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Mrs. Smith from St Petersburg FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Speech Room Necessities

My students need 43 new children's books and 15 packs of laminating pouches to laminate all of their individual visuals they need to learn and excel in school.

  • $633 goal

This project expired on June 7, 2013.

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My Students

Did you fly through school with little or no challenges, or did you have difficulty in one area or another? Every one of my 75+ students have one or more challenges that affect their learning on a daily basis. Because of their challenges, they need additional support and resources to be successful.

My students are amazing.

Each and everyone of them has one challenge or another, be it a speech impairment, a language delay, a cognitive disability, or Autism. Because of their disabilities, they require daily modifications or adaptations to make them successful learners. Some of these modifications and adaptions may include smaller class sizes, additional time on work, frequent breaks, sensory stimuli, additional resources, or visuals. Our school is amazing too. All of the students at our school are kind, loving, and patient with those students in our school with disabilities. Our administrators, teachers, and staff strive to give each student the necessary tools they need to succeed in and out of the classroom. We believe that all students can learn, and we do our best every day to make sure that they are engaged, responsive, and having fun while doing so!

My Project

My students have an array of different challenges and struggles. When I am buying materials, I try to find items that can be used with many students and not just with a few. By having different books, students can choose topics that interest them, while working on their individual goals. Whether they are working on saying sounds, answering questions, prediciting story endings, or learning new vocabulary words, they can all target their goals through books! In addition, many of my students have been diagnosed with Autism. These students require additional prompts and visuals in order to understand and/or retain the information they have learned. I make most of the visuals so they will be specific to what they are learning. With budget cuts across the board, we no longer have access to color ink and laminating paper at school. We must provide this on our own. I am currently spending around $100 a month of my own money to fund the visuals. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Everyone has heard about the budget crisis that schools all across the country are facing.

Unfortunately, our school has been hit hard also. We no longer receive funds for our classrooms. Anything teachers purchase must be bought with our own money. My students require an array of books and visuals on a daily basis to help them become successful. I desperately need help funding the laminating pouches for these visuals so that they can be saved to use daily or with other students as well!

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

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ809 - Touch & Learn Picture Card Bank • Lakeshore Learning $49.99 1 $49.99
Clifford''s Manners • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Clifford''s First Autumn Norman Bridwell • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Clifford We Love You • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Clifford''s First Snow Day • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Clifford''s Animal Sounds • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biggest Easter Basket Ever Steven Kroll, Jeni Bassett (Illus • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Penguins! National Geographic Readers • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Tracks, Little Tracks • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Eric Carle''s Animals Animals • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
T. Rex and the Mother''s Day Hug • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
T. Rex Trick-or-Treats • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Biggest Pumpkin Ever Steven Kroll, Jeni Bassett (Illustrator • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Biggest Apple Ever • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Biggest Pumpkin Ever • AKJ Books $3.99 1 $3.99
Tucker''s Spooky Halloween • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Lady With The Alligator Purse • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly [With CD] Pam Adam • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Class Pet from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler, Jared Lee ( • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Bully from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler, Jared Lee (Illu • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Class from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Dentist from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The New Kid from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Music Teacher from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Librarian from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler, Jared Lee • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Principal from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler, Jared Lee ( • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The School Nurse from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Cafeteria Lady from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler, Jared • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The School Bus Driver from the Black Lagoon • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Substitute Teacher from the Black Lagoon Mike Thaler • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Strega Nona''s Magic Lessons • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
B Is for Bulldozer • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
One Big Building • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Five Senses • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
My Five Senses • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
Over in the Arctic • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
The Magic School Bus in the Arctic: A Book About Heat • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Commotion in the Ocean Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz (Illus • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Five Little Monkeys Play Hide-And-Seek Eileen Christelow • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Do Animals Have Feelings Too? • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Is My Face Red! • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
3m Company - Pouch 9 X 11.4 50 Per Pkg • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $15.75 15 $236.25

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