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Mrs. Trisha from American Fork UT is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Important Life Skills Through Electronic Arts

Help me give my students a Nintendo Switch with Animal Crossing to help strengthen their living skills and learn about personal finances, exchange money, and overall communicate you strategies throughout the game!

  • $1,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come with a variety of disabilities; intellectually disabled, autism, multiple disabilities, hard of hearing, blindness and emotional disturbed along with self-injurious behaviors, one is hard of hearing learning sign language, we have multiple students with epilepsy. They have learning disabilities and are dependent on others for basic needs, such as, feeding, toileting, hand over hand learning and some are wheelchair bound and others are a flight risk. We are expanding classroom skills to generalize from one situation to another. These challenges exhibit a wide variety of characteristics, including problems, significant delays in reaching development milestones, and significant language and/or communication difficulties.

Each student is different in my classroom, what may work for one probably won't work for the other; But my students are always evolving and love trying to be more independent.

My Project

Animal Crossing is so much more than a video game. Surprisingly, this game holds many common daily life skills that can be taught to our students through a virtual representation in fun, playful and gaming way. Specifically, teaching our students about finances, bills like a home loan, self sufficiency of nutrition through a community garden, some practical science application of digging up fossils to donate to the "in-game museum", going fishing, working and selling items to receive money, including but not limited to many other life skills.

Our students would also love Mario Kart during recreation/leisure time because it creates interaction with others, team bonding and provides communication with other students.

Mrs. Trisha
Grades 9-12
  • Dan W Peterson School
  • American Fork, UT
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 10 students.

    1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red JoyCon - HAC-001(-01) • Amazon Business $299.00 1 $299.00
Xb1 Adaptive Controller • Amazon Business $171.76 1 $171.76
Nintendo Neon Purple/ Neon Orange Joy-Con (L-R) - Switch • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
AbleNet 5" Big Red Twist Switch • Amazon Business $65.00 1 $65.00
Jelly Bean Mechanical Switch, Accessible Button for Disabled and Handicapped People, with Limited Mobility, Lack of Coordination, and Special Needs, 4 different Button Colors, 2.5" Button : 10033400 • Amazon Business $65.00 1 $65.00
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch) • Amazon Business $54.98 1 $54.98
Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Switch • Amazon Business $49.94 1 $49.94
Steering Wheel Controller for Nintendo Switch (2 Pack) by TalkWorks | Racing Games Accessories Joy Con Controller Grip for Mario Kart, Black • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
TalkWorks Tempered Glass for Nintendo Switch Screen Protector (2 Pack) Scratch, Crack Resistant, Easy-Install, Protective Ultra-Thin HD Touch Screen Cover Film Back • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77

Materials cost

$807.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$849.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.86

Total project goal

$999.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$999.08

1 Donor

-$999.08

Donations toward project cost

-$849.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.86

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$0.00

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