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Ms. Swederski from Orlando FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies to Start the Year Off Right!

Help me give my students composition books, glue, folders and other classroom supplies in order to find success in their academic courses through interactive notebooks.

  • $377 goal

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My Students

I teach the most wonderful class of students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. My students are motivated, lively, and inquisitive. However, their willingness to learn is often met with frustration due to a lack of basic school supplies. This school year I have five 9th grade students, two 10th grade students, two 11th grade students and ten graduating seniors in my self-contained classroom. As a school that is in a low income area, many students cannot afford basic school supplies.

My Project

In my self contained special education classroom, students utilize interactive notebooks to organize content from their academic classes in a fun way. Many of my students struggle to independently write down their thoughts, so many modifications are made to the lesson to allow students to glue their answers into their notebooks. Interactive notebooks allow them to glue information from lessons into their composition notebooks. Some content is hidden under flaps, others pop up, and some are map students complete with support. This allows students to review information in order to study for quizzes. The interactive notebooks have helped students to perform better on quizzes as they can easily retrieve the information needed.

Ms. Swederski
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAKHISTORY Heavy Duty Plastic Pocket Folders with Prongs - 12 Pack, Bright Colors for Letter Size Paper • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Calculators, BESTWYA 12-Digit Dual Power Handheld Desktop Calculator with Large LCD Display Big Sensitive Button (2 Silver & 3 Black) • Amazon Business $20.49 2 $40.98
Mead Composition Notebooks, Comp Books, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Fashion, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack (73389) • Amazon Business $18.94 2 $37.88
EXPO Vis-A-Vis Wet-Erase Overhead Transparency Markers, Fine Tip, Blue, 12-Count • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
Magicfly Dry Erase Markers Bulk with Chisel Tip, Pack of 64, Low-Oder Ink 12 Colored Dry Erase Markers, Whiteboard Pens Perfect for School, Office, Home, Art Supplies • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Lysol Handi-Pack Disinfecting Wipes, 320ct (4X80ct), Tropical Scent • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Bostitch Personal Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (EPS4-BLUE) • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Pacon Lightweight Super Value Construction Paper 6555, 9" x 12", 10 Assorted Colors, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
8 Pack Magnetic Dry Eraser - Wellerly Whiteboard Erasers Chalkboard Cleaners Eraser Dry Erase Wipe for Classroom Home Office School Teacher (Blue+Yellow+Red+Green, 4.2inch x 2.2inch x 0.8inch) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$285.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$320.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.52

Total project goal

$376.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$376.80

3 Donors

-$188.00

Donations toward project cost

-$161.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.70

Matching donations from our partners

-$187.04

Match offers toward project cost

-$158.98

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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