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Ms. McIntyre from Indianapolis IN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just a Touch of Color: For Special Learners

My students need color ink, printing, lamination, Velcro and tape, for me to have the necessary tools to create file folders for my kiddos with special needs to learn in the most appropriate format.

  • $480 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2018.

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My Students

Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting my page! So you get to know me, I am halfway through my 2nd year of teaching in the Indianapolis Public Schools District. My title is Intermediate Life Skills teacher which means that I get the extreme privilege of helping students with moderate to severe cognitive delays learn and grow. Each day is so unique and special, just like my kiddos!

Something that my students with severe cognitive needs require much more than a typical student, is to be able to intake and recall new information with the aid of colorful, sturdy materials.

Being in a public school district often doesn't allow a budget that can give these students all of the tools they may need to be able to strive to reach their full potential.

My students have IMMENSE amounts of untapped potential that I am SO incredibly excited to be able to get to help them achieve with these new materials.

My Project

My students each have their own set of unique gifts as well as challenges. My students primarily work on individual work throughout the day at subject specific stations. There they will complete independent tasks as well as learn new concepts with 1:1 assistance.

By providing these materials, I will be able to make engaging, colorful, long-lasting learning materials that will be unique for each student that will provide them individual learning on their own level.

For example, file folder activities provide a way for my students to work on an independent task at their level. These file folders are most engaging to them when printed in color ink and with the Velcro provided, they will be able to use pieces as manipulative that provide hands-on learning. Several of my students also have specific challenges which makes it essential that I laminate their work materials os they will last for the 2-3 years they are in my classroom.

By donating these items for my classroom, I will be able to provide new access to learning for my students who truly need it.

Ms. McIntyre
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Velcro VEL126 Loop Individual Dots Tape, 3/4" Diameter, Black (Case of 1028) • Amazon Business $115.53 1 $115.53
Velcro VEL125 Hook Individual Dots Tape, 3/4" Diameter, Black (Case of 1028) • Amazon Business $99.97 1 $99.97
HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready (F0V69A) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Scotch Thermal Laminator with Scotch Dash Button and Laminating Pouches • Amazon Business $49.34 1 $49.34
H&BO Remanufactured 65XL Ink Cartridge High Yield Ink Level Display 1 Black 1 Tri-color Use with Deskjet 3755 3758 3752 3732 3730 3721 3720 Printer (2 Packs) • Amazon Business $23.85 1 $23.85
Scotch Transparent Glossy Finish Tape with C60 Desktop Dispenser, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, 12 Rolls, 1 Dispenser (600K-C60) • Amazon Business $19.35 1 $19.35
Pendaflex Two-Tone Color File Folders, Letter Size, 1/3 Cut, Assorted Colors, Total of 100 Folders per Box (152 1/3 ASST) • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30

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