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Danielle McQuillan's Fundraiser:

Help Mrs. T's NYC Classroom

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August 30, 2011

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Danielle McQuillan

THE STORY:

Mrs. T's Brooklyn classroom lacks basic school supplies!

A message from Mrs T:
I am a New York ELA middle school special education teacher in a high needs area. My students are English Language Learners with special needs. They face many difficulties on a daily basis that you or I never have to think twice about, such as understanding the basics of the English language and grasping concrete thoughts and ideas. My students struggle with all areas of academics, especially with reading and writing. Many read and write on a 1st to 4th grade level, a few lower than that. Due to budget cuts this year, teachers are struggling to provide basic materials for their students to assist with their creative writing skills. Providing supplies for my students doesn't seem like a big deal to some of us, but for them it is exactly what they need in order to be successful this upcoming school year.

My Project: I have found that my students excel when visually and kinesthetically stimulated. Not only are they able to communicate what they are thinking through pictures and projects done in class when they have difficulty doing so verbally, but they are also building their confidence in the process. With these materials, they will be able to draw pictures to go along with their writing pieces and express through art what they may not be able to on paper. They will also be able to put some of these materials to use when reading, such as highlighting the main idea in a paragraph, or underlining important information in directions. My students will learn that ELA isn't "boring" and "just a bunch of reading and writing". They will hopefully learn to love it as much as I do!

If you've ever wished (or remembered wishing) that your teachers would've made school work more interesting and fun, then you know how crucial it is for my students to have the proper tools they need to do just that. A little of your help will go a long way with my students.

My students need basic classroom supplies to get them prepared and motivated to learn this year, such as markers, colored pencils, crayons, pens and pencils.

PLEASE Donate today!

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