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Mrs. Pennington from Port Arthur TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are All Unique: Thank Goodness!

My students need visual resources to promote understanding, kindness and compassion.

  • $469 goal

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My Students

My students are a very special group of children. Together, with my wonderful paraprofessionals, we are the Life Skills classroom on our elementary campus. Our children are from a variety of backgrounds. Many parts of our neighborhoods struggle, especially now. All of my students have survived Hurricane Harvey. Some of their families fared well, while others lost everything.

I passionately believe that all students have purpose and all have the ability to learn, including mine.

They can make a difference.

My Project

For the Month of April, our elementary campus has united wholeheartedly to celebrate and promote Autism Awareness Month. Faculty bought special t-shirts and students had great fun with mismatch day, cap day, wearing blue, etc. Our book order such as: "A Friend Like Simon," "Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears?," "Different Like Me," will continue awareness and understanding.

My heart "runneth over" experiencing the overflow of participation, smiles, and love shared with our ASD students.

The goal of this project is not only for providing resources for my own students on the spectrum; but our goal is to also enable all teachers to have access to these wonderful books to promote awareness in their classrooms throughout the school year.

Mrs. Pennington
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Different . . . Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Tacos Anyone? An Autism Story (2005 Barbara Jordan Media Award) (English and Spanish Text) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears? Dealing with Sensory Overload • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's: 32 New Subject Revised & Expanded • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Noah Chases the Wind (Redleaf Lane - Early Experiences) • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Andy and His Yellow Frisbee (Woodbine House Special-Needs Collection) • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Leah's Voice • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
My Friend with Autism: Enhanced Edition with FREE CD of Coloring Pages! • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Everybody Is Different: A Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters With Autism • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
The Disconnected Kids Nutrition Plan: Proven Strategies to Enhance Learning and Focus for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Neurological Disorders (The Disconnected Kids Series) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome?: A guide for friends and family • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Since We're Friends: An Autism Picture Book • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
A Friend Like Simon - Autism / ASD (Moonbeam childrens book award winner 2009) - Special Stories Series 2 (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Autism Is...? (Autism Is...? Books) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Russell's World: A Story for Kids About Autism • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What It Is to Be Me!: An Asperger Kid Book • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Straight from the Horse's Mouth! • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Armond Goes to a Party: A book about Asperger’s and friendship • Amazon Business $9.61 1 $9.61
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
Understanding Samantha: A Sibling's Perspective of Autism • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
It's Okay To Be Different • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rules • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism (A First Look At...Series) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism (A First Look At...Series) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01

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