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Ms. Dena from Elyria OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Practicing Gratitude With Grandma Carol

Help me give my students books to learn social skills as well as thank you cards to teach gratitude!

  • $160 goal

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My Students

I am a speech-language pathologist who works in a school for developmentally-disabled students. My students range in age from 5 years to 14 years and are moderate to profoundly developmentally disabled. They have a vast range of abilities, some being non-verbal and others being able to communicate in sentences. Some use pictures, augmentative and alternative communication devices, or sign language to express themselves.

Every single day, these students bring me joy.

They are always hoping to make me and the other staff smile. We work hard to accommodate their needs but sometimes fall short due to limited financial resources. These students deserve the same quality education as any other student, and often we need to think outside of the box to educate them, which frequently means spending more money to make modifications to the curriculum to assist them with their learning.

My Project

While my day job may be speech language pathologist, I also moonlight as "Grandma Carol" at school. Grandma Carol is a cool old granny who loves to bake and cook with her students. And now, with school closures, Grandma Carol likes to read stories to her students online. Having new, fun books such as "The Book with No Pictures" to read or other books like those with Elephant and Piggy to teach social skills will help to keep my students engaged in remote learning.

Grandma Carol also wants the children to learn about gratitude and so with the purchase of thank you cards and stickers as well as sidewalk chalk and paint, students will be able to send thanks to our front line workers during this pandemic.

I miss my students so much. All of my students have moderate to profound cognitive and/or physical disabilities making remote learning that much more challenging. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

With love,

Grandma Carol and her students

Ms. Dena
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Greetings Thank You Cards with Envelopes, Bold Multicolored (50-Count) • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Crayola; Washable Neon Sidewalk Paint; Outdoor Art Tools; 3 Neon Paint Colors, Paint Brush, Roller and 3 Sidewalk Chalk Sticks • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Sweetzer & Orange Thank You Stickers | 1.5 inches | 1000 Pink Stickers for Company Giveaway & Birthday Party Favors | Labels & Mailing Supplies for Small Business Boutique Bags & Merchandise Bags • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
40 Thank You Cards with Envelopes - Floral Watercolor with Yellow Envelopes - Weddings Bridal Showers Baby Showers • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Crayola Outdoor Chalk, Glitter Sidewalk Chalk, Summer Toys, 5 Count • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Human Body Activity Book for Kids: Hands-On Fun for Grades K-3 • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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