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Ms. A. from Tulsa OK is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Connections In Our Lives!

My students need 29 cross-curricular resources, including construction paper, cover paper, a digital camera, Dot Art Painters, books for making art from nature, gears and gizmos, a sound box set, a magnetic maze for science, reading books about Recycling, and writing aids.

  • $810 goal

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I teach highly energetic students with Autism in grades K-5 in a high-need community in Oklahoma. On the Autism Spectrum, my students present with varying skills and abilities ranging from nonverbal to verbal, limited fine motor skills, sensory integration issues, and social skills concerns, to name a few.

Connections! This is our 2009-2010 school-wide theme and my students are ready to learn all about connections. What are connections and how do we make them? In the world of Autism, it is vital to learn about connections. Our students are often unaware of the people, things, and happenings surrounding them in their environment. This school year, we want to focus on teaching our students the concepts of making connections with others, to recognize the importance of the objects we come in contact with everyday, and become more aware of and involved in the different activities in their environment. In order to help the students open their eyes and literally see, take in, and begin to understand their surroundings, we need supplies to help us create lessons and activities to teach the different concepts of connections.

When this project is funded, my students will be able to better understand how they connect with others, why certain objects are needed for specific activities, and how they connect with the environment. Using the different Dot Art paints, we will create a life size model of “Connect-the-Dots”, illustrating how each individual student is connected to almost anything and everything surrounding them. The additional supplies will help further their awareness in the areas of environmental sounds, jobs and activities within our community, transportation, and Earth and recycling. The camera is needed for creating a photo-story book with each student.

By funding this project, you will bring the much needed supplies to our classroom community and allow our students with Autism the opportunity to learn about all the different types of connections, develop a life-size model of ways we make connections, and to create a one of a kind photo-story book for each student. Thank you for helping us connect to each other, our school, our community, and our environment.

Ms. A.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ecoart!: Earth-Friendly Art & Craft Experiences for 3- to 9-Year-Olds Laurie Carlson, Loretta T. Braren (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Gears & Gizmos • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.36 1 $34.36
Gears! Gears! Gears! (95 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.18 1 $23.18
Wausau Astrobrights(R) Recycled Bright Color Cover Paper, 8 1/2 x 11, 24 Lb, 89 Brightness, Assorted Colors, Ream Of 500 Sheets • Office Depot Inc. $13.29 1 $13.29
Pacon(R) Multicultural Construction Paper, 12 x 18, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $2.45 1 $2.45
Wausau Astrobrights(R) Bright Color Cover Paper, 8 1/2 x 11, 65 Lb, 89 Brightness, Happy Assortment, Pack Of 250 Sheets • Office Depot Inc. $18.99 1 $18.99
Scholastic Printer Paper mdash; What a Puzzle, Pack Of 50 Sheets • Office Depot Inc. $4.28 1 $4.28
Yoga Games For Children • Abilitations, Inc. $17.99 1 $17.99
Assorted Pencil Grips - Air Grips (12) • Abilitations, Inc. $5.99 1 $5.99
Abilitations Textured Alphabet Cards™ • Abilitations, Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
Rapper Snappers - Set of 3 • Abilitations, Inc. $5.29 2 $10.58
ULTRAK 410 EVENT TIMER • Cannon Sports, Inc. $21.45 1 $21.45
EV213 - Shimmering Dot Art Painters • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
CG639 - Roll-On Painters • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
TS127 - Jumbo Tempera Painters • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
EV212 - Dot Art Painters • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
Sound Box, Science, Early Childhood • School Specialty Inc. $48.46 1 $48.46
Color Diffusing Circles - 9-1/2", Pkg. of 100 • School Specialty Inc. $7.45 1 $7.45
LL414 - My Community Magnetic Maze • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
TT537 - Transportation Shapes • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 1 $6.95
JJ284 - Transportation Shapes Project Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
52 CT SIDEWALK CHALK W/RECYCLABLE CARTON -- Crayola Sidewalk Chalk with Recyclable Carton; 52 Ct. • Quill $5.39 2 $10.78
POST-IT RECYCLED SUPER STICKY NOTES 4X4 -- Post-It Super Sticky Notes in Earth Tone Colors; 4x4", Assorted, Recycled • Quill $13.49 1 $13.49
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Why Should I Recycle? Jen Green, Wendy (Editor), Mike Gordon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story about Recycling (Little Green Books Series) Alison Inches, Pete Whitehead (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Nature's Art Box: From T-Shirts To Twig Baskets, 65 Cool Projects For Crafty Kids To Make With Natural Materials You Can Find Anywhere Laura C. Martin, David Cain (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Kodak EASYSHARE C913 digital camera • CDW Inc. $89.95 1 $89.95
Kodak EasyShare Camera Dock digital camera accessory kit • CDW Inc. $44.88 1 $44.88

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