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Mrs. Barrett from Hallsville TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real World Learning for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities!

Help me give my students hands-on, multisensory learning tools to build their real world connections and relationships.

  • $681 goal

This project expired on July 21, 2019.

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My Students

My students have multiple and severe disabilities from combinations of Autism, Downs Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Intellectual disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental delay, and more.

My students crave connections with the world around them and deserve every opportunity to learn in meaningful ways that will build real-world accessibility.

Despite different diagnosises, they all share the isolation that comes with difficulties in communication, social interactions, understanding learning concepts, and being able to demonstrate their understanding.

Providing meaningful, hands-on, multi-sensory learning in a low socio-economic area is our biggest challenge.

My Project

Eliminating the isolation my students experience in trying to connect to a real-world while in a self-contained classroom is challenging. Providing learning that is meaningful for both academics and participation in the real world is vitally important. Items in this project are specially chosen to provide a more direct opportunity to fill that need.

Multi-sensory, hands-on learning materials that provide direct, real-world connections will provide opportunities for my students to be able to learn and participate more fully in their school and neighborhood communities.

Often, without a reference of understanding of foundational topics, my students can feel socially isolated within their own inclusive school environment merely by the fact they have less access to the world around them. Tools that extend their learning from curriculum to real-world are of vital importance.

Mrs. Barrett
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF937 - Transportation Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF941 - Earth & Environment Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF944 - Five Senses Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF963 - Growing Things Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF945 - Alphabet Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF947 - Community & Careers Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF949 - Life Cycles Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF964 - Numbers & Counting Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
FF966 - Seasons & Weather Theme Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99

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