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  • $377 goal

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Ms. May
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Let These Words Stand In Color!

Help me give my students a color printer and ink to keep students engage with color materials.

My Students

I teach an Special Day Autism Class, grade 4th to 6th grader, with a total of 12 amazing students. My students have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is a huge spectrum and all my students have different abilities, goals, and interests. Our class is routine-based and my students do well in a structured environment. Some of my students have some sort of speech delay or may be non-verbal. Some students are learning to write, read, and count, while some of their classmates are learning about social cues. Our classroom has lots of visual and communication system, such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

In this class, we build a community around our unique talents, strengths, and assist each other in developing own potential and learning style.

I assist my students to express and accept themselves for who they are, as well as embrace the difference of others. By creating a stimulating educational environment students can grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and learning options to ensure that each student’s needs are met. The possibilities are endless when you have the tools you need to learn.

My Project

Quality color printing will be a key asset in my classroom. It will create interactive visual aids for use in the classroom, which helps me communicate complex concepts to students. Handouts, games, activity posters and calendars will be in color. Picture Exchange Communication (PECS) will be printed in color to use as an alternative way of communication. The sky's the limit when it comes to the visual materials I can use in a color setting.

My students will be engage with color materials, which instinctively draw their attention and pique their interest.

Information is sent from the color center of the brain to the areas responsible for detecting motion, shapes, edges, and transitions — even if you're color blind. Color can especially help my students interpret and understand charts and graphs, and it aids in retention of material covered in class.

While color improves the educational experience for all students, it can be transformational for students with learning disabilities. Color can be deployed through many methods to make educational materials more accessible to these students, including the practice of reading with color gradients.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother MFC-J5330DW USB, Wireless, Network Ready Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer • Staples Advantage $199.99 1 $199.99
Brother LC 30293 Color Combination Ink Cartridge, Extra High Yield (LC30293PKS) • Staples Advantage $61.79 1 $61.79

Materials cost

$261.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$319.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.41

Total project goal

$376.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$376.07

3 Donors

-$314.00

Donations toward project cost

-$269.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.25

match offer

-$58.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$49.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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