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Ms. Caliste from Brooklyn NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Safe Learning!

Help me give my students new colorful materials, laminating pouches , and Velcro dots to keep our room safe for learning.

  • $608 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher in a Title I school in Brooklyn, NY, where most students are from lower-income and immigrant households. All my students have special needs and require a lot of repetition and practice to attain educational goals. Try to imagine a small self-contained classroom with 2nd and 3rd-grade students. Try to picture a group of very hands-on, unique kids with different skills and learning styles.

My students work hard every day and constantly inspire me.

They persevere through challenges and adversities whether academic or personal. They show kindness and respect toward one another. I work hard every day to provide my kids with the best opportunities in their education and help them in any way that I can. Some days, I am a bit silly. I do silly things to make my students laugh and try to make my room a more exciting, inviting, and encouraging place for learning.

My Project

We are back to school! I teach students with a variety of needs and abilities. I need more resources that are designed for kids who read and write below grade level. I need resources that can ease my student’s anxiety. I need resources that can improve their mental health and well-being by reducing frustration with the curriculum that does not address their skill level. A Teachers Pay Teachers gift card would provide an opportunity to purchase resources and activities that can address my kids' social-emotional well-being for years to come. The laminating pouches will keep our papers clean and safe. The Velcro dots will hold everything together and keep our hands busy. Thank you for helping my children feel successful!

Ms. Caliste
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 12 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 3 $300.00
Fellowes Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter Size Sheets, 5mil 200pk, Black/Grey (5743601) • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
VELCRO Brand Adhesive Dots White 500 Pk 3/4" Circles Sticky Back Round Hook and Loop for School, Teachers, Mounting Arts and Crafts | VEL-30077-AMS • Amazon Business $15.04 2 $30.08
8-Pack White Enamel Compact Strong Magnetic Hook Set, 1" Diameter, 1.5” Length (MHHH9X8) • Amazon Business $16.28 1 $16.28
Decolore 3 Pack 6 inch Black Metal Display Stands for Plate Holder Display Stands for Picture, Decorative Plate, Book, Photo Easel, Artistic Work (3 Pack, 6 inch) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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