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Mrs. Marchisio from Brockton MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set - Explore, Innovate and Organize!

My students need materials to foster creativity, focus and organization. Magnet tiles will be available to use imaginative exploration. Student headphones and chair tennys provide elimination of sensory distraction while completing individualized work tasks.

  • $333 goal

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My Students

As a teacher of students with high functioning autism, I am inspired by and proud of the resilience each child exhibits, despite being faced with social, emotional and sensory challenges. No two days are carbon copies. My support staff and I must consistently be pro-active in an attempt to minimize situations that may cause a particular student to feel anxiety, uncertainty or agitation. Knowing the competencies, giftedness and fascinations of each student enables us to best meet their academic and social needs.

Create, discover, innovate and explore - actions that allow my students to show me how they best learn!

Next, my job is to build a classroom environment to develop and implement differentiated lessons based upon the individual learning needs and styles of my students. Some students may be focusing on grade level academics, others are further developing positive social skills or learning and applying healthy coping strategies.

As an urban setting school, many of my students come from economically disadvantaged homes. Parents are working long, arduous days to provide basic necessities for their family. While in my care, I strive to offer my students the materials needed to be learners today and leaders tomorrow!

My Project

Sensory tools (stretch foot bands, chair tennys and student headphones) will be provided to help students process and organize sensory information from many senses: sound, touch, movement and body awareness. When my students have minimal sensory distractions, they are better able to focus and learn.

Predictability and organization lead to a feeling of safety and security for students with Autism.

Daily agenda books will be used to record important information and offer a resource for home/school communication. Student dry erase boards enable students to show their independent thoughts and ideas.

Children's books, encouraging flexible thinking, are a valuable resource that let students laugh while learning and develop a growth mindset!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hammond and Stephens 803241 Student Edition Daily Agenda Planner, Book Stock, 7" x 11" Size • Amazon Business $8.11 10 $81.10
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Egghead- 1000 Black Stereo Headphones • Amazon Business $4.88 10 $48.80
S&S Worldwide Chair Tennys (pack of 16) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hello Brain?: A Book About Talking To Your Brain • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
(Set of 5) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands ,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Rehab or Physical Therapy. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
EXPO 86603 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68

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