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Mrs. Stokes from Houston TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Snacks and Play!

My students need snacks, a kitchen center with play food, and play accessories to improve social skills.

  • $466 goal

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My Students

I teach in a self-contained Special Education classroom. My students have all been diagnosed with Autism and Speech Impairment. Our classroom focuses on teaching appropriate behaviors, social skills, and academic learning.

With most students being nonverbal, we use picture icons and very structured daily routines.

Each student has their own daily schedule with laminated and Velcro picture icons. This helps them transition more easily.

Our school is in a low income area with 70% of students receiving free or reduced price lunch. We recently received damage from Hurricane Harvey. All carpets and some parts of the walls had to be removed. This has affected my students since change is very difficult for many people with Autism.

My Project

These snacks will help motivate my students to work as well as keeping their bellies full. We have reinforcers for all students to work to earn, and edibles work really well for this!

Some students do not know when their next meal will be, so having snacks at school helps them feel more secure.

I am also asking for a kitchen play center and play food. All of my students have Autism, and several of them have food aversions. Having a kitchen play center with foods to play with during leisure time may help them with these aversions. The kitchen and the hands puppets will also help with social skills!

Mrs. Stokes
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Step2 Espresso Bar Kitchen Play • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Fun Express Plush Happy Kids Hand Puppets Multi-Ethnic Collection Novelty (Set of 8) • Amazon Business $49.39 1 $49.39
Chef Set Apron and Hat Youth White • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels Single-Serve 1.5 Ounce, 48 Count • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87
Play Food Set for Kids & Toy Food for Pretend Play - Huge 125 Piece Play Kitchen Set with Childrens Educational Food Toys for Toddlers Inspires Imagination - Fake Plastic Foods for Cooking (Edition 1) • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Dress Up Hats for Kids - Kids Dress Up - Costume Hats - (5 Pc Set) Assorted Party Hats by Tigerdoe • Amazon Business $20.29 1 $20.29
Kids Dressup Set #1 with 7 Costume Vests • Amazon Business $19.91 1 $19.91
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, Cheddar, 3 resealable bags, 58 ounces • Amazon Business $17.11 1 $17.11
Melissa & Doug Zoo Friends Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Elephant, Giraffe, Tiger, and Monkey • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Cookies & Cream Snack Mix 10.5 oz. Bag - Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $15.61 1 $15.61
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit, Fat Free Snacks, (80-0.9oz. Pouches Per Box) • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
Frito-Lay Flavor Mix Purple Variety Pack, 20 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Nabisco Classic Cookie and Cracker Mix (20-Count Box) • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Melissa & Doug Jolly Helpers Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Construction Worker, Doctor, Police Officer, and Firefighter • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars (Strawberry Big Pack, 1.3 oz, 16-Count Box, Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Variety Pack, 58 Count, 49.1 Oz • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27

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