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Mrs. Penn from Philadelphia PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New School, New Year!

Help me give my students a fresh start to the new school year with the requested room divider, The Mystery Box, and sorting activities!

  • $655 goal

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My Students

I am an autistic support teacher in a low income/high poverty school. My classroom is self-contained, meaning my students are generally amongst themselves. Because they spend so much of their day with me, I try to keep the classroom well organized and consistent.

My students face many challenges within their day so I work tirelessly to make sure my classroom is welcoming and a place they can relax and be themselves.

They are so eager to learn and motivated to work towards a goal. Being able to experience their successes with them makes all the sacrifices worth it.

My Project

This year I am opening a new autistic support classroom for grades 3-5. The students will be new to our school and I want them to feel welcomed. This is a huge transition for them and I would love to make sure my room is organized and calming.

Children with autism thrive in a classroom that is free of distraction and organized into visually labeled centers.

The requested items will be very helpful in building a visual classroom. With the laminating pouches and velcro, I will be able to create organized centers with their own personal schedules. They will be able to have new real-world PECs to help with language and needs. The dividers will be helpful to block off any distraction while working 1:1 and making sure centers are clearly defined. The puzzles and sorting activities will help my lower functioning students learn to be independent using lessons at their skill level.

Mrs. Penn
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 10 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC635MN - Calming Colors® Easy-Clean Room Divider - Mint Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 2 $278.00
AmazonBasics Clear Thermal Laminating Plastic Paper Laminator Sheets - 8.9 Inch x 11.4 Inch, 200-Pack • Amazon Business $18.00 3 $54.00
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners | Perfect for Home or Office | 15ft x 3/4in Tape | White • Amazon Business $15.73 3 $47.19
RJ27 - The Mystery Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD645 - My First Pegboard Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP463 - Sorting Adventures Activities - Interactive CD-ROM - Single License • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
JOYIN Play-Act Counting/Sorting Bears Toy Set with Matching Sorting Cups Toddler Game for Pre-School Learning Color Recognition STEM Educational Toy-72 Bears, Fine Motor Tool, Dice and Activity Book • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Melissa & Doug Disney Classics Alphabet Wooden Peg Puzzle, Developmental Toys, Sturdy Wooden Construction, 26 Pieces, 0.7” H x 11.6” W x 8.5” L • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Strenco 3/4 Inch - Pack of 500 Sets - Adhesive Hook and Loop Dots - White - 1000 PCS - 20 mm Coins • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49

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