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Mrs. Hempel from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Needs: Organizing Our Resources!

My students need ink, caddies, a multiplication tool, and pillows for their reading area.

  • $428 goal

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My Students

I teach special education lab classes, grades first through fifth. My students love to come into the lab classroom ready to make learning fun. These awesome students come from many different cultural backgrounds.

Even though they live in a very high poverty area they don't let adversity come between them and the chance to make learning a fun experience.

The enjoy coming to their lab class to find a comfortable, low-key place work on their reading and math skills. While building knowledge, my students exercise and enjoy peer collaboration and team building skills.

My Project

My students have asked if they could have caddies to organize their art and learning tools such as pencils, markers, scissors, and more. The caddies would help tremendously. They have also asked for ink for their printer to print award certificates and book/math projects as well as pillows for their reading area and a multiplication math tower game.

Organization in a classroom is essential for good classroom management and student success.

This is especially true when working with students with special needs. The caddies would be a welcome organizational tool.

My students have asked for some pillows for their reading nook, too. Currently, we have two beanbags that are in semi poor shape. Those "beans" don't seem to want to stay long! When in their math center, a multiplication tower game would be great to help them hone their multiplication skills!

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Mrs. Hempel
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC199 - Calming Colors® Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
Canon (6513B004) Black and Tri-Color Ink Cartridge, 4/pack • Staples Advantage $47.99 1 $47.99
Canon (6432B004) Black Ink Cartridge, High Yield, Multi-pack (2 per pack) • Staples Advantage $45.99 1 $45.99
TT853 - Multiplication Tower of Math Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL336 - Magnetic Board Supply Caddy • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 2 $23.98
Canon (6513B001) Black Ink Cartridge • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
PP268GR - Classroom Supply Caddy - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
PP268YE - Classroom Supply Caddy - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
PP268RD - Classroom Supply Caddy - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
PP268BU - Classroom Supply Caddy - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.79 1 $4.79

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