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Ms. Tanigawa from Houston TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Specialty Tools for Special Friends

My students need sound canceling headphones to be able to block loud noises that are distracting and overwhelming. We need pencil boxes, fidget toys, notebooks, and books. A quieter atmosphere is imperative for their continued learning.

  • $416 goal

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My Students

I work with a bunch of amazing kiddos who all happen to struggle with various degrees of Autism. Due to their difficulties processing the world around them, they struggle with making good choices within their environment and interactions with the people around them.

I work with my kiddos to learn ways to express their needs and wants in a socially acceptable manner.

We also work on ways for them to cope with the stresses and frustration of life appropriately and not get overwhelmed.

My Project

Children with learning difficulties such as Autism are fully capable of learning and growing as their peers. It is our job to provide them the tools to work to the best of their ability. These items will be greatly appreciated and utilized in our classroom to further the knowledge of our awesome friends! AmazonBasics Lightweight On Ear Headphones are a useful tool to help them filter out distracting noises and help them concentrate on the task at hand. Edsports Sensory Fidgets Toys are a good way to keep focus on learning. Busy hands are a soothing tool for a lot of children with Autism and other learning difficulties. We are asking for social story books to help our children learn appropriate responses to the environment and people around them. For example "Of Course it's a Big Deal","Lying Up a Storm" and "My Day is Ruined!". Our children amaze us everyday! Help us help them .

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Lightweight On-Ear Headphones - Black • Amazon Business $14.24 7 $99.68
Dr.Meter EM100 Kids Protective Earmuffs with Noise Blocking Children Ear muffs for Sleeping, Studying, Shooting, Babies 27NRR Adjustable Head Band • Amazon Business $9.69 7 $67.83
Charles Leonard Pencil Boxes, Plastic Snap-Close Box, 2.5 x 5.25 x 8.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, 24-Pack (76305) • Amazon Business $49.98 1 $49.98
Edsports Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle(16 Pack)-Anti Stress Cube/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Ball Magic Cube/starry sky Fidget/Bike Chain/Stretch Squeeze Toys for ADD ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety Reliever • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Mead Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
NANAHouse Set of 4 Tangle Fidget Sensory Toys Relieves Stress and Anxiety Attention Toy - Random Color • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
If Winning Isn't Everything, Why Do I Hate to Lose? • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Of Course It's a Big Deal (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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