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Ms. Pryor from Pinole CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Severely Handicapped Students Learn to Read!

The cost of a laminating machine, a color inkjet printer, a twin pack of tricolor ink cartridges, and a pack of 50 clear laminating pouches, is $587, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $575 goal

This project expired on July 20, 2006.

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As a special education teacher for severely handicapped students, I am constantly looking for creative ways to help build functional skills for living. The students in my classroom have a wide range of disabilities which impact their communication, motor skills, academic development, and social/emotional skills. Early academics, such as letter/number identification and tracing lines or shapes can take years to develop. Often, the first "reading" begins with pictures and develops into sight words that are found throughout the community and world. Interactive books that use very limited, functional sight words and pictures with velcro and picture cards can be the key to success with these students. Some of these books are commercially available through special education resource catalogs, and they include topics that are common for most students. It is, however, most effective to have books that are teacher-created for the specific needs of each child. With the limited resources available in a large urban school district, I am not able to offer my students these highly engaging and individualized reading materials. With the help of a printer and small laminator, individualized books can be made easily to meet the needs of each student.

Ms. Pryor
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Deskjet 6840 Color Inkjet Printer • Office Depot Inc. $198.69 1 $198.69
Wilson Jones(R) LV250HS Laminating Machine • Office Depot Inc. $129.89 1 $129.89
HP Model C9349BN No 97 Tricolor Twin Pack Ink Cartridges • Office Depot Inc. $56.69 1 $56.69
Office Depot(R) Clear Laminating Pouches, Letter Size, 3 Mil, 9quot x 11 1/2quot, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $11.87 1 $11.87

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