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Ms. Paterson from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Surprise, We Need Supplies!

My students need important supplies for the fall including reading material, a rolling cart, light bulbs, and aquarium accessories.

  • $502 goal

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My Students

I teach at a special education center high school for students ages 14-19. Our amazing program is located in Detroit, Michigan. We have three wings that serve students with Autism, Cognitive Impairments, and Severe/Multiple Impairments. We service students from the entire city of Detroit. Our school has 204 beautiful young people with varying strengths and weaknesses. Their backgrounds are as diverse as their abilities. I have students whose parents are my colleagues and students who live in boarded up houses. Some come from two-parent homes, and some come from three different homes. At this time approximately 30% of my student meet the federal guidelines for being considered homeless.

We are all unique, but we are definitely a family here.

My Project

Back-to-school is upon us, and so is the need for fresh school supplies! As a Title I urban school comprised entirely of exceptional needs students, receiving supplies from home is a rarity.

We need these basic supplies to help us get off to a successful start this school year.

My students, who loop with me for 6 years, need refreshers of many supplies to help them be successful this year. The students need a subscription to Scholastic News at their reading level to stay up to date reading about world events throughout the year. We would also like a rolling storage cart and a laptop cart to help with organization. We need a re-stock on our sensory items, and some new books, as they are classroom basics. Finally, it would be fantastic to have some ceiling hooks, light bulbs, and aquarium accessories to freshen up the room for the students. Our students love to study science utilizing their classroom pets!

Please help us get off to a great new start this year with surprise supplies for my superstar students! Thank you for your support!

Ms. Paterson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 1 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 32 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 1 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 15 $86.25
biOrb Décor Set - 30L Pink Ocean • Amazon Business $61.37 1 $61.37
Royal Wagon Home Kitchen Bedroom Garden Storage Utility Rolling Organization on Wheels Cart (Pink) • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
biOrb Tropical Heater Pack • Amazon Business $28.80 1 $28.80
AmazonBasics 40 Watt Equivalent, Soft White, Non-Dimmable, A19 LED Light Bulb | 16-Pack • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Tabletote Portable Compact Lightweight Adjustable Height Laptop Notebook Computer Stand • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle(16 Pack),Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys- Fidget Cube/Soybeans/Squeeze Grape Ball/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Balls/Twisted Fidget Toys-Perfect for ADD/ADHD • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti/Mystery of the Maya/House of Danger (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-6) (Box Set 1) • Amazon Business $21.41 1 $21.41
Grafix KSF50-C 8-1/2-Inch by 11-Inch Shrink Film, Clear, 50-Pack • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
Race Forever/Escape/Lost on the Amazon/Prisoner of the Ant People/Trouble on Planet Earth/War with the Evil Power Master (Choose Your Own Adventure 7-12) (Box Set 2) • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
Bernie's Office Supply Ceiling Hooks (100 Pack) - Premium Wire T-Bar Hangers for Hanging a Sign from Suspended Tile / Grid / Drop Ceilings - Perfect Clips to Hang School and Wedding Decorations • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97

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