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Ms. Odell from Glendale CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Putting a New Slant on Writing!

My students need modifications and accommodations such as slant boards and movement tools in their classrooms to better access their environment and the curriculum.

  • $186 goal

This project expired on January 1, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students with special needs in grades TK-5th. These students spend the majority of their day in the general education setting, but they often need multiple supports, accommodations and modifications to help them be as successful as possible in their learning environment.

These students overcome challenges, both big and small, on a daily basis.

Their disabilities include Autism Spectrum Disorders, specific learning disabilities, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorders, and intellectual disabilities. These students work very hard to reach their potential. I am grateful to work with such an inspiring group of children.

My Project

I have chosen the slant boards and "desk-erciser" because they have already proven to be beneficial and effective for several of my students, but I need more in order to meet all of my students needs.

The slant board can help students who have handwriting difficulties.

The incline of the board improves their fine motor output, resulting in neater handwriting and overall legibility.

The "desk-erciser" helps students get their wiggles out without having to leave their seat. In this way they are able to focus more on the lesson at hand while providing them with the movement that they need.

Ms. Odell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOARD ABILITATIONS SLANTSCRIPT BOARD • School Specialty $40.68 2 $81.36
DESK-ER-CISER • School Specialty $12.28 2 $24.56

Materials cost

$105.92

Vendor shipping charges

$10.59

State sales tax

$9.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$157.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.85

Total project goal

$185.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$185.64

2 Donors

-$90.61

Donations toward project cost

-$80.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.84

match offer

-$90.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$77.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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