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Ms. Smith from Burlingame CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning, Art, and Fun

Help me give my students school, art, and dance supplies. We need pencils, sharpeners and dry erase boards for class. We also need supplies to decorate for our dances, and puzzles for an autistic student.

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My Students

Our class is an Adult Transition Class serving students between the ages of 18 and 22 years. These kids have developmental disabilities, including down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and other cognitive and physical challenges. Our students are learning vocational and independent living skills in order to prepare them for life after high school.

Students practice skills such as interviewing for a job, filling out job applications, cooking meals, doing laundry, and managing their time and money.

In addition, each of my students participates in supported employment and works two to three days per week at local businesses as part of their education.

Our goal is to help students become happy, confident, independent, contributing members of their communities! We also hope to change the misconceptions that many people have about people with disabilities. We believe that the world is a much better place because of our kids!

My Project

We are in need of some basic classroom materials, some supplies to decorate for our dances, and some puzzles for an autistic student.

We are looking for a mix of supplies to help students academically, socially, and recreationally.

Academically we are asking for pencils and sharpeners for paper work and dry erase boards and supplies for calculations and spelling. We are also asking for visual timers, which are very helpful to students with difficulty transitioning from one task to the next.

Socially, we need supplies to help us decorate for our annual dances. We hold four dances a year for both current and former students. We average approximately 50 special needs students and young adults at these functions. We are in need of table covers and art supplies to decorate.

Recreationally, we are looking for a Bingo set and some puzzles. We call Bingo for senior citizens at an area nursing home, and it would be good for our students to practice calling out and finding numbers beforehand. If we have our own Bingo set, we can practice and have fun. In addition, we need some puzzles for our room. We have several students with autism who enjoy puzzles during break time and as an activity to calm themselves when they are overstimulated. Our current puzzles have been around a long time and are missing some pieces.

I recognize that this is a hodgepodge of miscellaneous requests. However, in some areas there were only a couple of items, so we decided to put them all together into one request.

Ms. Smith
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 37 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PowerMe Electric Pencil Sharpener - Battery Operated, (No Cord) for Home, Office, School, Artist, Students and more! – Ultra Portable, ideal for No. 2 And Colored Pencils (Drawing, Coloring) • Amazon Business $17.35 5 $86.75
Time Timer Original 8 inch; 60 Minute Visual Timer – Classroom Or Meeting Countdown Clock for Kids and Adults (Black) • Amazon Business $26.10 3 $78.30
Dry Erase Lapboards | 9 x 12 inch Large Whiteboard | Pack of 25 White Board Set | Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom | Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard (25 Pack) • Amazon Business $34.95 2 $69.90
Premium Quality Plastic Table Cover Banquet Rolls 40" X 300' (Red) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
GSE Games & Sports Expert Deluxe Bingo Game Set with Masterboard, Bingo Balls,Bingo Cards (Brass/Black) (Brass) • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Creative Converting Touch of Color Plastic Tablecover Banquet Roll, 250', Black Velvet • Amazon Business $26.63 2 $53.26
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 6 Boxes, 72 Markers Total • Amazon Business $43.43 1 $43.43
Ticonderoga Pencils, HB #2 Premium Wood Latex-Free Eraser, 2 Packs of 96 Pencils Plus 24 Free Pencils (216 Pencils Total) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
BALDR B8001 Kitchen Timer, Black • Amazon Business $11.00 3 $33.00
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
Whiteboard Eraser Small Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers,2 3/4 x 1 9/16 Inches,Random Color by SuoSuo (24Pcs) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
GreyParrot Tape UV Blacklight Reactive, (6 Pack)(1in x 50ft), Fluorescent Cloth Tape, 11.8mil Thickness • Amazon Business $26.80 1 $26.80
TripWorthy Electric Pencil Sharpener - Battery Operated (No Cord) - Ideal For No. 2 and Colored Pencils (Drawing, Coloring) - Small and Durable - Kid Friendly - Artist, Students, and Professionals • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
Crocodile Creek 4054-9 Ice Age Piece Puzzle in Canister Floor (100), 14" x 19", Blue/Green/Orange/Red/Pink • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Crocodile Creek Thirty-Six Wild Animal 100Piece Jigsaw Puzzle in Canister Puzzle • Amazon Business $16.82 1 $16.82
Crocodile Creek Thirty-Six Ocean 100Piece Jigsaw Puzzle in Canister Puzzle • Amazon Business $16.45 1 $16.45
Crocodile Creek Thirty-Six Insects 100Piece Jigsaw Puzzle in Canister Puzzle • Amazon Business $16.07 1 $16.07
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
officematters Cute Magnetic Chalkboard Whiteboard Dry Erasers Cleaner. Pack of 24 (24Pcs - Green) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
officematters Cute Magnetic Chalkboard Whiteboard Dry Erasers Cleaner. Pack of 24 (24Pcs - Blue) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Glow In The Dark Paint - 1 Ounce (Neutral Red) - 5+ Colors Available • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Glow In The Dark Paint - Premium Artist's Acrylic - 5+ Colors Available - 1 Ounce (Neutral White) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Glow In The Dark Paint - Premium Artist's Acrylic - 1 Ounce (Neutral Aqua) - 5+ Colors Available • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Glow In The Dark Paint - Premium Artist's Acrylic - 1 Ounce (Neutral Dark Blue) - 5+ Colors Available • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

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