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Ms. Macek from Ishpeming MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gaining New Skills

My students need some new materials such as books and lapboards to continue to have a great school year!

  • $167 goal

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My Students

Welcome to our new classroom!

I want my students to know that I believe in them and that they can do anything.

Despite the many challenges they face, my students are hardworking and a special part of ARES. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. Our class has students with a range of disabilities, including emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder, and specific learning disabilities. By creating a safe space that meets the needs of all of my students, I am hopeful to inspire and support even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

These materials are essential to have in our classroom. My students have made such progress this school year, and these materials will continue to help them learn and grown. The headphones will help my students listen to books on their own, and use the computer, helping them gain some independence. The dice, tweezers and craft supplies will allow us to play some new math and social skills games that will also help the students grow and learn new skills in a fun way with an adult or their peers.

Independence is key for all of my students and I want to give them all of the resources necessary to achieve this skill.

The other items I am asking for items are to build our classroom library and give us more tools to differentiate assignments to best fit the needs of the students. We can use the whiteboards to work together, or break a problem down. It also allows the students to make mistakes and fix it easily without a hassle.

Ms. Macek
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Can Read Books Grades 1-3 (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.11 1 $33.11
Dry Erase Lapboards | 9 x 12 inch Large Whiteboard | Pack of 12 White Board Set | Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom | Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Snug Plug n Play Kids Headphones for Children DJ Style (Green) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Snug Plug n Play Kids Headphones for Children DJ Style (Turquoise) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Snug Plug n Play Kids Headphones for Children DJ Style (Red) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Caydo 1200 Pieces 1cm Assorted Pom Poms for DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Set of 10 Six Sided D6 16mm Standard Dice White with Multi-Color Pips • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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