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Mrs. Broaddus from Joplin MO is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Success With Special Needs

My students need 18 various modified instruction items such as literacy aids and social skills games to meet their educational needs.

  • $449 goal

This project expired on January 23, 2012.

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My Students

Growing up, do you remember the kids who were 'different'? I do. I remember helping the boy next to me with his math and hating when the other kids teased him for his differences. I'm still helping kids, and with your help I can teach my students the skills they will need to succeed in life.

My students attend an elementary school in the midwest.

All of my students spend most of their time in the regular education classroom. They visit me in the resource room to get extra instruction in the areas in which they need it. Some of my students exhibit challenging behaviors although they have come a long way. They greatly benefit from social skills class in which we practice conversations, sharing, taking turns and relaxation skills.

My Project

My students have a variety of needs. Likewise my requests are very varied. A handful of my students have difficulty putting sentences together. I have requested many instructional tools such as workbooks, sentence puzzles and games to help with this need. I have also requested items that will help with their hand writing such as pencil grips and timers for staying on task. The games that I have requested will be used in social skills class. Many of them are specifically designed to promote social awareness, communication and anger management.

I would greatly appreciate any donations that you could make to this project.

My students have been through a lot during the past few months. I feel that the least I can do is to help them feel and be successful. My students need that extra push to be on a level playing field with their peers. With your help, we can be that extra push they need. Thank you so much!

Mrs. Broaddus
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 9 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mark My Time • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.70 2 $15.40
Grotto Grip - 12 Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.88 1 $18.88
Learn to Letter • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.26 3 $12.78
The Pencil Griptm set of 3 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.73 1 $4.73
Beginning Sentences • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.01 2 $12.02
Moon Sandtm Starter Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $38.66 1 $38.66
Moon Sandtm 5 lb. - White • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
Helping Chidren Deal with Conflict • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.28 1 $10.28
Social Skills Board Games • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.62 1 $26.62
Big Box of Sentence Building • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46
Instant Sentence Tiles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46
Easy Sentence Writing • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.01 2 $12.02
Writer's Block • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.58 1 $14.58
Time Tracker(r) Mini • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.16 1 $17.16
Perfection • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.90 1 $24.90
Pictionary Jr • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46
What's In Ned's Head? • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.06 1 $30.06
Blunderstm Board Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.46 1 $21.46

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