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Mrs. Strand from Bradenton FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Supplies for Special Needs Students

Help me give my students basic supplies to organize and keep track of their schoolwork.

  • $158 goal

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My Students

I work with an amazing group of middle school students that are excited about learning! They are in a variety of special education programs and have individualized education plans (IEPs). Many are English language learners (ELL) and a large percentage come from impoverished homes. Students frequently do not come to school with the necessary basic school supplies to function within a classroom and often do not have access to technology outside of school.

As a special education teacher, I work with a team of dedicated teachers whose goal is to provide all students with the instruction and materials they need to make maximum learning gains.

This involves making accommodations to the curriculum so all students have equal access to learn.

My Project

These supplies will help my special needs students keep their schoolwork organized! My students need extensive work on organization. They often work hard to complete an assignment, only to lost track of where it is.

Students with special needs benefit from additional support with organization and treatment of class materials.

Many teachers use class sets of printed material for tests and question/answer practice. I try as much as possible to make students with special needs their own copy, however this is not always possible. Because many have issues maintaining focus and listening to directions, they frequently end up writing on the class set of printed material. By placing the material in plastic sleeves, students are easily reminded that this paper is not to write on. This saves frustration on the teacher's part and embarrassment on the student's part. File folders will help them organize and separate their schoolwork so there is less chance of losing important papers. Tape is essential for my students with fine motor deficits. Papers can be accidentally ripped or poorly torn out of workbooks. The tape allows these papers to be saved!

Thank you for helping my students on their path to success and independence!

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

This project will reach 142 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Clear, 200/Box (34846) • Staples Advantage $29.69 1 $29.69
TRU RED File Folder, 1/3 Cut Tab, Letter Size, Manila, 250/Box (TR56673) • Staples Advantage $22.49 1 $22.49
TRU RED File Folder, 1/3 Cut, Letter Size, Green, 100/Box (TR224543) • Staples Advantage $22.49 1 $22.49
Staples Book Rings, Silver, 100/Pack (44416) • Staples Advantage $15.79 1 $15.79
Staples Invisible Tape, 3/4" x 1,296", 6/Pack (52380P6) • Staples Advantage $11.49 1 $11.49

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