such as the Sensory sock, sensory chews, and soothers will allow them to calm down and learn new techniques to use out in the community. The students will establish their routines with these items, as well as express their feelings and frustrations properly.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student involvement in the classroom and positive behaviors, you will eventually increase their academic achievement.

Students will be able to express themselves through art, and proper communication boards. My students will also be able to practice many fine motor skills and use some of these sensory items to promote positive behaviors. My students will love being able to express themselves through all these items. Any one of these items will be able to empower my students, but I truly need your support to make this happen. Thank you in advance.

Ms. Barrera
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $56.92 1 $56.92
Crayola Model Magic Bulk, Clay Alternative, 75 Count Classpack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $35.76 1 $35.76
Sanho Premium Sensory Sock,Updated Version, Large, 70" L x 28" W, Good for height: 63"+ Blue • Amazon Business $34.96 1 $34.96
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Build & Bloom Building Set, 116 Pieces • Amazon Business $23.49 1 $23.49
Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blocks Set - 100 Blocks in 4 Colors and 9 Shapes • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Pacon PAC6555 Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.51 2 $19.02
Drill & Play Creative Educational Toy With Real Toy Drill - Mosaic Design Building Toys Tool Kit • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Play Supermarket Set, 93 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Learning Resources Recordable Answer Buzzers Set of 4 • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Barker Creek - Office Products Learning Magnets, 45 Pieces Social Phrases & Questions (LM-3040) • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
SENSO Sensory Chew Necklace Set - (Bonus Pencil Topper) - Silicone Chewy for ADHD, Teething, Autism, Biting, Oral Motor Chew Toy for Boys and Girls - Upgraded Tougher CHEW (Value Pack) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Plastic Visual ASD Interactive Behavior Rules Board (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
A4 Plastic Visual ASD Activity Choice Board (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Lite-Brite Magic Screen Toy - Retro Style • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Beiens 9 Theme Felt Quiet Books - Ultra Soft Baby books Touch and feel Cloth Book, 3D Books Fabric Activity for Babies /Toddlers, Learning to Sensory Book、Identify Skill Boys and Girls, Busy Book • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners | Perfect for Home or Office | 3/4in Coins | Pack of 200 | White • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Fisher-Price Calming Vibrations Cuddle Soother • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Plastic Visual ASD Feelings Board and Keyring (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Plastic Visual ASD Communication Keyring (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Stack it Peg Game With Board Occupational Therapy Autism Fine Motor Skills by Fun Express- Single Foam Board and 30 Pegs • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Sensory Fidget Snake Cube Twist Puzzle by OTTC, Our Sensory Fidget Toy Bundle Set Provides Hours of Stress Reduction, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Plastic Visual ASD Toilet Schedule (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
A3 Plastic Visual Behavior Display Board (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Play-Doh Doctor Drill 'n Fill Retro Pack • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29

Materials cost

$429.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.12

Total project goal

$594.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.15

10 Donors

-$313.00

Donations toward project cost

-$277.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$268.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$228.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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