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Mrs. Newman from Sacramento CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let These Words Stand In Color!

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

  • $377 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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.

Mrs. Newman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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

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