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Ms. K.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Ms.K's 8 Musketeers

My students need visual/interactive materials to help them learn and master their IEP goals.The sight words activities, money game, puzzles and other activities all reinforce instruction.

My Students

"If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am." ~Temple Grandin. My eight boys are each wonderful and brilliant in their own way. However there are two things they have in common: they love to learn and need your help!

Picture eight 6-8 year old boys who have an endless supply of energy and need constant sensory stimulation, that's my classroom!

This is my second year teaching six of the boys at a high poverty school in an urban area. The 8 "musketeers" are fun, caring, smart but most importantly unique in their own way. For example: #1 is a goofball that will do everything to keep you smiling all day. #2 is shy at first but once he opens up will tell you everything you need to know about animals or dinosaurs. #3 is quick to get things finished and will constantly get out of his seat but is extremely intelligent and will shock you with new information everyday. #4 can become upset quite easily but will work hard to earn the Mickey reward. #5 does not speak but surprises you with his abilities on the computer. #6 works super hard to get his work done and enjoys snack time. #7 has great verbal skills but does not know how to take turns playing and #8 is new to the group and is slowly adjusting.

My Project

My classroom is specially designed to meet the needs of K-2 Autistic students. The "musketeers" thrive in the highly structured classroom. They rotate throughout the day in different centers that provide individualized or small group instruction that aligns to meet their IEP goals. This allows me to give each student the individualized instruction that they need as their levels vary significantly. The materials I am requesting will help them achieve mastery in their goals. For example the timers will provide a visual and auditory reminder of when a center will be or is over. The sight word materials will help the higher functioning students teach and reinforce their knowledge of sight words. The money folder is a great math tool as 6 out of 8 of the students have an IEP objectives of learning to use money. The sight word sentences and word pattern cards will help beginner writers and the storytellers box will help with verbal skills in answering three "wh" questions.

By donating these items to my classroom you will help enrich instruction and provide students with opportunities to learn a skill in a fun and visual way.

These materials will also help the students carry a skill over in multiple settings, as they will see a skill they have already worked on presented in a different way. Needless to say, these materials will be utilized by the students on a daily basis.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FG400X - Cooperative Learning Games • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50
JJ130X - Sight-Word Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH180X - Build A Phrase! Sight-Word Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE567 - Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LL943 - Money Folder Game Library - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LL904 - Storyteller’s Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE107 - Word Patterns Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP183 - Count Up & Count Down Digital Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TB113 - Self-Adhesive Hook & Loop Tape • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
VR202 - Apple Timer with Magnet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98

Materials cost

$307.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$342.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.35

Total project goal

$402.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$402.35

1 Donor

-$342.00

Donations toward project cost

-$342.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$60.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 8 students.

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