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Ms. Overton from Fillmore CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for Superior Speech!

My students need a laminator, laminating pouches, Velcro dots, colored paper, metal rings, hooks and school supplies to create and use the materials they require to meet their individual needs.

  • $459 goal

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My Students

I am a Speech Language Pathologist in a Title I low-income school in a small agriculture community. My students range in ages from 3 to 11 and generally have difficulties producing a few to multiple speech sounds and/or developing language skills. Some of my students are monolingual English some are bilingual, and some are monolingual Spanish (learning English). Many of my students have additional challenges that impact their learning including autism and dyslexia.

Due to the wide range of ages and needs I often create materials to target a specific skill for one or more students.

My students are curious, funny, and so eager to learn but they have individual needs that can be challenging to meet. They work hard every day and inspire me to do the same!

My Project

The supplies I am requesting, such as the laminiator, astrobright paper, and rings will allow me to create long lasting, reusable materials to develop the articulation and/or language skills necessary for my students to be successful in school. The school supplies such as pencils, paint and glue sticks, will allow the students to complete these activities in a way that is fun and engaging for them. We build vocabulary by playing games such as memory with our laminated vocabulary cards. The students can then make pictures of the vocabulary, using the paint stix and then write a sentence about their picture with the pencils. This activity allows them to work on multiple goals, including building vocabulary, grammar, syntax as well as listening.

Language is the foundation of learning and when children have delayed language/articulation it can impact their academic success.

There is no curriculum for speech therapy. As a Speech Language Pathologists I must look at each child's individual needs and create materials that are fun and engaging for them.

Ms. Overton
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apache Laminating Pouches, Letter Size, 300 Pack, 5 mil • Amazon Business $32.96 2 $65.92
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13882) by Dixon Ticonderoga • Amazon Business $18.85 2 $37.70
Expo 80078 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 1 Pack with 8 Markers, Total of 8 Markers • Amazon Business $7.31 5 $36.55
Swingline Laminator, Thermal, Inspire Plus Lamination Machine, 9" Max Width, Quick Warm-Up, Includes Laminating Pouches, White/Gray (1701857ECR) • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
AmazonBasics All Purpose Washable Glue Sticks, 0.24-oz. Sticks, 60-Pack • Amazon Business $13.34 2 $26.68
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Wausau Astrobrights Writing Paper, 8.5 X 11 Inches, Eco Assortment, 500 Count (22226) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Crayola 678542997685 8 Count Ultra Clean Washable Large Crayons Color Max (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $7.75 2 $15.50
Master Magnetics MHHH9X8 Magnetic Hook White Enamel Paint, 1" Diameter, 1.5" Total Height, 9 Pounds (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
EXPO 86603 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Assorted, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $6.97 2 $13.94
Wausau Astrobrights 24# Writing Paper, 500 count, Cool Assortment, 8.5 x 11 Inch (20274) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Pawfly 3 Inch Loose Leaf Binder Rings Large Book Ring, 12 Pieces • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Pencil Grip Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint, Super Quick Drying, 12 Pack (TPG-602) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Crayola 523008 Classic Color Crayons, Peggable Retail Pack, Peggable Retail Pack, 8 Colors • Amazon Business $0.87 6 $5.22

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