Walton Education Foundation

To give autistic students a hands on approach to learning using learning centers and to help students achieve their social/emotional, academic, communication, and independent functioning IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) goals to 80% accuracy over the 2019-2020 school year.

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Hands on Autistic Learning Activities

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School:
Freeport Elementary 
Subject:
Low Performing Students 
Teacher:
MacKenzie Kirkland 
 
Ann Glass 
Students Impacted:
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
September 26, 2019

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St. Joe Community Foundation - $1,482.37

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 7

Thank you so much for supporting my students and myslef by funding this grant. My students have had positive impacts to their social & emotional, comminicaiton, independent functutioning, and curriuclum goals because of these hands on learning activities. My students worked throughout the school year to make gains and meet their individualized educational goals to 80% accuracy. The hands on learning activities gave students the opportunity to work with peers and teachers to meet their goals to 80% accuracy in the comfort of their classroom. Unfourtunately the shcool year did not end in person due to COVID-19 but these learning activities will service many students for years to come in my classroom. Thanks again for your support of speical needs students and our education system in Walton County. 

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Autistic student builds name with Alpha-Bots

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

To give autistic students a hands on approach to learning using learning centers and to help students achieve their social/emotional, academic, communication, and independent functioning IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) goals to 80% accuracy over the 2019-2020 school year.  

 

What will be done with my students

The students will use the hands on learning activities everyday. There are 7 students and 2 teachers in this self-contained classroom that will use these materials each day and many more students that will use these resources in the years to come.
Students will improve fine motor skills and social/emotional skills while interacting with peers and adults using the learning center activities. The students can work independently or in small groups to complete sensory activities and improve academic skills.
The teachers will be responsible for guiding students to use the materials correctly and also collect data on how well they are mastering their IEP goals.  

 

Benefits to my students

Students in my class are mostly autistic and benefit from hands on learning activities where they can learn through their senses and develop fine motor skills. They will also engage in peer interactions while doing the hands on learning centers which will improve social/emotional and communication skills. These hands on learning activities will help students sharpen academic skills and gain confidence. Students are projected to improve in social/emotional, communication, independent functioning, and academic skills while working to master their IEP goals in these specific areas. Students will work to meet their IEP goals to 80% accuracy over the course of the 2019-2020 school year.  

 

Budget Narrative

All of these hands on learning activities can be purchased on the Lakeshore Learning website.
https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/
Magnetic Letter Builders - Starter Set, Alpha-Bots, Early Language Activity Boxes - Complete Set, Lakeshore Storytelling Kits - Set 1, Touch & Learn Picture Card Library, Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center, Match & Sort Language Quickies - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set, Touch & Read Phonics Word Match - Complete Set, Magnetic Language Rods - Complete Set, Phonemic Awareness Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set, Grab & Play Math Games - Gr. 1-2 - Complete Set, Early Math Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set, Power Pen!® Math Quiz Cards - Complete Set, Draw & Create Sequin Board, Squish & Squeeze Sensory Beads, Translucent Sensory Rings, Silly Shapes Sensory Mats, Hoberman Sphere, Theraputty, Sensory Marble Mazes, Play & Learn Sensory Tubes
 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Magnetic Letter Builders - Starter Set $49.99
2 Alpha-Bots $29.99
3 Early Language Activity Boxes - Complete Set $49.99
4 Lakeshore Storytelling Kits - Set 1 $169.00
5 Touch & Learn Picture Card Library $39.99
6 Creating Sight-Word Sentences Center $39.99
7 Match & Sort Language Quickies - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set $99.50
8 Touch & Read Phonics Word Match - Complete Set $85.00
9 Magnetic Language Rods - Complete Set $85.00
10 Phonemic Awareness Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set $169.00
11 Grab & Play Math Games - Gr. 1-2 - Complete Set $115.00
12 Early Math Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set $229.00
13 Power Pen!® Math Quiz Cards - Complete Set $75.00
14 Draw & Create Sequin Board $17.99
15 Squish & Squeeze Sensory Beads $19.99
16 Translucent Sensory Rings $49.99
17 Silly Shapes Sensory Mats $59.99
18 Hoberman Sphere $14.99
19 Theraputty $27.99
20 Sensory Marble Mazes $24.99
21 Play & Learn Sensory Tubes $29.99
  Total: $1,482.37

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