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  • $310 goal

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Ms. Ritchie
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

I Want To Tell My Hurricane Sandy Story!

My students need blank books, manipulatives and art supplies to describe, draw and write books about how Hurricane Sandy impacted their lives on Staten Island.

My Students

Hurricane Sandy hit Staten Island, New York on October 30, 2012. Many of my special needs students were forced to abandon their homes, some to return to total devastation and homelessness. They all share the need to tell their story, each in their own individual way.

My students are special needs students, ages 4 to 12 years old.

They attend specialized classes in a self-contained school and some are included in general education classrooms with support. They are children with autism; developmental disabilities or multiple disabilities. What they do have in common is that they all have some form of communication limitation, where their needs interfere with their ability to express themselves.

My Project

My students want to tell their stories. They want to tell everyone about the flood waters, about the wind shaking their homes, about having to leave their familiar homes and stay with relatives or in a shelter with strangers. They also want to tell about how they watched their parents cry when they saw the damage to their homes. They want to express their feelings, to talk about their fear, their anger and their confusion.

Art materials and manipulatives will help my students to tell their stories.

These simple tools are immeasurable in their impact on how they express their feelings, their thoughts and their experiences. These little books will be a place to tell their stories, even when communication is so difficult for them.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blank Books Pack Of 10 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $12.90 5 $64.50
Melissa & Doug - Wooden Vehicles And Traffic Signs • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
Trend Enterprises Inc. - Supershapes Rescue 184-208/pk Vehicles Larger Size • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $2.49 10 $24.90
Stickers Weather • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $1.99 10 $19.90
Crayola Llc - Washable Coloring Markers 8 Colors • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $4.66 10 $46.60
Crayola Llc - Crayola Glitter Crayons 16 Crayons • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $2.60 10 $26.00

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This project will reach 45 students.

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