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Mrs. Fleming from La Mesa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flying Through Fastening Shoes

Help me give my students no tie shoelaces for small, medium and large shoe sizes.

  • $260 goal

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My Students

Currently, there are 9 students in my classroom, all with various special needs, all with similar wants and desires. These students are diagnosed with severe intellectual and physical disabilities and we refer to ourselves as the Super Scotties.

Our school has an incredibly positive atmosphere and the Super Scotties are supported, included, and loved by their non-disabled peers.

The Super Scotties have many peer buddies who volunteer during school to accompany and mentor them throughout the day. These typical developing peers serve not only as functional academic tutors for our special population, but also provide positive role modeling for appropriate social behavior. Our student body is filled with supportive, compassionate and hard working students who help each other reach their goals. Most students at our school come from disadvantaged backgrounds, but they do not let that stop them from doing their very best in everything that they do in life.

My Project

All of the students in my classroom have difficulty tying their shoelaces independently. This is an issue that has gone on for years, but there is now a simple way for all of my students to put their shoes on independently: no-tie shoelaces!

With a pair of no-tie shoelaces for every student, my class will be able to function much more independently in terms of dressing.

These no-tie laces will make it possible for each student to take off and put back on their shoes without having to wait for someone to help them. It will also help to reduce frustration when student's shoes become untied and they can't figure out how to tie them again.

Mrs. Fleming
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
INMAKER No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults, ElasticShoelaces for Sneakers, Silicone Flat Tieless Running Shoe Laces • Amazon Business $6.92 5 $34.60
HICKIES 2.0 Performance One-Size Fits All No Tie Elastic Laces - Charcoal (14 HICKIES Shoelaces, Works in all shoes) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
INMAKER No Tie Shoelaces for Adults, Elastic Shoe Laces for Sneakers Gray • Amazon Business $8.26 3 $24.78
INMAKER No Tie Shoelaces for Adults, Elastic Shoe Laces for Sneakers, Gray • Amazon Business $7.31 3 $21.93
INMAKER No Tie Shoelaces for Adults, Elastic Shoe Laces for Sneakers, White • Amazon Business $7.31 3 $21.93
HICKIES Kids No-Tie Elastic Shoelaces - White (Pack Of 10 HICKIES Laces, Works In All Sneakers) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
INMAKER No Tie Shoelaces for Kids, Elastic Shoe Laces for Sneakers, Gray • Amazon Business $6.36 3 $19.08

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