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Ms. Barry from Bronx NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Very First Class Needs Some TLC!

My students need to walk into an orginized and inviting classroom so that they can focus on their studies. Being able to see the flow of the day will help them to feel comfortable and confident.

  • $316 goal

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My Students

Hello! I have the pleasure starting my teaching career with 6 amazing kids! My students are diagnosed with autism and other disabilities. They face challenges brought on by their diagnosis every day and struggle to communicate. They all come from low income areas and each student uses an AAC device for communication.

Despite they’re disabilities they strive and work hard every single day and come in everyday with big smiles on their faces, eager and ready to learn.

My students are each very special in their own ways and I am determined to whatever I can to help meet their needs.

That being said, as a first time teacher walking into an empty canvas of a classroom, I want to create a warm and welcoming environment for my students to come to everyday. I want our classroom to be well organized so that the students know exactly what to expect and what is expected of them. I plan to accomplish this with the items I have requested below.

My Project

My project will make a difference in my student’s ability to learn and function throughout the school day. My classroom is composed of 6 students on the autism spectrum. They need to know exactly what to expect throughout their day and what is expected of them.

I plan to use these materials to organize our classroom in a way that will create a sense of comfort and understanding of our daily activities for all my students.

I will use the wall pocket storage organizers to create individual folders for each student that will hold their daily work. These will be separated into subjects such as ELA, Math, and Reading comprehension and so on. I will use the other pockets folder to list the daily schedule for students to visually see throughout the day. This will create a sense of comfort and control for them because they can refer back to the schedule to know what to expect next. Many of these students do not like change and have trouble with transitions; these organizers will help them elevate some of that stress. I will use the lamination machine, lamination sheets and Velcro dots to create interactive work utilizing the PECS system for some of my nonverbal students that cannot yet read.

I have also requested some math manipulatives and sight word activities to enhance their understanding in both of these areas. I truly feel that having a well-organized classroom for my students will help them to thrive. They will be able to focus on their work and not have to worry about where to find the items they need. Everything will always be neatly organized in the same location which will help to encourage independence in the students as they will be able to go and get their supplies themselves.

Ms. Barry
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG809 - Stack & Build Simple Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Dry Erase Pockets - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Pockets for Adults and Children - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $24.84 1 $24.84
Teacher Created Resources Chalkboard Brights 7 Pocket Chart (20742) • Amazon Business $20.18 1 $20.18
Chalkboard Brights 14 Pocket Daily Schedule Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Learning Resources Create-a-Space Magnetic Storage Boxes, Bright Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Carson Dellosa Hot Air Balloons Bulletin Board Set (110163) • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
WXBOOM 1400pcs (700sets) 20mm/0.7” Dial Sticky Back Coins Hook and Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Fellowes Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter Size 9 x 11.5-Inches, 3 mil, 200 pack (5743401) • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Teacher Created Resources Chalkboard Brights 10 Pocket File Storage Pocket Chart (20736) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Carson Dellosa Colorful Chalkboard Scalloped Borders (108196) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Pencil Grips, JuneLsy Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting Silicone Pencil Grip Posture Correction Training Writing Aids for Apple Pencil for Kids Adults Students Special Needs Assorted Colors ( 10PCS ) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Chalkboard Labels Set includes 96 Premium Reusable Chalkboard Stickers with 1 White Chalk Marker for Labeling Jars, Parties, Craft Rooms, Weddings and Organize Your Home & Kitchen • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sight Words Level A Pocket Flash Cards • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Large Foam Playing Dice (1 dz) • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
Numbers 1-100 Flash Cards • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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