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Mrs. Thornton from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Love, Letters and Language in a Pre-K Autism Classroom

My students need engaging and age appropriate materials such as "What's Inside" and "Alphabet Mystery" boxes to engage and develop early literacy and language skills.

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very special learners.

My students are preschoolers with Moderate to Severe Autism and Speech and Language Delays.

Here in my early intervention class, I reinforce their behavior, along with their language and life skills development. In my classroom we focus on how to communicate with others, take care of ourselves, and how to function in a society that notices differences. My students mean the world to me, and are beautiful children to know. I want to make sure that I can prepare them for life after they leave my classroom, and prepare them for the challenges ahead of them.

My Project

Materials such as the "What's Inside?" and "Alphabet Mystery Box" will provide engaging hands-on materials for my students with moderate/severe autism and speech and language delays. My students often have times expressing themselves, but they love to play. Many of them recognize their rote concepts such as letters and numbers, but stop there. With the engaging materials we can help bridge the gap between rote concepts and fully functional language.

Providing materials that are engaging create opportunities for language practice, where even my students who are non-verbal can communicate on their AAC devices.

Students will be able to describe the items pulled from the boxes and request new objects. These boxes will work on labeling, creating full sentences, and supporting functional language with staff and peers.

Mrs. Thornton
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ909 - What’s Inside? Soft Feely Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF315 - Alphabet Mystery Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC588 - Translucent Letters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$109.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.77

Total project goal

$178.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.45

3 Donors

-$178.44

Donations toward project cost

-$151.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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