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Mrs. Fisher from Erie PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready to Work (and Play!)

Help me give my students materials such as blocks and sorting sets to help them work and play.

  • $723 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve students in a self-contained autistic support classroom. The students in my class have diverse needs and require a high level of structure and evidence-based instruction and behavioral supports in order to achieve full potential. They come to school each day ready to be challenged to reach for the next bar, which looks different for each of them. Some of my students are learning to write their names. Others are learning names for common objects like shoes and pencil. Still, some others are working at-grade level and trying his or her very best during their inclusion time with their same-aged peers in regular education.

All of my students, though, require motivation to learn these skills that greatly increase the quality of their lives.

Part of my job is knowing each student and setting the stage for his or her best work. One of the ways I do this is by using a class-wide reward system where students follow an individualized work schedule. As they complete tasks, they earn money (not real money, "class cash") that they are able to spend anyway they like - whether it's drawing, time on the iPad, or playing with blocks.

My Project

Students in an autistic support classroom require a variety of materials to meet their diverse learning needs. Student learning is individualized. Academic tasks are carefully selected to be challenging but not overly frustrating. Leisure activities are important in our room, too! Many students with autism require additional practice learning how to play appropriately by themselves or with others.

In autistic support, each moment can be a teachable moment with the help of these supplies.

The materials in this project will be used not only to help my students learn academic skills but leisure skills, as well. Students will use the Nuts About Sorting and Comparing Sizes activity kits to learn to sort by color and identify big/small objects. The cut & cruise cars will help students struggling with scissor skills. The blocks and block table will be used for a variety of things such as playing pretend, imitating building structures, and sharing. The wobble chair and glitter wands will be something students can use when taking a break from activities.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR326 - Brick-Building Activity Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $349.00 1 $349.00
CR126BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 16" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
FILTERS CLASSROOM MOOD TRANQUIL BLUE - SET OF 4 • School Specialty $32.16 1 $32.16
RA926 - Building Brick People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD191 - Nuts About Sorting! • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE927 - Comparing Sizes Activity Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
SCISSOR GUIDE - CUT N CRUISE CAR PACK OF 3 • School Specialty $14.90 1 $14.90
WAND SPIRAL MYSTICAL GLITTER SET OF 3 • School Specialty $13.48 1 $13.48

Materials cost

$569.50

Vendor shipping charges

$6.05

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$614.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.37

Total project goal

$722.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$722.46

9 Donors

-$708.62

Donations toward project cost

-$614.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.84

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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