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Mrs. Benham from Waterford MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Meeting Our AAC Needs!

Help me give my students a Boardmaker subscription so they have access to boards and engaging activities to support their augmentative and alternative communication!

  • $608 goal

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My Students

I am a dedicated speech-language pathologist working with students who have cognitive impairments, emotional impairments and severe multiple impairments. Many of my students use augmentative and alternative communication to express themselves, such as iPad apps, switches and PODD books.

Many of my students are from low-income homes and I want to do everything I can to help them succeed academically and communicate effectively to build connections with peers and adults!

My students are dedicated to their education and try their best in speech therapy. No matter what they may be going through, they bring the best version of themselves to speech therapy and are truly inspiring. All of the materials donated to my kids will be truly appreciated and used to work toward their communication goals.

My Project

Boardmaker is a critical element for students who use augmentative and alternative communication! I would love to have a three year subscription for Boardmaker online so I can easily make boards that my students that are personalized for them and their school experiences.

The tactile letters and numbers would be an amazing resource for my visually impaired students to engage them in academic activities.

There are books that I would love to provide for my lessons in speech therapy including The Rainbow Fish, We're All Wonders and LMNO Peas. The Learn the Alphabet dough mats and Write the Letter Activity Center would be used to supplement my speech lessons for my SXI and SCI students. I make lessons around the letter of the week and all of these materials would be a great addition to my push in lessons!

Mrs. Benham
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boardmaker online- 3 year subscription (personal plan) • Boardmaker $270.00 1 $270.00
EA166 - Mini Time Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GA355 - Easy-Punch Design Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
BK245 - We’re All Wonders Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
BK3311 - The Rainbow Fish Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.95 1 $18.95
BW632 - LMNO Peas Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
EE258 - Tactile Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
EE259 - Tactile Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
NF9767 - Mini Rainbow Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$478.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.06

Total project goal

$607.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$607.09

2 Donors

-$606.03

Donations toward project cost

-$515.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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