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Mrs. May from Bakersfield CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Want To Speak Clearly & Be Understood By Others

My students need to get excited to learn. I create a slideshow for each theme to increase participation & introduce language. My presentation is best when I can stand up & the students can see me.

  • $546 goal

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My Students

Students in my class have been diagnosed with profound to severe phonological speech disorders. Therefore, speech intelligibility is very low. They come from diverse populations ranging from living in single family homes with one or both parents or grandparents. Some live in poverty. Others are in the foster care system. My students are age 3-4.

The students that I work with want to increase their speech intelligibility.

They want what they have to say to be understood. They may become frustrated and stop communicating if they have to keep repeating themselves.

My goal is to help my students develop speech sounds & sound patterns and increase their intelligibility. The goal is to get them to reach typical speech development for their age before starting Kindergarten. They "buy in" to communicating with fun themes that increase their desire to participate & learn.

My Project

The students that I work with have profound to severe phonological speech disorders. My goal is to help them become more understandable communicators before entering Kindergarten. I believe in early intervention & want my students to learn and be heard. They are often frustrated because they are unintelligible. I believe learning should be fun and encourage participation. I use theme based curriculum to excite my students and increase their motivation & participation. The items I am requesting are for several themes including woodland animals and planting. My lessons start with a slideshow that I have created to introduce the theme. I start each clinic session with a circle time slideshow. It is helpful if I am standing so I can see my students mouths & sound productions. Also, the students can see my mouth as I use modeling along with visual & verbal cues.

Mrs. May
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Standing Desk - X-Elite Pro Height Adjustable Desk Converter - Size 28in x 20in Instantly Convert any Desk to a Sit / Stand up Desk (Black) • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Little Tikes Garden Table • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
The Original 3/4" KANGAROO (R) Premium Anti-Fatigue Comfort Standing Mat Kitchen Rug, Phthalate Free, 9 Colors and 5 Sizes, Perfect for Kitchen and Office Desk, 32x20 inches (Black) • Amazon Business $35.49 1 $35.49
Special Edition Plush Treehouse with Animals - Tree Stump + Five (5) Stuffed Forest Animals (Fox, Elk, Bird, Black Bear, and Squirrel) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Aurora World 9" Barney the Plush Great Horned Owl • Amazon Business $10.76 2 $21.52
Aurora World Miyoni Grey Squirrel 8" Plush • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Aurora World Flopsie Sachet Plush Skunk, 12" • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Aurora World Flopsie Bandit Plush Racoon, 12" • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
Aurora World Miyoni Baby Bunny Plush, Grey • Amazon Business $8.21 1 $8.21
Aurora Foxie Fox Mini Flopsie 8" Stuffed Animal Plush • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Plush Chip the Chipmunk Stuffed Toy By Aurora 8" • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98

Materials cost

$392.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$464.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.89

Total project goal

$545.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$545.93

7 Donors

-$458.76

Donations toward project cost

-$389.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.81

Matching donations from our partners

-$87.16

Match offers toward project cost

-$74.09

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.07

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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