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Ms. Kris Thornwall from Minneapolis MN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

See, Touch, Communicate for Non-Verbal Students

My students need this easel to display the enlarged symbol board.

  • $635 goal

This project expired on July 28, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school aged students have cognitive and physical challenges that make daily life a struggle. We are from an inner city middle school in Minnesota. My kids are amazing in so many ways. They have joy in their hearts and love to communicate with others.

Many of my students are non-verbal, but they have a lot to say.

I work very closely with the Speech/Language Clinician in my classroom. We are using a picture communication system embedded into their academics and social times. This is a multi year project and we are seeing many successes.

We are teaching the students a communication system that will be used from K-12, as well as during post high school transition. It is life altering for my students and we want to make it even more accessible with a classroom rolling stand.

My Project

This easel will allow us to show kids an enlarged 50 CORE symbol board. The easel can be rolled up to student desks and help them communicate their thoughts, ideas, and make requests. It will be paired with CORE boards at their desks. The easel will be reversible, so we can turn it around and show them a bulletin board showing the WORD of the WEEK. There will be pictures to show the meaning of the word. We will include student pictures on this side. This support is the beginning of giving kids ways to express themselves everywhere they go.

Ms. Kris Thornwall
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EASEL GLASS REVOLVEING • School Specialty $457.07 1 $457.07

Materials cost

$457.07

Vendor shipping charges

$45.71

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$539.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.23

Total project goal

$634.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$634.87

14 Donors

-$617.22

Donations toward project cost

-$539.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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