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Ms. Burney from Washington DC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Write, Color and Organize!

Help me give my students pencils, erasers, dry erase crayons and organizing containers!

  • $197 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The kids on my caseload are full of positive energy and strive to be better daily. All kids I serve have an IEP that call for occupational therapy intervention. Most of the kids that I work with, learn daily in self-contained classrooms. Others are in general education but are pulled out for targeted instruction for certain subjects. Kids on my caseload have various diagnosis ranging from ADHD, autism and developmental delay. All the kids on my caseload want to do their best and fit in with their peers. With me being the occupational therapist for several students throughout the building, displaying a range of strengths and weaknesses, I want to be able to provide them with resources that will address their individual needs.

For this upcoming school year, I would like to enhance my therapy sessions with additional tools.

We are located in an area of the nation's capital that is up and coming, with plenty of resources outside of the building. However, inside of the building is where the resources for this project are needed.

My Project

In occupational therapy, we do a lot of coloring and writing. The materials that I am requesting will help students do just that and get organized. After I attended a Handwriting without Tears training, they recommended dry erase crayons to give tactile feedback for letter formation. Having the tactile input gives them a multi-sensory experience helping scholars learn better. The Handwriting without Tears training also recommended short golf pencils for scholars. The shortened pencils assist scholars to attain a functional, tripod grasp while writing. The extra erasers are needed because many of the pencils we currently have no longer have erasers. I do not want to throw away perfectly good pencils because of a lack of erasers. Lastly, the containers are needed to help my kids stay organized. Many times things we work on happen to disappear. Having a dedicated space they can place their items would solve this problem.

Ms. Burney
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Really Useful Box 9 Liter Snap Lid Storage Bin, Clear (9L CL) • Staples Advantage $14.39 4 $57.56
ArtBin Super Satchel Double Deep Box W/Dividers, 15.25" x 14" x 6.25", Coral (6990AG) • Staples Advantage $31.49 1 $31.49
Ticonderoga Golf Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Medium Lead, 72/Pack (13472) • Staples Advantage $28.99 1 $28.99
Pentel Clic Eraser with Grip, 3/Pack (ZE21BP3-K6) • Staples Advantage $3.24 2 $6.48
Crayola Washable Dry-Erase Crayons, Assorted, 8/Pack • Staples Advantage $3.30 1 $3.30

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