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Mrs. Barrett from Hallsville TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Learning and Tools for Students with Disabilities!

Help me give my students hands-on learning and tools to make classroom materials. Pete the Cat books and the Pete the Cat stuffed animal are of high interest and on my students wish list!

  • $440 goal

This project expired on December 4, 2019.

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My Students

My students have multiple and severe disabilities that affect their life in many ways. Diagnosis ranges from Intellectual Disabilities to Autism, Down Syndrome, Speech Impairment, Visual Impairment, and Deafness or Auditory Impairment. Some also have Medical conditions that also offer challenges. Often they experience many combined conditions that affect gross motor, fine motor, speech, sensory processing, and social skills along with others.

Providing and making materials for them to learn in ways that are meaningful to them is challenging and requires items that aren't on a back-tp-school supply list.

My greatest challenge is providing meaningful, hands-on, multi-sensory learning opportunities that target all areas of my students' lives. My classroom team and I love making classroom learning that builds academic knowledge as well as develops skills that connect such a unique population of students to the Real-World and lifelong skills!

My Project

One of the challenges of teaching children with multiple and severe disabilities is creating hands-on learning materials from the curriculum. Tools like a specialized laminator that can produce file folder games and larger than typical classroom materials and an electric pencil sharpener are highly needed.

Our students are highly interested in Pete the Cat and have asked for books and a Pete the Cat stuffed doll for Literacy Circle.

Another challenge is to make learning tasks reach multiple goals at the same time such as literacy and STEM with Fine Motor. Building high interest robots and cars can engage students in using many areas at once.

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

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Thermal Laminating Pouches 11.5x17.5-100 Sheets 3.5Mil for Sealed 11x17 Inches Document Uinkit • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
AmazonBasics 13 inch Wide Thermal Laminator Machine • Amazon Business $36.33 1 $36.33
Magnetic Tabletop Desktop Easel &Whiteboard with Bonus 8X Dry Erase Markers. Double Sided and Self-Standing (13” X 12”) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.26 1 $27.26
Artlicious Canvas Panels 12 Pack - 8 inch x 10 inch Super Value Pack - Artist Canvas Boards for Painting • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Maosifang 10 Pieces Assorted Colored Paint Brushes Set in 10 Colors and 8 Pieces Spill Proof Paint Cups • Amazon Business $11.98 2 $23.96
PaperPro inPRESS 40 Reduced Effort 3-Hole Punch, 40 Sheets, Silver (2240) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
JOYIN Take Apart Toy Racing Car Construction Toys Build Your Own Race Car Set with Light and Sound Real Working Drill and Screws Over 50 Pieces Construction Vehicle Car Toy • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
MerryMakers Pete the Cat Plush Doll, 14.5-Inch • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
2D&3D Building Puzzle with Drill Screws Tools Toys, Animals Construction Puzzles Blocks STEM Kit, DIY Drill & Build, Best Gifts for Kids Ages 3-5 Year Olds • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Educational Insights Design & Drill SparkleBot • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Pete the Cat's Giant Groovy Book: 9 Books in One (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
Educational Insights Design & Drill Robot • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Pete the Cat Storybook Collection: 7 Groovy Stories! • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38

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