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Mrs. h.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

A Special Place Part 2.

The cost of carpets and pillows from Kaplan Early Learning Company and is $1038, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

A special place, the library environment that regardless of disability or age the student would be able to select a book that would give them joy. A library for a special need student can be a place of dread and pain. My student Marco told me, "I can enjoy reading a scary chapter book if it comes with a tape." My goal is to create a special environment that regardless of disability or age the student would be able to select and enjoy a book that would meet their needs. The school is located in a low income area with minority families who don't speak English. Our class consist of special need students with different learning styles from kindergarten thru the fifth grade. The class is a self-contain group of students aging from 6-11 years old. The age differences make it so that the classroom environment needs to provide a variety of selections of books to reflect their interest. This is challenging even for someone who has been teaching for many years. Keeping up with the new and exciting titles and trends are costly to my under-paid pocketbook. Well, let me not go there. The younger groups in our class would prefer to read a Dr. Seuss books, the middle group would prefer a fantasy story, and the older group would prefer real-stories that they could relate too. Most importantly the library also needs to meet their style of learning. Students who struggle with dyslexia would need a book on tape to enjoy. A student who struggles with auditory processing deficits might enjoy reading a book on the computer. This is what makes having a library/class challenging and very rewarding. The materials needed to achive this goal of creating a classroom library for 11-14 students would consist of the following: pillows, and an area rug.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carpets For Kids Alphasets Rug 8' 4" by 11' 8" • $429.95 1 $429.95
Cuddle Up Pillows (set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $197.76 1 $197.76
Soft Pillows (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $111.76 1 $111.76

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