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Ms. Gazerwitz from Staten Island NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Hands, Big Hearts!

Help me give my students slant boards, adaptive paper and a laminator so that they can be successful in all their writing throughout the day.

  • $313 goal

This project expired on January 22, 2020.

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My Students

As an occupational therapist in a NYC public school, I work exclusively with students who struggle to meet the demands of the current school environment. Most of my students experience great barriers to learning due to various disabling conditions such as autism, ADHD, emotional disturbances and learning disabilities. They often have problems communicating, difficulties properly expressing their emotions, decreased attention to academic tasks, and delayed sensory motor development.

Despite their limitations, they are a highly motivated and hard working bunch who are always striving to make their teachers proud.

My Project

Having fun (aka "working") with my students is the highlight of my day. I get to play, color, write and create with them as part of my job to foster their developmental growth in my school.

It is an absolute blessing to be alongside these amazing kids as they explore their creativity and let their imaginations fly!

What makes my job even more amazing is that I get to figure out ways to make this happen for kids that may not otherwise get the opportunity to do so. Many of my students have impairments which make typical childhood creative play like writing and illustrating stories, coloring, cutting, crafting, and sensory play difficult and often frustrating for them. With the help of a few simple therapy tools such as adapted paper, slant boards, weighted pencils, laminated paper etc., those barriers are removed and the hurdles lowered in order to allow them to reach their full creative potential!

Thank you so much for your contribution to this project. My students will be thrilled with their new supplies!

Ms. Gazerwitz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Visual Edge Slant Board (Blue), A Sloped Work Surface for Writing, Reading, Art and Speech for Optimal Learning - Portable Desktop Magnetic Dry Erase White Board with Clipboard for Kids • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
Abilitations Hi-Write Intermediate Paper, Level 2, Pack of 100-027323 • Amazon Business $14.84 2 $29.68
Scotch Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System for a Professional Finish, Laminate up to 9" Wide (TL901) • Amazon Business $27.07 1 $27.07
Abilitations 1359106 Weighted Pencil, Set of 39, 1-(Pack) • Amazon Business $26.08 1 $26.08
Abilitations 089661 Hi-Write Beginner Paper, Level 1, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $9.46 2 $18.92
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67

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