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Ms. Martins from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools for Success

Help me give my students learning tools to help them with their special needs so they can reach new heights.

  • $554 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are as diverse as the city of Houston, TX. I work with students who are autistic, learning disabled and those who are just learning to acquire the English language. Despite their challenges my students are some of the sweetest kids on the planet. They are hard workers and they do not let their challenges get in the way of their learning.

Our special education department works together to ensure that these students get access to the best education possible.

This is not always possible without the proper tools to support our students and their diverse needs. Our Special Education department has come together to create this project to not only help our students in their learning but to also provide incentives to help motivate our kids to go above and beyond. It is with your help can we can achieve this goal and provide the highest quality education.

We like to consider ourselves the underdogs of the school. We know what mighty power lies within each and every one of us and as a team, we will all reach heights no one ever expected.

My Project

The tools we are hoping to attain will allow us to support our students and their diverse needs. We have selected reading and writing tools to support our students with dyslexia and dysgraphia. We are also requesting some sensory toys to help our students with ADHD to stay focused and attentive in class. The snacks requested will be our motivation tool to help our students with incentive based learning. The headphones will assist students who are not yet able to read on their own use technology to follow along with audio books. Our special education department handles many sensitive documents and we need a shredder to ensure they are properly handled. All of the tools selected will help us better serve our students needs and make sure they are reaching all of their goals.

Ms. Martins
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 88 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bonsaii EverShred Pro 6-Sheet Micro-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder, 60 Mintues Continuous Running with 4 Easy Move Casters,High Security P-5, White (4S16) • Amazon Business $159.97 1 $159.97
Samsill Economy 3 Ring View Binders, 1.5 Inch Round Ring, Customizable Clear View Cover, White, Bulk Binders - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $38.90 2 $77.80
Elecder i37 Kids Headphones for Children, Girls, Boys, Teens, Adults, Foldable Adjustable Over Ear Headsets with 3.5mm Jack for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School(Blue/Light Blue) • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
See-N-Read 1503905CQ Reading Tool - Book Size, Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $10.00 3 $30.00
Reading Guide Highlighter Strips, Set of 5 Colors: Blue, Orange, Green, Pink, Yellow with InPrimeTime Storage Case (InPrimeTimeExclusive) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Apple Cinnamon, 3.2 Ounce Portable BPA-Free Pouches, Gluten-Free, 12 Total Pouches • Amazon Business $6.12 3 $18.36
EDsportshouse Sensory Toys Bundle-Stress Relief Fidget Hand Toys for Kids and Adults,Sensory Fidget and Squeeze Widget for Relaxing Therapy-Perfect for ADHD Anxiety Autism • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
10 PCS Pencil Grips for Kids Handwriting for Preschool,Silicone Ergonomic Pen Writing Aid Grip Pencil Grip for Special Needs • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Post-it Notes, America’s #1 Favorite Sticky Note, 1 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in, Cape Town Collection, 18 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (653-18AU) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98

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