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Mrs. Yates from De Soto IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Needs for the REACH Room

Help me give my students basic classroom materials to make the rest of the school year go smoothly!

  • $240 goal

This project expired on May 3, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a full-time teacher in the REACH program, which is a self-contained special education program that currently has six students. The REACH program is an intensive, specialized program that is focused on increasing student learning, engagement and behavior using a multi-sensory, multi-faceted approach. The focus of the classroom is reading and mathematics along with social skills and self-advocacy.

My position is unique and I am very fortunate because I have been teaching the same group of students for three years now.

This allows me to know and understand my students' needs very well. I am able to see their academic, behavior and social gains and they have made so much progress! I have taken a group of multi-age, multi-grade students and fostered a classroom culture that encourages acceptance, fosters independence, develops friendships and creates a love for learning.

My students love to learn with hands-on approaches, using manipulatives to demonstrate understanding.

My Project

Our classroom could use new materials to end the school year. We need a replenishment of basic supplies like cardstock paper, scissors, candy, magnets, etc.

Our classroom has a limited budget for the supplies we need to succeed.

The laminating pouches will be used to create materials for centers that will be used over and over again. The scissors are for left-handed and right-handed students. Half of my class is left-handed and we don’t have proper scissors for them. The candies will be used as incentives in the class store. The magnetic hooks will hold our anchor charts for learning.

Mrs. Yates
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HOOKS SUPER STRONG MAGNETIC • School Specialty $14.90 2 $29.80
PAPER HANDWRITING MAGNETIC 22X28 IN • School Specialty $26.55 1 $26.55
CANDY M&MS VARIETY 33.08OZ - MRSSN51793 - PACK OF 60 • School Specialty $26.48 1 $26.48
LAMINATING POUCH 9X11.5 IN 3 MIL PK OF 100 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $17.03 1 $17.03
PAPER CARDSTOCK 8.5X11 BRIGHT WHITE 65 LB 250 SHEETS • School Specialty $15.40 1 $15.40
NAME PLATES MAGNETIC DRY ERASE 6X2 IN PACK OF 20 • School Specialty $15.19 1 $15.19
SKITTLES ORIGINAL 41OZ MRS22701 • School Specialty $11.71 1 $11.71
SCISSORS STAINLESS STEEL 7 IN SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $4.32 1 $4.32
SCISSORS STUDENT 7 IN POINTED SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.90 1 $2.90
SCISSORS - 7 INCH - STRAIGHT EDGE - KIDS - BE - EACH • School Specialty $1.77 1 $1.77

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