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Mrs. Mesorana from Stuart FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Go Away Bullies! We Don't Like That!

My students need the book Bullying in Schools, cozy chairs and fun new classroom games to welcome our mainstream peers into our classroom to help us make new friends.

  • $448 goal

This project expired on April 2, 2013.

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My Students

Have you ever had a time when you felt different and like you didn't fit in? Have you ever felt like you could use a little confidence boost? My special needs students sometimes have unusual behaviors that make them appear different from their typical peers which could make them targets for bullies.

My precious students are special needs children in grades K-2.

They have varying exceptionalities including Cerebral Palsy, autism, intellectual disability, language impairment and learning disabilities. My students do not learn optimally through traditional methods. They require hands-on multi-sensory materials. They also require many repetitions of content to achieve mastery. In addition to their learning challenges many of them face socioeconomic challenges as well. The vast majority of students in our school are on free or reduced lunch. Many of them are second language learners. Imagine how challenging it must be for a child to have a disability and to also learn to speak English at the same time! Many of their parents try their best but are unable to help their kids with their school work due to their own challenges and issues. I strive each day to make sure that the time my students spend in school is full of excitement, love and attention. They are excited each day!

My Project

I would like to help my students to avoid becoming victims of bullies or becoming bullies themselves. I would like to enhance our classroom environment and invite mainstream students to spend time in our classroom. When we are out and about in school, the student in a wheelchair or the student with Down Syndrome might invite stares by those who do not understand us. When our guests arrive, the cozy child sized table and chair set will be the perfect place for my student and their new friend to sit and read a book. The community carpet will be inviting for our new friends to sit and play cars with us. The manipulative games..the counting cakes, the frogs on a log and the counting cookie jars will provide countless hours of fun for my students and their guests while the mainstream peers serve as mentors for my students. The CD games will provide the same fun and mentoring and will show that we are just like them. "Bullying In Schools" will be a valuable reference for me and my staff.

For many special needs children, social skills deficits are a major challenge.

They may appear odd to typical peers. They may have trouble with impulse control or anger issues or having empathy for others. They may not be able to relate to the feelings of others. This may make them victims of bullies or may make them show bullying behavior. I want to use these resources to teach my students appropriate social skills. I want to foster understanding and create friendships which will stop bullying.

Mrs. Mesorana
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bullying in Schools • AKJ Books $1.00 1 $1.00
GR931 - Community Play Carpet • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
DT728 - Just-My-Size Furniture Set • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
FF699 - Frogs on a Log Counting Kit • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
ZZ474 - Count-With-Me Talking Cookie Jar • Lakeshore Learning $24.99 1 $24.99
AA161 - Lakeshore Counting Cakes • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
HH955X - Phonemic Awareness Interactive Games - Complete Set - Single License CD-ROMs • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
PP730X - Sort, Match & Compare Vocabulary Games - Complete Set - Single License CD-ROMs • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95

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