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Mrs. Collins
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reaching All Learners With Hands-On Learning Materials

My students need educational games, kits, magnetic letters, and other hands-on learning materials to access curriculum, plus 2 bean bag chairs.

My Students

No two students are the same. Learning is a very individual process and often requires modifications. My students have a variety of abilities and have a range of physical, visual, communication, and sensory needs. My students need hands-on materials to access the curriculum.

I have a very diverse and wonderful class.

I teach in a middle school self-contained special education classroom. The students have a variety of abilities and have a range of physical, visual, communication, and sensory needs. We have students who are mobile, non-mobile, verbal, and nonverbal. My class participates in alternative testing, Special Olympics, and community based instruction. They require substantial adaptations and support to access curriculum. My classroom instruction is focused on application of state standards through relevant life skills and a functional curriculum. Each student is unique and has different needs in regards to accessing and mastering functional goals.

My Project

My students need hands-on learning materials to access the curriculum. The resources requested will facilitate learning for students with communication, physical/adaptive, sensory, functional, and visual needs. Language and communication skills are very important to success. The pocket chart sight word cards, picture word Bingo, magnetic letters, action language cards, sequencing kit, and go together language cards will help increase vocabulary and enhance communication skills. Hands-on math games will help my students develop functional math skills. The math discovery kit, categories game, and shapes puzzle will allow my students to practice necessary math skills using a hands-on approach. It is very important to develop socialization skills. The manners language cards will facilitate discussion on appropriate social interaction. Learning in an appropriate sensory environment is important to success. Bean bag chairs are needed for students to learn in comfort.

It is important to teach functional academics and life skills in order to prepare my students for life outside of the school setting.

Every student deserves the opportunity to learn in a mode that is appropriate to their individual abilities. I believe all students have the ability to learn when given tools needed to facilitate their learning. As a special education teacher I want to provide my students with every possible opportunity to grow in academics, communication, and socialization.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small Standard Vinyl Bean Bag Chair • Amazon $21.15 2 $42.30
GAME CATEGORIES EARLY LEARNING • School Specialty $30.39 1 $30.39
Lauri Toys Early Learning Center Kit-4-Step Sequencing • Amazon $29.76 1 $29.76
Lauri Toys Early Learning Center Kit- Math Discovery • Amazon $29.10 1 $29.10
PUZZLE KNOB SHAPES LARGE • School Specialty $22.51 1 $22.51
FF20 LETTRS-FOAM FUN MAGNETIC 70 PCS • School Specialty $15.10 1 $15.10
FF10 FOAM FUN MAGNET LETTERS 56 PCS • School Specialty $15.10 1 $15.10
Smethport Photo Language Cards Go Togethers • Amazon $12.99 1 $12.99
Actions Language Cards • Amazon $12.99 1 $12.99
Smethport Pocket Chart Cards Sight Words • Amazon $11.83 1 $11.83
Smethport Mind Your Manners Language Cards • Amazon $11.47 1 $11.47
The Learning Journey Match It! Picture Word Bingo • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99

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This project will reach 7 students.

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