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Mrs. Garza from Austin TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Distancing & Staying Safe in Our Special Ed Class!

Help me give my students the materials they'll need to safely social distance in the classroom and keep their materials separate, free of germs!

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a Life Skills Special Education classroom at an elementary school in Austin, TX. What is a Life Skills classroom? Well, my students are learning daily life skills. Things that most of us do without thinking each day. My students are working on executing everyday functional tasks like bathroom and classroom routines/procedures, developing social skills, increasing communication, working on self-regulation, following directions, making effective decisions, etc. A strong focus in this program is also on functional academics in Reading and Math. Students that fall into this program are performing three or more grade levels under their same-aged peers in academics and adaptive skills.

And although they need quite a bit of help on a day-to-day basis, my students are go getters!

They always try their absolute best and don't give up. They are an amazing group of kids and I'm proud to be their teacher. They come to school ready to learn each day with smiles on their faces. My students often seek the acceptance of others (like any other kid does). They want to be included and be able to do everything their peers can do. They just need a little extra help.

My Project

COVID-19 has completely taken over every aspect of our lives and we're simply trying to make the most out of each day as safely as we can. This school year is starting like never before. Social distancing guidelines have given our classrooms an unwanted makeover. Some would say, "the makeover of our nightmares," but it doesn't have to be because we're teachers and we're creative, adaptable, and outstandingly organized super humans!

These materials will help my students with special needs safely socially distance in the classroom and remain happy and healthy!

The materials I've chosen will allow my students to keep their classroom supplies separate by organizing them into their own cabinets and storage containers. The laminating sheets will be used to make materials reusable and easy to disinfect. Students and staff will have their own dry erase items to decrease the transmission of germs of commonly used classroom supplies. Hook & loop adhesive will be used to mount individual visual schedules and other materials to students' desks to help decrease movement around the classroom and adhere to socially distancing guidelines as much as possible. Floor stickers and vinyl tape will provide a fun way to guide students throughout the classroom and keep them at least six feet apart. Help us transform our class into a safe yet fun learning space for all! We appreciate any help with this project. Thank you!

Mrs. Garza
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS USA MC-303-TOP 3-Drawer Storage Cart with Organizer Top, Black • Amazon Business $34.99 6 $209.94
IRIS USA CNL-6 6 Quart Non-Latching Box, 18 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $45.93 1 $45.93
2 Pack | 5 Pack | 10 Pack Safety Face Shield, All-Round Protection Headband with Clear Anti-Fog Lens, Lightweight Transparent Shield with Stretchy Elastic Band (10) • Amazon Business $33.95 1 $33.95
24 Shoe Footprint Vinyl Decal Stickers - Our Amazing"Super Tac Adhesive" Holds Strong But Allows for Easy Removability and are Easily Repositionable, 8" Tall x 3.25" Wide (Multi-Colored) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
AmazonBasics Clear Thermal Laminating Plastic Paper Laminator Sheets - 9 Inch x 11.5 Inch, 200-Pack • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Social Distance Floor Stickers, 12" Round Vinyl Removable Decals,16 Pack Safety Floor Sign Marker, Please Keep 6 Feet Apart Decal, Crowd Control for Guidance, Grocery, Pharmacy, Bank, Lab.Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $9.20 2 $18.40
Tatuo 10 Pieces Colorful Dry Erase Circles White Board Marker Removable Vinyl Dot Wall Decal for Drills and Training School Teaching Progress (11 inch) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Strenco 2 Inch Adhesive Black Hook and Loop Tape - 5 Yards - Heavy Duty Strips - Sticky Back Fastener • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Dr.WOW 50 Pcs/lot Magic Sponge Eraser Multi-Functional Melamine Foam Cleaner 100x70x30mm • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
1000pcs Hook and Loop Dots 3/4 in Diameter Sticky Back Coins Heavy Duty Self Adhesive Dot Tapes for School Classroom(White) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
24 Prints 12 Pairs Baby Children Kids Size Handprint Stickers Decals Teacher Created Resources for Floor Wall Stairs to Guide Directions, 6 Different Colors • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Champion Sports 1" x 60yd Floor Marking Vinyl Tape, Blue • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Champion Sports 1" x 36yd Floor Marking Vinyl Tape, Purple, Model:1X36FTPR • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46

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