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I want to purchase a 5-student classroom pack of Lego StoryStarter for my students with intellectual disabilities.

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School:
Osceola Middle School 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Katherine Hawley 
Students Impacted:
23 
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
November 13, 2014

Investor

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The Pinellas Education Foundation - $262.95

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Goal

I want to purchase a 5-student classroom pack of Lego StoryStarter for my students with intellectual disabilities.  

 

What will be done with my students

I will implement the Lego StoryStarter kits within my daily ELA block. The StoryStarter kits will be a supplemental material to enhance my students' ability to compose a well-structured story through a fun, hands-on engaging manner.
 

 

Benefits to my students

The StoryStarter Kits will allow me a more effective way to teach my students with intellectual disabilities the basic structures of a well-composed story. Students will also analyze existing stories or we will be able to discuss specific current topics that are relevant to their lives.

Many of my students do not have the ability to create stories or even identify key literary elements of existing stories (such as main characters, sequence of events, etc.). When the students are engaged in hands-on learning, I see huge increases in their overall academic abilities while at the same time, increasing their self-esteem. This project will assist my students in increasing their expressive language and be a starting point for writing activities. I want my students to have the same opportunities as their general education peers. This can be accomplished by providing much-needed supplemental materials to meet their individual needs due to their specific disabilities.
 

 

Describe the Students

My students are served within a self-contained MMI middle school classroom. All of my students have an intellectual disability and I have students that have characteristics on the autistic spectrum, physical disabilities, speech and language impairments, and fine/gross motor deficits. My students are working on functional academic skills within a life skills curriculum in order to obtain more independent living skills.
This project will also increase my student's self-determination skills by giving them the tools to engage in writing activities.
 

 

Budget Narrative

The budget includes the purchase of StoryStarter 5-Student Classroom Pack and the associated shipping costs.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 StoryStarter 5-Student Classroom Pack $237.95
2 shipping $25.00
  Total: $262.95

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