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Ms. Criger from San Diego CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving our Classroom Environment.

My students need a refrigerator, a play store, as well as iPad cases and headphones for the imaginary play center, technology center and for classroom management.

  • $990 goal

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My Students

I am an Early Childhood Special Education teacher in Barrio Logan (San diego, CA). All of my students have Special need that include: autism, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and developmental delays. At school we work very hard on developing social skills, play skills, negotiation skills and learning appropriate interactions with peers and teachers. I try to create a warm and welcoming environment to help my students grow in all aspects of life (physically, socially, emotionally) Many of my students also live in a high poverty area in San Diego. More than 30% of our kids are considered homeless and 100% receive free and/or reduced lunch. My students are especially in need of a safe and consistent learning environment (children learn best when they feel loved and safe). My classroom provides supports for the parents, the children, or the family as whole.

My Project

Would love a new imaginary play center materials for my students. This will help them grow in a variety of areas: Social-emotional, language development, conflict resolution, imaginative/creative ideas.

I would also love new cases for their iPads as well as headphones.

Each of my centers are color coded (This center is Purple Cat).

Last but not least.....I am also in need of a new Fridge with a freezer. I bring in snacks for my students to help work with requesting, opening containers and socializing with peers. My Current fridge is on its last leg, and I would really like to get a new one, not only to keep the daily routine in place, but to keep food at a safe temperature.

Ms. Criger
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avanti RA7316PST 2-Door Apartment Size Refrigerator, Black with Platinum Finish • Amazon Business $395.19 1 $395.19
Melissa & Doug Freestanding Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store Role Play Toy • Amazon Business $186.50 1 $186.50
Aeromax My 1st Career Gear complete set of quality career oriented role play - 1CGA • Amazon Business $51.49 1 $51.49
Mokata Kids Headphone Bluetooth Wireless Over Ear Foldable Stereo Sound Headset with AUX 3.5mm Jack Cord SD Card Slot , Built-in Mic Microphone For Boys Girls Cellphone TV PC Game Equipment B01 Purple • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
HDE Shock Proof iPad Case for Kids Bumper Cover Handle Stand for Apple iPad 2 iPad 3 iPad 4 (Purple) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Food and Role Play Companion Set (84 Pcs) Toy • Amazon Business $26.12 1 $26.12

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