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Mrs. O'Connell from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Amazing Art for Exceptional Students

My students need adaptive resources to help them experience art such as mounted table top scissors, universal cuffs, and light table to help with special projects.

  • $401 goal

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My Students

"My love of fine art increased- the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see." J.Paul Getty. Some of my students have not experienced art due to their disability. I would like to increase their love of art and have similar art experiences as their non-disabled peers.

I have the privilege of providing art education to the students at urban elementary specialty school.

Myself, along with my co-teacher, have a mobile "Art-on-the-Cart" program due to the limited space in the building. Many of my students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade have unique needs that require creativity in making art accessible. All of the special education students have Visual Art 4 or 5 times a week.

My Project

My students need adaptive resources to help them experience art such as mounted table top scissors, universal cuffs, and light table to help with special projects. With these adaptive art materials, every student will have an equal opportunity to participate in Visual Art regardless of their level of ability. For example, Severe Profound Handicap (SPH) students will be able to cut paper using a scissors with the mounted table top scissors and the scissor assessment kit. This will useful for the students when making collages and mobiles.

I am requesting funding for adaptive art supplies for our art program to make the curriculum accessible for all student, even those with varied levels of ability.

Materials would include adaptive paintbrushes, grip-ease elastic straps, as well as additional technology-assisted resources.The school has 60% special education population and 40% general education population. Our special education population covers the full continuum from mild learning disabled to severe/profound. Materials would include adaptive paintbrushes, grip-ease elastic straps, as well as additional technology-assisted resources.

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Mrs. O'Connell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 367 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Essential Scissor Kit • Nasco $58.95 1 $58.95
Artograph LightTracer Light Box 10 in. by 12 in • Amazon $42.74 1 $42.74
Learning Resources Letter Construction Activity Set • Amazon $30.12 1 $30.12
American Educational Products P-110 Table Top Scissors, Plastic Base, 45 mm, Round Blade • Amazon $29.75 1 $29.75
Norco Universal Cuff • Amazon $9.61 3 $28.83
Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad Blue • Amazon $19.98 1 $19.98
CanDo Theraputty Exercise Material - 2 Ounce - 6-Piece Set (Tan, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Black) • Amazon $16.04 1 $16.04
Kinetic Sand - Sandbox & Molds Activity Set (Colors Vary) • Amazon $13.68 1 $13.68
Ableware 766900182 Closed-Cell Foam Tubing, Standard Colors • Amazon $13.25 1 $13.25
Abilitations AbiliGrip Adapted Foam Grips- Set of 12 • Amazon $12.46 1 $12.46
Abilitations Egg Ohs! Handwriting Grips - Set of 3 • Amazon $6.41 1 $6.41

Materials cost

$272.21

Vendor shipping charges

$33.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.04

Total project goal

$400.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.25

6 Donors

-$400.25

Donations toward project cost

-$340.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.04

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$0.00

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