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Mr. Skalski from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Skills Learning Library

Help me give my students a comfortable library including a bean bag, moon chair, rug, and books.

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students represent a diverse group of middle school students with Autism. They are all inquisitive and engaging learners, who require different methods of teaching to fully understand the material. They require hands-on learning, with lots of positive reinforcement.

Our main focus is on life skills and independence.

We practice hygiene, cooking, and cleaning activities daily, as well as spend time in developing our fine and gross motor skills using specific OT and PT training.

I love that every day is different with my students, and there’s always a new way of growing!

My Project

By providing a more comfortable library experience, the students will be drawn to the space more and engage further with the literary materials. I have included new books on themes they love, as well, in order to pique their interest. I also have books on the life skills, trips, and activities we will be learning about this year.

Having this brand new library will encourage literacy development and functional skills.

In addition to the literary aspect of the library, the different chairs and rug will provide unique cleaning spaces to learn different life skills. We are focused on life skills and independence, and this space will provide a consistent place to practice vacuuming, dusting, and spot cleaning.

Mr. Skalski
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Urban Shop Oversized Saucer Chair, Brown • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00
DII Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Lightweight Reversible Fade Resistant Area Rug, Great For Patio, Deck, Backyard, Picnic, Beach, Camping, & BBQ, 4 x 6', Navy/White 3.5" Stripe • Amazon Business $33.94 1 $33.94
Big Joe 0630250 Chartreuse Polka Dot Classic Bean Bag Chair, White • Amazon Business $32.52 1 $32.52
Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks) • Amazon Business $24.39 1 $24.39
Storex 62414U05C Small Cubby Bin, Plastic Storage Container Fits Classroom Cubbies, Pack of 5, 12.2" x 7.8" x 1", Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Teal • Amazon Business $24.01 1 $24.01
My Moods, My Choices Flipbook for Kids; 20 Different Moods/Emotions; Autism; ADHD; Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices; Laminated Pages (Monster Flipbook) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Pancakes!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook In A Book) • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Tacos!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook In A Book) • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Pizza!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook In A Book) • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
RHF 5×7 Rug Pad, Rug Pad, Rug Gripper, Extra Strong Grip, Available 12 Sizes, Non Slip Rug Pad, Rug Gripper for Hardwood Floors, Rug Pads, Rug Grippers, Rug Pads for Hardwood Floors, Rug Pad 5×7 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Peppa's Storybook Collection (Peppa Pig) • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Peppa's Storytime Box (Peppa Pig) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
My First Kwanzaa (My First Holiday) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Apples and Pumpkins • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Christmas Cookie Day! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My First Chanukah • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Biggest Snowman Ever • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! (If You Give...) • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70
Peppa's Halloween Party (Peppa Pig: 8x8) • Amazon Business $4.62 1 $4.62
Learning to Share (Peppa Pig) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Maisy Cleans Up • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room • Amazon Business $2.22 1 $2.22

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