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Ms. Love from Lumberton MS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. Love Spectacular SPED Classroom

Help me give my students fluorescent light covers, dry erase lapboards, markers, and electric pencil sharpener, chair bands, soundproof headphones, and more, to help focus in the classroom

  • $485 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach special education to a fun group of middle schoolers! My students' abilities range from 1st-grade reading level to gifted. I teach an even distribution of students with dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and emotional disabilities. I work at a small K-12 campus with little resources. My school was recently consumed and adopted by the county's school district. My school's grade is currently a D, but we are trying!

My 6th graders are the funniest group!

Almost all of them struggle with reading and math. They are little jumping beans every chance they get to move around. I have one who likes to keep me on my toes and does internet dances when he gets a correct answer. Some days are harder than others to get them to cooperate, but they try to the best of their ability each day.

My Project

I am a first-year special education teacher working at a small K-12 school with very little resources. I teach special education to a wonderful group of middle school children. I teach students with disabilities ranging from ADHD to seizure disorder. I currently have 24 students on my caseload and I am trying to collect materials I can use in the classroom to help them better understand what they are learning in the general/regular education classroom.

I am trying to turn disability into ability for my students.

I need classroom resources that will gain my students' attention and support them in the general education class when I am not there to support them. My ADHD students benefit from fidget band and sensory toys to keep them seated in their desks the entire lesson. My students with autism are currently struggling when taking tests due to extremely bright lights and loud classes next door. My kids will benefit from the light covers and the soundproof headphones when taking tests. Many of my students are visual or hands-on learners and do not have the materials needed to help them grasp the lesson. My school does not have the funds to give each classroom a Promethean board/projector to aid teachers in giving abstract lessons. My students with Autism will benefit from the light covers and soundproof headphones when taking tests. My students with ADHD will benefit from the class planner to keep up with upcoming assignments My students do not have planners to keep track of their assignments. My goal for my students is to accommodate them to their needs to aid them in class. I am willing to try any strategy/manipulative I can with my students if it means they grasp what I am teaching.

Ms. Love
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YUKIDS Fluorescent Light Covers - Calm Blue Filter Set of 4 - for Classroom, Office, Hospital and Home - Light Diffuser to Protect Against Blue Light and Glare, Sensory Lighting for School • Amazon Business $27.99 3 $83.97
Blue Summit Supplies 30 Pack Dry Erase Lapboard Classroom Set, Includes 30 Whiteboards 9 x 12 Inch, 30 Markers, 30 Erasers, Ideal for Teachers, Students, Sunday School, Group Participation • Amazon Business $44.49 1 $44.49
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $30.37 1 $30.37
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, Bouncy for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $26.87 1 $26.87
Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, Bouncy for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $26.87 1 $26.87
mcSquares Stickies Dry-Erase Sticky Notes. Reusable Whiteboard Stickers 4 inch Square 6 Pack - Great for Reminders, Labels, Lists, and Decals - Never Buy Paper Post Notes Again, Its Eco-Friendly! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
STYLIO Dry Erase Calendar Whiteboard. Set of 3 Magnetic Calendars for Refrigerator: Monthly, Weekly Organizer & Daily Notepad. Wall & Fridge Family Calendar. 4 Fine Point Markers & Eraser Included • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Magnetic Dry Erase Chore Chart for Kids, Teens and Adults, 16" x 12" White Board for Fridge, Stain Resistant Technology, Track Responsibilities, Reward Tasks, Improve Behavior, 5 Markers Included • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
ZOHAN EM030 Kids Ear Protection Safety Ear Muffs, [Upgraded] Hearing Protectors for Children Have Sensory Issues, Adjustable Noise Reduction Earmuffs for Concerts, Fireworks, Air Shows - Nebula Print • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
SB Education 10 x Dyslexia Reading Strips with Coloured Overlays. Reading Tracking Rulers for Dyslexia Irlens, ADHD and Visual Stress • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
ZHIDIAN Magnetic Dry Erase Labels 2.1" x 1.2", 36 Pcs Magnets for Whiteboard, Blank Name Tags Plates for Classroom, Lockers, Fridge and Behavior Chart, Writable and Reusable Magnets • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Smart Planner Weekly Multi-Purpose Magnetic Refrigerator Dry Erase Board with 3 Magnetic Dry Erase Markers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Plastic Visual ASD Communication Keyring (Picture Communication Symbols) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Spectrum Algebra • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Spectrum Paperback Writing Book, Grade 4, Ages 9-10 • Amazon Business $7.32 1 $7.32
Mandarin Vocabulary (Quick Study Academic) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48

Materials cost

$351.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$411.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.66

Total project goal

$484.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$484.38

4 Donors

-$480.85

Donations toward project cost

-$411.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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