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Ms. Cartee from Easley SC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Learning Style Classroom Supplies

My students need putty, pipe cleaners, and other craft supplies to create visualizations of the parts of speech and to communicate the main ideas of non-fiction readings. Headphones and bouncy bands to eliminate distractions for students.

  • $230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are mostly low-income students from Easley, South Carolina. I teach a combination of students with special needs, ESOL students (English for Speakers of Other Languages), students living in poverty, and a few (not the majority) students from middle-income backgrounds. Around 80% of my students receive free and/or reduced lunch at school, but they are avid learners with a desire to know what the world can be like outside of where they are from. When I asked them how many of them want to move or travel outside of South Carolina and/or the United States when they grow up, the majority raised their hands. They deserve every opportunity to make their dreams a possibility!

My Project

I have students with several diverse learning needs. Recently, I attended a professional development that included information about different sensory styles, and how little attention we give in education to kinesthetic (motion-oriented) and tactile (touching and manipulating things) learners.

Bouncy bands for desks help very active children release energy and concentrate while working at a desk, and headphones help keep out noise for children who need quiet to work while other students discuss their ideas.

They can also help auditory learners by allowing them to listen to reading passages on computers or to have background music while other students need quiet.

Craft sticks, putty, twine, colored pencils, paper clips, mailing labels, and pipe cleaners will be used to craft individual and group tactile representations of the parts of speech, vocabulary words, and the main ideas of non-fiction reading passages, and colored pencils will serve the visualization needs of my visual learners.

Furthermore, the buzzer set will facilitate interactive competitive review games, which often engage students who are not usually as engaged in class activities.

And last, but not least, it's flu and cold season, folks, and while I've asked students for additional donations of facial tissue, we have officially run out for the school year at this point, and students miss less instructional time if they do not have to run to the restroom just to blow noses!

Ms. Cartee
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Blue) • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90
AmazonBasics Flat Box Facial Tissues, 2-Ply, White, 30 Boxes • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Besom i36 Teens Headphones with Microphone Stereo Lightweight Adjustable Foldable Headset for Cellphones Smartphones Laptop Computer Desktop PC Mp3/4(Green Purple) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Besom i36 Kids Headphones, Lightweight & Foldable On Ear Earphones, For Work, Travel, Sport, Running, 3.5mm Nylon braided wire for Wired Use Great for Teens/Adults/Couples Headphones(Blue Green) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bouncing Neon Putty (1 dz) • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Learning Resources Recordable Answer Buzzers Set of 4 • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Edukit Jumbo Pack Of 360 Pipe Cleaners/Chenille Stems 12 inch x 6 mm - 14 Colors - Inc. Fluorescent Colours • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Crayola Colored Pencils, 50 Count Set, Pre-sharpened • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Darice BT107 2-Ply Bakers Cotton Twine, 410-Feet, Red/White • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
Cra-Z-art Colored Pencils, 72 Count (10402) • Amazon Business $4.47 1 $4.47
Avery Address Ink Jet Labels, 1 x 2-5/8 Inches, White, 30 Up, 10 Sheets (18160) • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44
Acco Recycled #1 Paper Clips, 100 Count (A7072365A) • Amazon Business $4.13 1 $4.13
Simply Art Wood Mini Craft Sticks 150 ct. • Amazon Business $3.66 1 $3.66

Materials cost

$151.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$194.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.40

Total project goal

$229.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$229.35

6 Donors

-$166.45

Donations toward project cost

-$143.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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