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Ms. Miller from South Jordan UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Social Thinkers-- In Real Life and On Paper!

Help me give my students the social skills they need to succeed in life, the writing skills needed to make their written ideas clear to others, and basic number sense for math.

  • $1,263 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My Special Education resource classroom welcomes students with a variety of disabilities: autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, intellectual disabilities, speech/language impairments, and learning disabilities including dyslexia and dyscalculia. Most of my students are at least two years below grade level in reading and mathematics, and struggle to succeed in grade-level lessons. My students and I work together to learn strategies to overcome or work around these challenges.

In spite of their disabilities, my students sparkle with potential and personality!

They are learning ways to contribute to their classrooms and the world through science, art, athletics, storytelling, cooperation, and good citizenship.

My Project

Many of my students, including those with autism and ADHD, struggle to manage their own emotions and behavior, and to make and keep friends. Some have difficulty understanding the perspectives of others. "My Story" Social Skills books and teacher guides are funny and engaging stories that help kids with Social Thinking Deficits understand why social skills matter, and help kids discover and practice these skills. The "ThinkAbout" series gives lesson plans and discussion guides for helping students develop skills for friendship and self-esteem. This will facilitate development of social skills groups to help students learn these skills.

Like many students with autism, or executive functioning challenges, several of my students struggle mightily with written language.

It is difficult for them to coordinate the skills needed for writing: penmanship, spelling, understanding the readers' perspective, selecting the most important ideas to write about, clearly explaining ideas, elaborating, and having patience with the writing process. Professional development books about supporting struggling writers would be so helpful! My students also need text resources to learn to write in response to a prompt.

My youngest students need materials for developing number sense. The Make a Splash 120 floor mat will allow them to see patterns in numbers, and see how adding or subtracting one or ten follows a pattern, too. A floor mat number line will be useful for developing an understanding of basic addition and subtraction, too.

Thank you for supporting our classroom! Your wonderful donations make such a difference for my special students.

Ms. Miller
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Story Social Skills Readers and Guides by Julia Cook - Set 3 • Nasco $109.95 1 $109.95
DBPOWER 14" Portable DVD Player with Rechargeable Battery, Swivel Screen, Supports SD Card and USB, with 1.8M Car Charger and 1.8M Power Adaptor (Black) • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
My Story Social Skills Readers and Guides by Julia Cook - Set 2 • Nasco $86.50 1 $86.50
Talkabout for Children 3: Developing Friendship Skills • Amazon Business $51.95 1 $51.95
Talkabout for Children 2: Developing Social Skills • Amazon Business $51.95 1 $51.95
The Tough Kid Social Skills Book • Amazon Business $39.79 1 $39.79
0-30 Number Line Floor Mat • Nasco $32.95 1 $32.95
Didax Educational Resources CVC Spelling Board Game • Amazon Business $32.40 1 $32.40
The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism • Amazon Business $27.67 1 $27.67
Make a Splashtm 120 Mat • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
I Hate to Write: Tips for Helping Students with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders Increase Achievement, Meet Academic Standards, and Become Happy, Successful Writers • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Key Education Photo Conversation Cards for Children with Autism and Asperger's • Amazon Business $24.52 1 $24.52
Text Based Writing: Nonfiction, Grade 2 • Amazon Business $22.57 1 $22.57
Common Core Practice Writing to Texts Grade 2 (CC Writing) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Jumbo 20-Sided Foam Die • Nasco $9.95 2 $19.90
Just Me and Thinking About You: Social Cognition; Visualized • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
When My Worries Get Too Big! • Amazon Business $18.10 1 $18.10
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $17.13 1 $17.13
The Struggling Writer: Strategies to Help Kids Focus, Build Stamina, and Develop Writing Confidence • Amazon Business $15.24 1 $15.24
Six Minute Social Skills Workbook 1: Conversation Skills for Kids with Autism & Asperger's (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Six Minute Social Skills Workbook 2: Social Detective Skills for Kids with Autism & Asperger's • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Six-Minute Social Skills Workbook 3: Friendship Skills for Kids with Autism & Asperger's • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake: A Kid's Guide to Accepting Imperfection (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Growing Friendships: A Kids' Guide to Making and Keeping Friends • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Writing Lessons To Meet the Common Core: Grade 1: 18 Easy Step-by-Step Lessons With Models and Writing Frames That Guide All Students to Succeed • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
I Hate Everything!: A book about feeling angry (Our Emotions and Behavior) • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
Number Beanbags • Nasco $10.95 1 $10.95
Mindset Matters (Without Limits) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
When I Couldn't Get over It, I Learned to Start Acting Differently: A Story About Managing SADness • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
It Was Just Right Here! (Executive FUNction) • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
Worry Says What? • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Planning Isn't My Priority (Functioning Executive) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Not Yet • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Kids: 60 Fun Activities to Help Children Self-Regulate, Focus, and Succeed • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Of Course It's a Big Deal (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Be Where Your Feet Are! • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Some Kids Have Autism (Understanding Differences) • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88

Materials cost

$996.91

Vendor shipping charges

$31.02

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,072.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$189.33

Total project goal

$1,262.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,262.21

1 Donor

-$1,262.21

Donations toward project cost

-$1,072.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$189.33

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$0.00

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