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

Moving to Music in A Pre-K Autism Classroom

Help me give my students a new CD player to encourage singing, communication and engagement in the classroom.

  • $204 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

Many students enjoy music. This is especially true for children with Autism. Music is a simple way to encourage compliance, and engagement in almost any activity. Being a newer teacher, most items have been donated and are starting to fall apart.

Being able to play music in the classroom adapts almost anything to a level where my students can engage.

A new CD player with the abilities to play CD, tapes, and devices will open many doors to new music opportunities. The sturdy design will last in a classroom with students who can be rough on supplies. The design is also simple enough for them to change the tracks on their own.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CE326 - Classroom CD/Cassette Player with Bluetooth® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00

Materials cost

$129.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.48

Total project goal

$203.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$203.22

2 Donors

-$203.22

Donations toward project cost

-$172.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.48

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$0.00

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