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Mrs. Lee from Birmingham AL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Independence Initiative

My students need Bouncy Bands, timers, headphones, C-pens, and book reader pens.

  • $713 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing! I am a special education teacher and I work with students in kindergarten through 3rd grade with learning differences, physical disabilities, and behavioral difficulties. My students are confident, energetic, and excited to learn! They come to school each day, not focused on their struggles, but determined to do their best and learn new things!

I am blessed to work in a school where all students are included, accepted, and celebrated for who they are, regardless of their differences.

It is my job to help students find their learning styles and teach them in the ways they learn best, while instilling in them self-confidence and high self-esteem.

My Project

My job, as a special education teacher, is to not only to teach academics, but also to help students learn skills needed to be successful in life. Many students with special needs become dependent on teachers and aids. With the C-Pen and Book reader pens, struggling readers will be able to read text in class independently. This will make them more confident and more independent in their learning.

Independence increases self-confidence and increased self-confidence increases students' excitement and success in learning!

Students need to learn time regulation and goal-setting. The visual timers allow them to regulate their work independently.

Finally, many students struggle with hyperactvity, distractability, and sensory regulation problems. These all disrupt learning. Through the use of multisensory teaching, the students become more regulated and are then more ready to learn. All of these techniques together will allow my students to be successful, independent learners!

Mrs. Lee
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
C-Pen Exam Reader • Amazon Business $250.00 1 $250.00
Bouncy Bands for Desks (Black) • Amazon Business $14.95 5 $74.75
Franklin Electronics Anybook Reader -15 Hour Edition • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
Time Timer Original 8 inch; 60 Minute Visual Analog Timer; Optional (On/Off) Alert; No Loud Ticking; Time Management Tool • Amazon Business $24.00 2 $48.00
AmazonBasics Lightweight On-Ear Headphones - Black • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Balance Seat Cushion Disc with Bonus Pump Improves Stability Alignment and Tactile Sensory Input 9Blue) • Amazon Business $14.90 2 $29.80
Magnetic Mechanical Rotate Timer 60 Minutes Record Capacity Counter Alarm loud Sound Ring Working When Time Is Reached For Kitchen Cooking baking Sports Office Timekeeper • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Water Beads Pack (50000 beads) Rainbow Mix Jelly Water Growing Balls for Kids Tactile Sensory Toys, Vases, Plants, Wedding and Home Decoration • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
ACTIVA Scenic Sand, 5-Pound, Bright Red • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55

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