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Mrs. Power from Newnan GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Parents Need Books Too!

Help me give my students a library full of reference books on parenting children with special needs.

  • $164 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students all come from various backgrounds and have different abilities. Some live with both parents, some live with one parent, some live with grandparents. Some live in houses, some in apartments, and some are homeless. All of my students are considered delayed, including cognitively, developmentally, physically, and socially. I have students who do not hear English at home, students who are non-verbal, and students who speak very well. I have students who can write sentences and students who are working on pre-writing skills. All of my students are delayed in some way and need additional help with academics, social skills, and life skills.

To keep my students excited and wanting to come to school, we do many hands-on activities and crafts associated with our curriculum.

We also teach cooking activities, and life skills such as loading and unloading a dishwasher, sweeping, wiping tables, sorting, washing, and folding.

About 78% of the students at our school receive free or reduced price meals. We also have a large portion of English Language Learners. We have a very transient population in our school serving the homeless, people living in motels or extended stays, and many apartment complexes.

My Project

I would like to start a resource library for parents of children with special needs. Many of my parents have stated they feel alone and do not know where to turn for help. Having these books available would allow parents to checkout the books, read them, and pass them on to other parents as needed. These books will be the beginning to a hopefully ever growing parent resource. It will provide books for general special needs such as "They Say I'm Special", "The Life We Never Expected", and "The Elephant in the Playroom". It also will contain books that focus on specific disabilities such as "Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew" and "Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder". I would like to provide the best life possible for my students. Through your generosity, you are not only helping me provide a resource library, but also making a difference in the lives of my students! Thank you for considering a donation to this project and making a difference in the lives of my students!

Mrs. Power
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew: Updated and Expanded Edition • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder: 100 Playful Activities to Empower Children with Sensory Differences • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
They Say I'm Special: 100 Tips For Raising A Happy and Resilient Child With Special Needs • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Life We Never Expected: Hopeful Reflections on the Challenges of Parenting Children with Special Needs • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
A Different Dream for My Child: Meditations for Parents of Critically or Chronically Ill Children • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Becoming a Seriously Happy Special Needs Mom: 21 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Elephant in the Playroom: Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly About Raising Kids with Special N eeds • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Living a Happy Life with a Special-Needs Child: A Parent's Perspective (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75

Materials cost

$100.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.58

Total project goal

$163.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$163.87

2 Donors

-$145.52

Donations toward project cost

-$139.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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