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Mrs. Bechtold from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Setting Us Up for Success!

Help me give my students motivational tools, classroom decor, autism therapy in classroom manipulatives, classroom decor, and materials!

  • $435 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in the seventh and eighth-grade autistic support middle school classroom, and face many communication challenges. They have been identified as having autism but are just as capable as everyone else. My students are so intelligent and creative. They come from low-income families with very limited resources. They are some of the most kind and wonderful people, who deserve the same opportunities and materials as everyone else. We are located in the heart of a large city in Pennsylvania and have wonderful community members and staff.

My Project

As we are in in distance learning for this school, this is no better time than to begin to prepare for the next school year so that our students will have exactly what they need to start the school right out as we welcome them back to their second homes, their classrooms. We have and continue to miss our students so much that we want to make sure we have everything we need for when our students return to school in Fall 2020. We are asking for classroom decor to help brighten up our space, materials such bulletin board paper and pens, autism therapy materials to help students cope in the classroom such as fidgeting tools, chair bands, and reward incentives.

Mrs. Bechtold
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Burlap Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Vintage Rustic Wood Tabletop Chalkboard: Includes 4 Liquid Chalk Markers/Wedding Table Sign/Kitchen Counter Top Memo Board/Size: 10" x 10" / • Amazon Business $29.46 1 $29.46
Framed Cork Board, 4 Pack, 12" x 12", with Motivational Words for Home, School - Mini Durable Pin Boards for Walls - All Purpose Bulletin Board for Teachers - Premium Office Supplies • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
SKKSTATIONERY Assorted Colorful Pencils, Pencil Assortment, Awards & Incentives Pencils, 2 HB, 144/box. • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Kids and Adults,Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy-Perfect for ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
JennyGems Autism Awareness Quotes Sign, Autism Speaks Volumes, Wooden Decor • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kicko Mini Putty with Glitter - 48 Pack Assorted Neon Color Sludge - Educational Fidget Toy Ideal for Relaxation and Sensory Stimulation, Event Prizes, Goody Bags, Activity Set, Kids, Boys and Girls, Party Favors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fancy Pens for Women | Set of 12 Colorful Diamond Pens | Perfect Gift for Teachers, Girls, Women • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Confetti Pennants Welcome Bulletin Board • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Feety Chair Bands for Kids – (5 Pack) ADHD Bouncy Kick Fidget for Elementary, Middle, High School Students and Fidgety Adults for Classroom Chairs and Desks (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Number Line Bulletin Board Border -20 to 100 Classroom Decoration Set 36ft 1 Roll for Math Classes • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Dreampark Emoji Keychain, Emoji Plush Key Chain Bulk Toy Hallween Birthday Party Favors Supplies, Treasure Box Rewards Carnival Prizes for Kids Boys and Girls, 2" Set of 30 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Easy Teach 20 Piece Colorful Dry Erase Circles, Removable Vinyl Dots for Organization and Decorations, Adhesive Classroom Decals for Teachers, Children, and Decor • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Emoji Erasers, 60-Pack Fun Cute Pencil Erasers for Kids, Great for Rewards, Party Favors, Birthdays, School Prizes, Classroom Incentives or Gifts for Teachers • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
27 Pack Military Army Armed Forces Stick Flag Set Small Mini US Army Gold Crest Marine Corps Navy Air Force Coast Guard POW MIA Flags Party Decorations • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Yalis Decorative Thumb Tacks 12 Pcs Colorful Cute Pushpins for Feature Wall, Whiteboard, Corkboard, Photo Wall (Butterfly) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Classroom Decoration Banner Motivation Positive Porch Sign Confetti Positive Sayings Accents for Classroom Bulletin Board Decorations, Office, Home, Nursery Decoration • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Parent Signature Teacher Self Inking Rubber Stamp (Blue Ink) - Medium • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Argus U Turn in Homework Poster, 13.375" x 19" • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Pack of 6 Pencil Grips - Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting - Training Pencil Grippers - Homeschooling Supplies - Writing Aid for Preschool Kids • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
50 Packs Ceiling Hook Clips Ceiling Tile Hooks T-bar Clips Drop Ceiling Clips for Office, Classroom, Home and Wedding Decoration, Hanging Sign from Suspended Tile/Grid/Drop Ceilings • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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