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Mrs. Z. from Lawndale CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping Special Needs Students Reach Their Reading Potential

My students need flexible seating for their reading centers and reading intervention tools to help bridge the gap in their reading levels.

  • $601 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Whenever I'm observed, my administrators give me compliments about my classroom management skills, but I am always reluctant to accept them. Why may you ask? Well, it is because my kiddos are absolutely amazing! These pre-teens are not your typical kiddos. They would practically manage themselves if I was unavailable. Many of them have actually done this before, with substitute teachers.

Many observers find it hard to believe my students are students with special needs because they are constantly breaking barriers and going beyond what society has deemed them capable of in years past.

We were provided with the amazing opportunity of selecting students from our science classes to attend a Northrop Grumman event called, "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day." At this event, I was able to bring four of my female students and wow, did they deserve it! There were many competitive interactions and each of my students was in a group that won either first or second place. While many may say, that doesn't mean they contributed, let me head that off by informing you these wonderful young ladies were leaders in their groups - with processing difficulties.

My Project

With your support, my students and their BRILLIANT brains will be able to reach levels many deem unattainable. The Teach & Store Chart Stand will help me roll out a portable whiteboard with reading materials under it so that I easily set up my reading centers. This will allow me access to teach students using a whiteboard nearby the small group for easier visibility for my student with visual difficulties.

The high-interest intervention reading folders will allow me to create an independent reading group so that groups are smaller and more focused on each student's level.

To allow for a more comfortable library area for the "Read with Self" group, I added on the bean bag chairs.

As you know, we have to buy a lot of our supplies, included tissue for runny noses and sanitizer for cleaning their hands after blowing their noses. These purchases will help my class start of the year more easily. They play-doh kit, it to help students with sensory needs focus more during direct instruction lesson.

Mrs. Z.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA343 - Teach & Store Chart Stand • Lakeshore Learning Materials $189.00 1 $189.00
LC465X - High-Interest Intervention Reading Folders - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
Big Joe Bean Bag, 98-Inch, Flaming Red • Amazon Business $37.49 2 $74.98
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
DD933 - Literature Magnetic Teaching Charts • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PURELL Naturals Advanced Hand Sanitizer - Hand Sanitizer Gel with Essential Oils, 12 fl oz Pump Bottle (Pack of 2) - 9629-06-EC • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, Cube Box, 50 Tissues per Cube Box, 4 Packs • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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