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Mrs. Modrow from Chattanooga TN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Don't Like Being LEFT Out!

Help me give my students left handed writing materials such as triangle shaped crayons, colored pencils and pencils and scissors so they don't feel left out in a right handed world.

  • $172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a self-contained special education classroom where students have a diverse range of abilities and disabilities. All of my students are identified with Autism or a developmental disability, but that does not prevent them from doing their best. I am fortunate enough to have great parental support from my students' families.

We are a Leader In Me School where everyone can be a leader.

Everyone has genius, and we develop the whole child by building relationships and empowering students.

My students are in grades kindergarten through second and spend many years with me, so I really get to know what they need to perform their best learning. We also partner with other classes in our school for inclusion. We use a modified curriculum that teaches grade-level content at their level of understanding.

My Project

Research says 1/10th of the world is left handed. In my classroom, 1/3rd of my students are left handed and so is their teacher! Unfortunately I had to struggle in a right handed world, and I adapted and learned how to do many things with both hands (like cutting)

Today there are so many tools out there now, that my students don't have to struggle or feel left out (pun totally intended).

This project will help my students reduce their frustrations and feel included with their peers by having left handed scissors to cut with. Triangle shaped crayons, colored pencils and pencils will help my students hold the writing utensils in the right way helping it get enough pressure and glide across their paper smoothly. The pencil grips will change round pencils into triangular pencils or show them where to put their fingers and help them learn to hold the pencils the write way. The 3 ring binders are a teacher hack to create a slant board. By slanting their paper it helps with paper positioning and proper posture including the wrist and shoulder so a student does not get tired as easily.

All of these things will help my left handed (and the other right handed ones as well) be better writers with more legible writing. They will be able to take these tools into their inclusion classrooms as well so they can fully participate with their typically developing peers.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 6 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BINDER VIEW 3'' WHITE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $3.53 6 $21.18
TRIANGLE CRAYON SCHOOL SMART SET OF 16 • School Specialty $2.26 6 $13.56
American Educational Products PETA Blunt Tip 6 1/2" Left-Handed Dual Control Training Scissor, Green • $11.81 1 $11.81
American Educational Products PETA Blunt Tip 7.28" Left-Handed Standard Easi-Grip Scissor, Green • $11.47 1 $11.47
PENCILS WATERCOLOR TRIANGULAR MAPED SET OF 12 • School Specialty $2.83 4 $11.32
ACCESSORY PENCIL GROTTO GRIP PACK OF 3 • School Specialty $4.75 2 $9.50
GRIP PENCIL TRIANGLE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $4.25 2 $8.50

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