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Ms. Almeida from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies for Special Kids

Help me give my students basic supplies needed for the 2019-2020 school year

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Special needs students from a low-income neighborhood in the South Bronx, New York receive therapy services in the local public school. We serve students in Pre-K through 5th grade.

My students have impairments with balance, motor coordination, muscle weakness, and delays in visual perceptual skills to name a few.

Our students with various diagnoses including autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and apraxia, require occupational, physical, and speech therapy services to help them access the school environment and curriculum to their fullest potential.

My Project

We would like to use some of the supplies such as scissors (for lefties and righties!), glue, paper, hole punches, washi tape, wiki sticks, and paint sticks for therapeutic activities including fine motor crafting projects.

Other supplies such as the supply organizers, binders, labels, clips, and folders would help keep the room organized and reinforce executive functioning skills being taught to the students such as retrieving and returning items to their proper location, placing work in respective folders, and so on.

Lastly, tissues, paper towels, disinfecting wipes, and whiteboard cleaner would keep the room clean for an optimal learning environment.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Poly File Folders, 3-Tab, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 6/Pack (10847) • Staples Advantage $7.49 4 $29.96
Maped Spring Assisted Kids Scissors, 5" Blunt, Pack of 12 (MAP379248BN) • Staples Advantage $29.89 1 $29.89
Staples Multiuse 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 94 Brightness, 500/Ream, 5 Reams/Carton (51928) • Staples Advantage $27.49 1 $27.49
Staples All-in-One Wire Mesh Desk Organizer, Black (29491) • Staples Advantage $25.45 1 $25.45
Classroom Keepers Paper File Organizer, White (001310) • Staples Advantage $22.79 1 $22.79
Kleenex Standard Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 125 Sheets/Box, 12 Boxes/Pack (03076) • Staples Advantage $21.49 1 $21.49
Wikki Stix Waxed Yarn Sticks, Neon (WKX804) • Staples Advantage $20.49 1 $20.49
Avery Flexi-View 1" 3-Ring View Binder, Navy Blue (17685) • Staples Advantage $3.06 4 $12.24
Magnetic Create-a-Space Storage Bins • Staples Advantage $11.49 1 $11.49
Avery Laser/Inkjet Round Print-and-Write Color-Coding Labels, Assorted Colors, 1008/Pack (13958/5472) • Staples Advantage $9.19 1 $9.19
Cyberpower Essential 6 Outlets Surge Protector, 4' Cord, (TL3511) • Staples Advantage $8.95 1 $8.95
Expo White Board Care Eraser, Blue (8473KF) • Staples Advantage $8.39 1 $8.39
Sharpie Paint Marker, Wide Point, White • Staples Advantage $8.20 1 $8.20
Staples Magnetic Clips, Medium, 3/Pack (10596) • Staples Advantage $7.79 1 $7.79
Fiskars Softgrip Left-handed Pointed-tip Kids Scissors, 5" Overall L, Pointed, Left • Staples Advantage $3.80 2 $7.60
Staples 1-Hole Punch, 5 Sheet Capacity, Silver (10573-CC) • Staples Advantage $2.49 3 $7.47
ScotchBlue ORIGINAL Painter's Tape, 0.70" x 60 yds. (2090-18E-G) • Staples Advantage $3.49 2 $6.98
Staples Disinfecting Wipes, Value Pack, 35 Wipes Canister, 3 Canisters/Pk (50714) • Staples Advantage $6.29 1 $6.29
The Pencil Grip Kwik Stix Tempera Paint Neon Sticks, 6/Each, Neon Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, Blue • Staples Advantage $5.99 1 $5.99
Elmer's School Glue, 4 Oz. (E304) • Staples Advantage $1.19 5 $5.95
Expo Whiteboard Care Cleaner, Blue (1752229) • Staples Advantage $5.94 1 $5.94
Brighton Professional Kitchen Roll Paper Towels, 2-Ply, 85 Sheets/Roll (21810) • Staples Advantage $1.79 3 $5.37
Avery Laser/Inkjet Permanent Print-or-Write File Folder Labels, White, 252/Pack (13923/5202) • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Scotch Expressions Washi Tape, 0.59" x 10.91 yds., Quatrefoil Sunset (C314-P19) • Staples Advantage $4.69 1 $4.69

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