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Ms. Swol from Meriden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The STARS Project

My students need a ball chair, body socks, an iPad case, a cash register, a vacuum, and lots and lots of velcro.

  • $412 goal

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My Students

My students are middle schoolers in a self-contained Autism classroom. They have diverse learning needs and styles. My students are also from a low-income/high poverty school district. They are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many difficulties they face, they always try their best. They are fun, energetic, enthusiastic, eager to learn and the most lovable group of students that deserve the best.

My students need a classroom that is just as awesome as they are.

The resources I am requesting will help us do just that.

My Project

To strengthen their daily living skills, I am requesting a vacuum and a cash register. These items would be extremely beneficial for my students. I would be able to work on the vocational skill of vacuuming with my students as well as be able to teach them basic math and money skills in a realistic way.

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students are to help build daily life skills as well as to provide them with a sensory diet throughout their school day.

To help meet the sensory needs of my students, I am requesting items such as a ball chair and body socks. Having a ball chair in my my classroom would provide my students with the dynamic seating option of a ball along with the stability of a chair. Additionally, I am requesting body socks for my students who experience sensory processing difficulties and could benefit from using a body sock.

Ms. Swol
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 6 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BODY SOX LARGE 9-13 YEARS • School Specialty $37.84 2 $75.68
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple iPad mini - Black • Best Buy Education $43.21 1 $43.21
Large Calculator Cash Register • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.95 1 $39.95
Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum, SD20000RED • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
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
Hook and Loop Tape Roll Self Adhesive Back Fastening Strips by TOPtoper 1 Inch x 32.8 Feet (White) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9" x 11.4", 100-Pack • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
COLOR CHANGING CRYSTAL LAMP • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67

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