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Mrs. Stropko from Austin TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Manipulatives to Meet Special Needs

My students with special needs are in need of items such as blocks, calculators, and flashcards for their math work. I am also requesting a space heater.

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My Students

What is Deaf Education? English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and support. Teaching through sign, teaching through voice, teaching using both. But we must always remember, that while they are not the cookie cutter form, they are all English language learners.

Seventy percent of our students are Hispanic and in homes where Spanish is the only language spoken or used; they are faced with deciphering Spanish at home and learning English at school, while still trying to maintain their skills in the language they truly need...sign language.

We are the high school part of a Regional Day School Program for the Deaf with a team of 5 teachers, sharing 2 small rooms, devoted to our students and ensuring they leave us being successful young adults. Several of our students are self-contained most of the day. They are eager to learn and love being active. We are always looking for new ways to get them out of their seats, moving around, and engaged in hands-on learning.

My Project

We are in need of math manipulatives in our classroom. Some of my students need basic calculators to complete their math work. Other students need counting blocks to complete their work. We all need flashcards to strengthen our skills in math fact work. When we correct our work it's always done in a different color; sadly, some of my students don't always have the pens and supplies they need.

I want to provide all needed supplies for the students...calculators, pens, rulers, tape measure, counting blocks, flash cards, etc.

With these items, we will be able to move through class smoothly. We are in a portable and are currently in need of a space heater as well. These cold days have hit our portable hard and it has been difficult at times to work when our hands are cold.

All of the supplies are much needed and will be very much appreciated.

Mrs. Stropko
Grades 9-12

This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grades PK - 3 Math Flash Cards • Amazon Business $15.85 4 $63.40
Calculator, Helect Compact Design Standard Function Handheld Portable Calculator - H1007 • Amazon Business $4.99 10 $49.90
Portable Space Heater, DOUHE Electric Ceramic Heater 950W/450W Oscillating Fan Heater with Overheat and Tip-over Protection For Home and Office Use • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Learning Resources Centimeter Cubes, Set of 1000 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Westcott Shatter-Resistant Plastic Ruler, 6 Inches, Transparent (45016), 12 Pack • Amazon Business $25.25 1 $25.25
ETA hand2mind 1-inch Wooden Color Cubes with Storage Tub (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
Push Button Retractable Tape Measure (3 Pcs) White Measuring Tape, 60 Inch Compact Flexibile Tape Measure • Amazon Business $8.37 2 $16.74
Leafware 3" Palm Leaf Square Single Bite Bowls / Ramekins - 25 Count - Disposable Small Bowls/Plates - Natural • Amazon Business $16.55 1 $16.55
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Bold Point, Assorted Colors, 4-Pack (31651) • Amazon Business $7.61 2 $15.22
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Pt, Dozen Box, Green • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Math Curse • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Learning Resources LER0131 Transparent Color Counting Chips, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98

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