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Ms. Mirsha from Oakland CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschoolers With Autism Need Classroom Basics

My students need literacy materials, puzzles, fine motor activities and a fan to stay cool in a hot classroom without air conditioning.

  • $338 goal

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My Students

My students are 3-5 year olds with Autism and other special needs, including Speech and Language Impairment. My students' disabilities are moderate to severe and their learning is supported by the use of visuals, organization, and minimalism. This is a Title I school; 50% of my students are also English Language Learners and 100% of them are also eligible for free/reduced price lunch, meaning they come from low-income homes.

My students are kind, curious, and bright children who love to learn.

My Project

My students need hands-on literacy materials that they can actively manipulate. My students will use the ABC, shape and color puzzles during our morning free play and again during small group centers. They will also use pegs and puzzles to practice fine motor skills and motor planning. Posters, flashcards and weather wheels will be used during circle time and small center activities.

Chewy tubes help calm teething children and also help them focus.

My students tend to put most objects in their mouths and chewy tubes are a clean, safe and developmentally appropriate alternative.

The fan will keep us cool and regulated in order to be able to focus, learn and be comfortable.

Ms. Mirsha
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fan, Tower Fan Oscillating with LED Display, 3 Speeds and Modes, Remote Control, 7h Programmed Timer, 36-Inch, by Pelonis • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99
CHEWY TUBE COMBO 4 PACK • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Carson Dellosa Alphabet Bulletin Board Set (119004) • Amazon Business $21.01 1 $21.01
Melissa & Doug See & Spell Wooden Educational Toy With 8 Double-Sided Spelling Boards and 50+ Letters • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Boxiki kids Toy Stacking Toys Sorting Board | Geometric Shape Stacker | Eco-Friendly and Non-Toxic Wooden Toy | Early Childhoo • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Big Sensory Chewy Brick for Kids, Boys and Girls - Designed for Teething, Autism, Biting, Chewing – 2-Pack (Red and Blue) – Knobby Chew Stick – Super Chewie Stim Toys • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Carson Dellosa 3273 Shapes Bulletin Board Set • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Professor Poplar’s Wooden Alphabet Puzzle Board by Imagination Generation • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Wooden Number Puzzles With Storage Box (40 pcs) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Creative Teaching Press Dress for the Weather Bulletin Board Set (1640) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Professor Poplar’s Lower-case Alphabet Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Board by Imagination Generation • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Stack it Peg Game With Board Occupational Therapy Autism Fine Motor Skills by Fun Express- Single Foam Board and 30 Pegs • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Alphabet Flash Cards (Brighter Child Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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