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Mrs. LaCaze
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Unraveling the Common Core for Unique Learners

My students need access to basic school supplies in order to be successful in meeting Common Core standards.

My Students

Our state was one of many who adopted the Common Core curriculum. Adapting to the change will be a challenge for most students, but even more difficult for those with learning disabilities or those below the poverty line. Think about the children who fall into both categories...

I work with students with disabilities who are in 4th-8th grade.

We are in a very rural area of Louisiana, where resources are scarce. All of my students are considered to be at or below the poverty line. Even with all of the challenges they face, they still have a love for learning.

My Project

The resources I chose for this project will be used to start a Content Mastery Center. This will be a place for students to go to master specific skills needed to address the Common Core. The basic school materials will be provided for student use, as they are not able to supply their own. Other items were chosen with specific disabilities in mind (colored overlays, light covers). With access to needed materials and manipulatives, my students can be successful along side their peers.

I tell my students daily that they are important and they can accomplish anything as well as their general education peers.

I often purchase items for students with my own money, but I cannot financially afford everything they need. I do not want to see a student fall behind when providing basic resources would make all the difference in the world. Giving my students materials gives them a sense of ownership and worth. When they struggle at home, we have to make up for it at school.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BINDER VIEW 1'' WHITE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $3.27 15 $49.05
COZY SHADE 24'' X 54'' STRIPED PACK OF 4 • School Specialty $23.74 2 $47.48
POST-IT NOTES SUPER STICKY CABINET PACK 3'' X 3'' 90 SHEET 24 PADS • School Specialty $34.85 1 $34.85
FOLDERS TWISTED TWIN POCKET W/FASTENERS PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $33.24 1 $33.24
JACKET POLY ASSORTED COLORS PACK OF 6 • School Specialty $3.32 10 $33.20
TIMER JUMBO 60 MINUTE • School Specialty $14.24 2 $28.48
SHARPENER QUIETSHARP PENCIL ELECTRIC • School Specialty $27.83 1 $27.83
DRIVE USB 360 4GB MAX503201 • School Specialty $9.23 3 $27.69
PENCIL DIXON NO. 2 SOFT YELLOW PACK OF 144 • School Specialty $14.24 1 $14.24

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This project will reach 15 students.

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