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Ms. Brokenrope Adams from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Group Time Is Serious Business!

Help me give my students a visual timer,a table easel, flexible seating, and work trays to provide necessary supports during table work time!

  • $288 goal

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My Students

This year is my third year of teaching preschool special education in an inner city school, within a high-poverty neighborhood. Roughly twenty percent of the school's population is living in temporary living situations, which can affect students' daily academics. Additionally, more than half of my students also speak a language other than English in their homes. Each one of my students has a significant intellectual disability, autism or other need that require them to overcome daily obstacles.

I have a classroom of up to 20 lovely students who are three, four or five years old and are excited and eager to learn about themselves and the world they live in through multi-sensory approaches and hands-on learning!

Each one of my students work so hard every day to be the best learners they can be. They are energetic, joyful, and brave to work to overcome everyday academic and functional challenges.

My Project

Have you ever sat down to accomplish a task for work and couldn't focus enough to complete the task? Was it because of your work space? The need for different seating? Maybe the lack of resources? Or did you just need a short break like a walk or a drink of water? If so, you know exactly how my students can feel sometimes during structured-teacher tasks! Often times, the classroom chairs, environment, lack of visual timers can be culprits of not being able to focus. This is where this project comes into play!

Our classroom needs essential materials such as visual timers, flexible seating, and a table easel to ensure success during small group times!

Not only will having these items help increase productivity during the small groups, but will also help maintain overall engagement with the students...which can help increase knowledge retention. I also want my students to feel eager to learn in an exciting environment, which means having enough resources. When we have enough resources such as visual timers or flexible seating, we can accomplish many great things!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF524 - Small-Group Teaching Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-AUH1200AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools 12" Height (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $79.60 1 $79.60
PP182 - Light-Up Countdown Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BX532 - Easy-Clean Craft Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
NF9765 - Rainbow Sentence Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98

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