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Mrs. Decoteau from Springfield MA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Education Support Materials

My students need dry erase materials and geometric solids to access math.

  • $464 goal

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My Students

I teach in an inner city public school special education program in Springfield.The program offers small group support for special education students so they can access the general curriculum like their peers.

As a special education cohort, we work just as much on social emotional skills as we do academics.

Group projects, hand on manipulatives, and visual supports work best to promote our learning. The students work hard to overcome their learning challenges. I love their perseverance, tenacity, and willingness to try new things.

My Project

All students want to understand geometric solids and their applications to real life, but not every student is able to do this in the same way. My special education students need a variety of materials to learn mathematical and social skills. The materials I've chosen for my project are intended to set up a collaborative classroom environment that address various student learning styles and different modalities.

The dry erase charts & markers increase engagement; they allow students with dysgraphia to access writing tasks more easily and allow visually impaired students to have larger visuals.

The geometric solids allow students to explore a physical model and unwrap the nets while headphones support auditory learners.

Mrs. Decoteau
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER POST-IT EASEL 20X23 TABLE-TOP 20/SHT/PD • School Specialty $28.39 4 $113.56
2D3D Geometric Solids, 8cm, Classroom Set • AKJ Education $36.49 2 $72.98
LC198 - Giant Magnetic Graph & Array Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
MARKER DRY ERASE PEN SCHOOL SMART ASST SET OF 48 • School Specialty $25.91 1 $25.91
RC244 - 1" Graphing Chart Pad • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE498 - 3-D Geometric Shapes Tub • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
ERASERS MAGNETIC WHITEBOARD 2 X 2 PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $9.29 1 $9.29
ART MARKER WASHABLE CONICAL TIP ST/8 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.68 4 $6.72
ART MARKER CHISEL TIP SET OF 8 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.54 4 $6.16
CHALK HOLDER PLASTIC • School Specialty $1.41 1 $1.41

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