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Ms. Olin from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Adaptive Materials For Diverse Learners

Help me give my students the ability to use the boogie boards to work on right and the other materials to help me diverse learners become active learners.

  • $544 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district in Chicago , my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. My students are diverse learners who have communication and learning disorders. They are lovable, energetic kids who need new technology to allow them the opportunity to communicate and learn. Some have autism, some have receptive and/or expressive language deficits, and some have articulation disorders that make them hard to understand. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students thrive on using hands on materials that stimulate their learning.

The ability to use their hands and manipulate objects helps keep their minds focused on the task at hand.

My Project

Learning is always fun when your materials are hands on and engaging. These materials will give my students the opportunity to use materials that they wouldn't normally get to use in a general education classroom.

Diverse learners are students who learn best when they can move, use their body and manipulate objects.

All of these materials will help my students learn while they are doing small group lessons with me or working independently. The boogie boards will be a fun and creative way to engage my students in learning how to write letters, numbers and sight words. Pencil weights, palm weights and adaptive scissors will help my students with writing and cutting while doing work. Timers will help my students stay on track during work and will give them the visual they need to help them transition from one activity to another. Fidget toys will give my students the ability to use an object while sitting during a group lesson and concentrate on the task at hand. Chew pedants will allow my students to release that fixation of chewing on their clothing without ruining their clothes.

My students need the ability to use adaptive materials in the classroom to begin learning about literacy and mathematics concepts while in school. These materials will provide a vehicle through which this can happen. With help from you, my students will use these items daily to help strengthen skills they need to be successful learners.

Ms. Olin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DISC O SIT JUNIOR • School Specialty $28.39 2 $56.78
BOOGIE BOARD JOT 8.5 GRAY • School Specialty $25.55 2 $51.10
WEIGHT HAND CANDO RIGHT 1/4LB • School Specialty $16.11 2 $32.22
LARGE SAND TIMERS - 5 MINUTES • School Specialty $13.98 2 $27.96
LARGE SAND TIMERS - 3 MINUTES • School Specialty $13.98 2 $27.96
PENCILS BIG WEIGHTED PENCIL SET OF 15 • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
ACCESSORY WRITING EGG OHS SET OF 3 • School Specialty $8.51 2 $17.02
PAPER TRACING HI-WRITE UPPER CASE ALPHABET • School Specialty $15.12 1 $15.12
PAPER TRACING HI-WRITE LOWER CASE ALPHABET • School Specialty $15.12 1 $15.12
ARTIC SQUEEZE SET OF 3 • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
SCISSOR GUIDE - CUT N CRUISE CAR PACK OF 3 • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
FIDGET FINGER SQUASH IT SET OF 6 • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
COLOR MIX • School Specialty $6.60 2 $13.20
LIGHT UP MOLECULE BALL • School Specialty $5.67 2 $11.34
LIGHT UP DNA BALL • School Specialty $5.67 2 $11.34
SCISSORS MAPED SPRING-ASSISTED 5 INCH BLUNT • School Specialty $1.98 2 $3.96

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