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Ms. Burgett from Saint Louis MO is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real Life Learning Through Play

Help me give my students transportation for a field trip to a children's museum.

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have six students in a K-2 autism classroom. Most of my students have limited verbal skills and do not communicate much on their own. They have varying levels of academic skills and the majority are working on learning basic skills, as well as communication and social skills.

We have a structured routine throughout the day with many hands-on and independent activities.

We have a morning routine that students look forward to every day; independent work time where students practice working by themselves on skills they have mastered; group time to work on academic skills and writing; storytime​ to work on comprehension, math, science and art time where we create creative and colorful projects using construction paper and following picture directions. They have made so much progress so far this year with academic, social, and communication skills.

My Project

We have four autism classrooms in our school and we all work on social and life skills. This field trip is the perfect way to work on those skills in an environment that has real world play experiences. The children's museum we will be going to has a play restaurant, grocery store, dentist office, post office, firefighter station, ice cream shop and several other pretend play areas to explore.

This field trip will allow our students to play with each other and interact with places they visit on a regular basis.

In working on communication, play, social and life skills it's important to have real world play experiences. Students are learning skills they will need when they get older. This museum has an entire community set up inside that's all pretend play but connects to that real world learning experience our students need.

Ms. Burgett
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Transportation First Student $279.81

Trip cost

$279.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.41

Total project goal

$369.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.42

1 Donor

-$314.01

Donations toward project cost

-$314.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$55.41

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$0.00

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