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Mrs. Smith from Moultrie GA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stocking the Speech Room

My students need laminating pouches, binder clips, paper, and magnet clips for printed visuals to help them learn, book baggies to hold their work, and 4 large exercise balls for flexible seating.

  • $386 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Communication is paramount to student success. All of my students have one or more disabilities which adversely affect their ability to communicate their wants and needs, thoughts, and ideas. Though communication is not easy for my students, they have a determination to learn like none other!

All of my students have one or more disabilities, ranging from speech sound disorders to autism and down syndrome, which negatively affects their ability to effectively communicate their wants and needs, thoughts, and ideas.

They come to speech to work on expressing themselves more effectively, as well as their articulation and language skills. My school is phenomenal and always strives to include our students with special needs in all activities school-wide. Though many of my students come from difficult backgrounds, they have a desire to learn and succeed. Many of my students require visual picture reminders to follow a schedule, use good behavior, and answer comprehension questions about what they have been learning. Some of my students have more severe needs, which hinders them from communicating verbally at all. These students rely on using gestures and pictures to communicate with others.

My Project

My students all have a burning desire to interact with others and express themselves. Visual pictures help my students to follow rules, follow schedules, demonstrate understanding and comprehension of lessons, and communicate what they want and need. Because lessons, vocabulary, and wants/needs change frequently, I have to create new picture cards and visuals regularly. These pictures need to be laminated using durable laminating paper so they will last. We encourage the students to handle and hold their visuals, so they take ownership in them, and engage in handing them off to others as a form of communication. Laminating pouches are important to help these visuals last. In addition, office supplies, such as the binder clips, paper, sticky glue, magnet strips, and book baggies will help us keep order in our classroom, stay organized with student work, and allow students to keep track of their important visuals. Finally, we have been able to acquire four small exercise balls for my students to use for flexible seating and sensory needs; however, we need four large balls for the older students in my room.

My school's resources are limited.

Budgets for laminating pouches, school supplies, and flexible seating are non-existent at this time. Many of my students require visuals that they use throughout the day. These visuals change as lessons and vocabulary change, and as the students' needs change. It is vital for me to continue to provide visuals for my students to give them a voice that they so desperately want. Every one of my students can be successful if they have the tools they need to communicate.

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $24.24 2 $48.48
Creative Teaching Press 10-1/2" x 12-1/2" Storage Bags, Dots on Black (2957) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Creative Teaching Press Chevron Storage Bag (2996) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Dabit Quality Magnetic Tape | Magnetic Strip on 1 Side, Self-Adhesive on the Other | Ideal for Crafting Fridge Magnets, Flexible magnetic roll for DIY Projects & Dry Erase Boards • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
Bulk Buy: Duncan Crafts Aleene's Tack It Over & Over Liquid Glue 4 Ounce 29-2 (3-Pack) • Amazon Business $20.86 1 $20.86
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Lime, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Orange, Junior (52cm) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
WAUSAU 20008 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Charisma” 10-Color Assortment, 200 Sheets • Amazon Business $18.52 1 $18.52
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
AmazonBasics Binder Clips - Small, 12 per Pack, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73

Materials cost

$274.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$328.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.89

Total project goal

$385.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$385.93

2 Donors

-$377.03

Donations toward project cost

-$328.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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