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Mrs. Gritter from Chalmette LA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Learners Deserve a Special Classroom

My students need an individualized learning experience that is adapted to meet their specific and unique educational goals.

  • $473 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach kindergarten through second grade students in my special education classroom. Special Education has become my true passion, and I know that I was uniquely called to do this work. My classroom in many ways functions like any other, and yet, it must be different in every way in order to meet my students' needs. I am entrusted to teach children from three different grades, but my students' individual educational levels differ greatly beyond their grade equivalent.

These amazing children love and learn in ways as unique as they are, and they continually motivate me to become a better educator for them.

We know that children learn in many different ways, and that fact is uniquely visible in my classroom. I strive each and every day to meet my students' needs in a way that helps them to better reach their individual educational goals.

My Project

Unfortunately, general education curriculum materials often fall short in meeting the needs of special education students. Last year, I found some amazing resources for adaptive learning books and tasks that made a real difference in my students' educational experience. As amazing as they were, I simply did not have the resources to make multiple sets. This limited their usage in my classroom. This year, I would love to take those materials even further, by providing additional sets to be used by my students on a daily basis. These adapted learning tools are a labor of love, requiring large amounts of paper, laminating pouches, and velcro. My classroom is also in need of daily use supplies. Although many of my students spend about half of their day in my classroom, school supply list items purchased by parents are for their homerooms. This means that I have had to purchase crayons, markers, and cleaning supplies out of pocket. Teaching in a unique space and environment produces unique problems, and I thank you in advance for helping me to solve them.

My students' classroom experience will be more colorful and enjoyable with your help!

Mrs. Gritter
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $24.24 5 $121.20
AmazonBasics 30% Recycled Multipurpose Copy Paper - 92 Bright, 20 lbs, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 3 Ream Case (1,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $23.99 3 $71.97
Crayola My First Washable Markers and Triangular Crayons, 128 Ct. Classpack • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, White, Washable, 1 Gallon, 2 Count - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $27.78 1 $27.78
Lysol - Disinfecting Wipes - 6x80ct - Brighter Horizon - Country Scent - Disinfectant - Cleaning - Sanitizing • Amazon Business $26.82 1 $26.82
AIEX AIEX 39.37 Feet/12m Hook And Loop Self Adhesive Tape Roll With Gift Scissors (White) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Crisp Linen, 38oz (2X19oz) • Amazon Business $9.83 2 $19.66
1000pcs adhesive (500 Pair Sets) 0.78in Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes (White) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$337.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$401.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.94

Total project goal

$472.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$472.91

3 Donors

-$472.91

Donations toward project cost

-$401.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.94

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$0.00

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