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Ms. James from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

May I Have a Pencil, Please?

Help me give my students a variety of pencils to meet their unique needs and some markers/crayons.

  • $255 goal

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My Students

My students are in grades first through second. All of my students are diverse learners, which means they have special needs. My students have significant developmental delays including severe learning disabilities, autism or other social-emotional difficulties. I teach all subjects including reading, social studies, math, science, as well as life skills. My kids are from a working-class, low-income area. We are a very nice school with wonderful students and very dedicated teachers. As with most schools our budget is limited.

My students need exposure to everything their same age peer are seeing.

My Project

For this project I am asking for a different shapes of pencils for my special needs students. Something is essential as a pencil can be a barrier to a child’s writing abilities.

I have selected a variety of sizes and shapes of pencils to accommodate all children’s individual needs.

I feel writing is an important life skill that all children should have the most ease doing this task as possible.

In this grant I have also included grips to alter regular pencils. I have also included different types of coloring materials to help the children feel included with their peers. All of these materials will help my students feel included with their general education peers.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased, Pre-Sharpened, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 240-Pack (14634) • Amazon Business $29.94 1 $29.94
Myboree Washable Large Ink Pads for Kids Crafts Projects Rubber Stamps 12 Colors • Amazon Business $26.69 1 $26.69
The Pencil Grip Mini Pencil Grips 50 Pack, Assorted Bright Colors (TPG-17550) • Amazon Business $12.39 2 $24.78
Crayola Silly Scents Sweet & Stinky Scented Markers, 20Count, Washable Markers, Gift for Kids, Age 3, 4, 5, 6 • Amazon Business $7.77 3 $23.31
Crayola Presharpened Number 2 Pencil Classpack, School Supplies, 12 Count, 144 Pack • Amazon Business $22.38 1 $22.38
TICONDEROGA My First Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 12-Pack (33312) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Crayola Silly Scents Twistables, Scented Crayons & Pencils, 72 Count • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
Crayola Twistables Crayons Coloring Set, Age 3+ - 50 Count • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
TICONDEROGA My First Tri-Write Pencils • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93

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