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Ms. Ortiz from Yonkers NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Matter...Read All About Me!

My students need to explore self-identity as any youngster but these "extra posters" allow them to highlight themselves as "relevant" and utilize their creativity! Although specified for grades 3-6, many of our youngsters have conglomerate delays.

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am honored as a school psychologist to provide conglomerate, counseling services to a diversified population of children in special education who come largely from poor socioeconomic backgrounds and a myriad of adverse childhood experiences, including various trauma. With humility, it is my desire to create corrective experiences and relationships for these students and often their families or homes with the greater world beyond the special act district they currently attend for schooling. It is my goal to be creative in the ways that psychological services help these children to organize and further develop psychologically, emotionally and cognitively as individuals in a connected and conscientious way as members of society.

Although I am passionate about the work we do with the students and families we service it is often circumvented by fiscal limitations of our district from one year to the next.

In addition, as a district of high staff turnover, it is important to allow students to see and come to experience a connection with individuals and corporations beyond the district who also "care" for what happens "to" them and "for" them. Connection and corrective experiences in a "greater sense", is my goal in working with these students.

My Project

For so many of my students, they have felt alone in their struggles or abandoned by caregivers and often thrown away by systems after systems in their young lives. I have worked in communities with children of adverse life experiences and now I work with children who are in a highly specialized setting sometimes seemingly disconnected from "community, family, a sense of belonging". In this specialized school system for my students of extraordinary circumstances, hardships and deficits, I want to create connection and belonging in the world. As it relates to "Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs", a basic theory of human motivation, there are needs ranging from "physiological & safety" to "love/belonging, esteem (self-respect and respect of others), and self-actualization (personal potential and peak experiences)". I want my children to have to have all the opportunities to grow and develop in a full spectrum no matter how they started in life or how initially stunted.

The "Headline Posters" here in this project highlight the portion of Maslow's Needs as it pertains to respect and particularly "self-actualization".

Ms. Ortiz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
POSTERS EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT ME GRADES 3-6 SET OF 30 • School Specialty $14.05 10 $140.50

Materials cost

$140.50

Vendor shipping charges

$14.05

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.94

Total project goal

$219.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.60

1 Donor

-$219.60

Donations toward project cost

-$186.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.94

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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