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Mrs. Monte from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Needs Will Not Hamper Our Achievements

My students need animal theme pop up hampers, ball inflation nozzle kit, pinnies, and an adaptive PE activity book.

  • $211 goal

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My Students

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." - Maria Montessori

Transforming children is par for the course in the Title I, K to 5 school where I teach physical education.

We have one of the largest enrollments of English as a New Language Learners in any elementary school in our city. The challenges these kids face are amazing. Many are learning to speak English for the first time, even as they continue to develop and master their native tongues at home.

There are over a dozen languages and dialects represented in our school. This, along with the long hours of school and after-school program enrollments, severely limit time available for social interactions and the formation of meaningful friendships outside of school.

In every grade, there are students with special needs. All of the children are working hard to meet our newly adopted and rigorous Common Core-based curriculum. What is more amazing than all of this, however, is the dedication these students show day in and day out as they strive to reach all of their personal, social, and academic goals.

My Project

All children learn at their own pace and in their own way.

Meeting individual learning goals, especially those stipulated in the individual education program for special needs students, can be a challenging task.

Having colored pinnies and fun pop up hampers provides fun and visually stimulating ways to differentiate groups and learning materials. The ball inflation needles will enable us to inflate all different sized balls. This will give our students options based on ability and need. Finally, the adaptive PE activity book will give us lots of exciting new ideas for playing in the gymnasium, while meeting our individual learning needs.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strategies for Inclusion With Web Resource 3rd Edition: Physical Education for Everyone • Amazon Business $45.12 1 $45.12
Champion Sports Youth Practice Scrimmage Vest, Green • Amazon Business $39.89 1 $39.89
Penguin Pop-Up Laundry Hamper - 15" x 22" - Folds flat for storage and easy to open. Kids will love the hampers black penguin head that tips back serving as a lid, with its cute eyes and yellow beak. • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Honey-Can-Do HMP-02061 Kid's Pop-Up Hamper, Elephant, Large • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Honey-Can-Do HMP-02057 Kid's Pop-Up Hamper, Lady Bug, Medium • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Kids Laundry Hamper- Pop-Up and Collapsible Duck Storage Laundry and Toy’s Basket for Children’s Bedrooms and Playrooms- By Everyday Home • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Flammi Pump Ball Inflation Needle Nozzle Adapter Kit • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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