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Mrs. Lake from Independence MO is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Maintenance

My students need basic materials such as laminating pouches, markers, and pencil boxes that help us daily in our classroom!

  • $158 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My classroom is a self-contained special education classroom that serves students with cognitive disabilities.

Their abilities are wide in variety and are the focus of our classroom!

My students need differentiated instruction in order to learn adaptive, behavioral, and academic skills. Their disabilities range from Down syndrome to autism, Intellectual disability, and others.

Despite what their diagnosis is, my students are capable of learning and growing! It is my job to identify their learning style, be creative, and make learning fun.

My Project

At the end of the year, materials always seem to be running low in classrooms! Fostering independence is a huge goal in our classroom. We use individualized visual schedules daily with students. These schedules require lamination and velcro so students can use them throughout the year. We use laminated paper with student names, address, phone numbers and other valuable information for students to learn. Students trace the information by using dry erase markers. We use task boxes daily in our classroom. This is a pencil box with matching, sorting, labeling tasks that students can do independently. Creating task boxes requires pencil boxes, lamination, velcro, and markers for labeling the boxes. We have multiple shelves in our classroom for storage. Little ones are always curious as to what is on the shelves so we use sheets to cover up the materials while students are not using them.

My students' learning is the top priority in our classroom.

If we have basic materials, then helping them succeed and learn can be the focus of my energy.

Mrs. Lake
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everglow 2980-22 100 Clear White Wire Light Set • Amazon Business $8.59 3 $25.77
Sterilite 17224812 Small Pencil Box, Splash Tint, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $23.82 1 $23.82
Twin Size Flat Sheet 1800 Thread Count Double Brushed Microfiber Top Sheet Only - Soft, Hypoallergenic, Wrinkle, Fade, and Stain Resistant (Twin, Black) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $6.33 2 $12.66
Sharpie 30001 Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52

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