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Mrs. Jones from Jacksonville FL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

The More I Know, the Better I Teach!

I need professional texts to help me learn more about the diverse needs of my students and the best ways to teach them academic and life skills.

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a self-contained classroom full of students with various intellectual disabilities. My students are some of the sweetest, hardest working children you will ever meet. Despite the many obstacles life has thrown their way, they show up excited and eager to learn each day. They're ready to give their best, and I meet them head-on with challenges to help them grow and develop into exceptional students, friends, and leaders. This is my second year teaching in a self-contained classroom, and it is hands down the best and most fun experience I’ve ever had in the classroom!

My Project

My students have an amazing set of skills and abilities. Due to the nature of their various disabilities, it can be a struggle to meet them where they are with activities and learning experiences that help them grow, socially, academically, and physically.

As their teacher, it's my job to do everything I can to understand my students' unique needs and help them excel and exceed boundaries and expectations!

The Reason I Jump is a book written by a young man with autism to help the adults in his life understand his thoughts and needs as a child and will help me better understand my growing population of students with autism. Magic Eyes is a vision training guide and will help me accommodate the needs and build the skills of my students with vision impairments. 2, 4, 6, 8 This is How We Regulate will give me play therapy ideas to increase mindfulness in my students. Toddler Activities Made Easy, Learn Toddler Activities and Outdoor Toddler Activities will give me creative ideas and supports to increase my students' skills and abilities. Finally, Teach a Child to Read in One Week is a fun way for little ones to learn reading skills.

I can't wait to learn and grow along with my students this year!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Eyes: Vision Training for Children • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
2, 4, 6, 8 This Is How We Regulate: 75 Play Therapy Activities to Increase Mindfulness in Children • Amazon Business $19.06 1 $19.06
Aromatherapy For Kids, Safe And Sound • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Teach a Child to Read in One Week: Fast Foolproof Fun for Little Ones • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Play & Learn Toddler Activities Book: 200+ Fun Activities for Early Learning • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
The Outdoor Toddler Activity Book: 100+ Fun Early Learning Activities for Outside Play • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Kids: 60 Fun Activities to Help Children Self-Regulate, Focus, and Succeed • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Toddler Activities Made Easy: 100+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Busy Parents • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87

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