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Ms. Alinkofsky from Bronx NY is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

IEP Goals for Artists With Autism: Book Writing Resources!

Help me give my students with Autism fun and functional ways to enhance the mastery of IEP goals! “How To Draw” and book binding materials are the perfect combination needed to create books of their own!

  • $160 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My Kindergarten through fifth-grade students all live along the autism spectrum. We are a Title I school in New York City. During this continued time of COVID-19, my students are still experiencing personal hardships, above their respective disabilities, as all live in impoverished areas. Their classes take place in-person and/or virtually, which adds challenges.

It is important to offer positive practice and assistance in areas of communication, language, socialization, and fine motor skills that will ultimately lead to mastery of students' IEP goals.

No matter my students' functional abilities or differentiated needs, these skills are important to foster independence, progress, and growth.

My Project

My students with autism, or as I like to refer to them as "artists with autism," love to explore the many facets of the arts. They have enjoyed our drawing books, which we received already. These books are such a hit with my artists! They want to learn how to draw more and more things. Learning to draw continues to go hand-in-hand with their IEP goals of writing and drawing. I would love to have my artists continue to practice their goals for reading and literacy skills, communication through discussions or questioning, writing, and fine-motor skills all through the creation of their own story books. My artists with autism would use these drawing books, as well as the books in our Arts library, to write and illustrate books of their own. The books they create will be bound with the book binding spines and clear presentation covers for the finishing touches.

Reading, writing, and drawing all encourage IEP goal mastery, increase concentration, relieve stress, improve vocabulary, promote imagination, and so much more.

Drawing is more than just doodling and creating characters. It is practicing the elements of art to one's perfection—lines, shapes, colors, etc.—to develop a story, build communication and self-esteem, convey reflection and expression, create a masterpiece, excite imagination or creativity, and then some. Please give my artists with autism these simple materials to open up a world of possibilities, skill sets, and resources to create imaginative stories.

Ms. Alinkofsky
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fellowes Crystals Presentation Covers, Letter Size, Clear, 100/Pack (52089) • Staples $21.91 2 $43.82
The Big Book of Faces: How to Draw 400 Easy to follow Step by Step Drawing Lessons for Kids (The Big Book Series How to Draw 400 Easy to follow Step by Step Drawing Lessons for Kids) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Fellowes Plastic Binding Combs, Navy, 1/2", 90 Sheets, 100/Pack (52501) • Staples $8.31 2 $16.62
How to Draw Manga (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
How to Draw Cool Robots Book for Kids Ages 4-8: Simple and Easy Guide Step-by-Step to Learn How to Draw Cool Robots Coloring Book for Kids, Great Gift for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
How to Draw Horses (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Learn How to Draw Robots: (Ages 4-8) Finish The Picture Robot Drawing Grid Activity Book for Kids with 75+ Unique Robot Drawings (How to Draw Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
How to Draw Birds (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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