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We want to provide additional interactions with literature for our students with intellectual disabilities by having them actively participate with books within their home environments. It's in the Bag will supplement and enhance our curriculum by providing additional opportunities for our students to acquire skills and knowledge.

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It's in the Bag!

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School:
Largo Middle School 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Katherine Hawley 
 
Melissa Colgan 
Students Impacted:
24 
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
December 5, 2013

Investors

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

 

Laura Elliott - $25.00

The Pinellas Education Foundation - $334.10

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Goal

We want to provide additional interactions with literature for our students with intellectual disabilities by having them actively participate with books within their home environments. It's in the Bag will supplement and enhance our curriculum by providing additional opportunities for our students to acquire skills and knowledge.  

 

What will be done with my students

It's in the Bag will allow our students and their parents opportunities to discover exciting activities that turn classroom basics into hands-on fun. The bags will correlate with the cross-curricular themes that are being taught within the classroom, including activities for literacy, science, social studies, and science. The activities will center around accessing complex, non-fiction in a manner that is conducive to the individual and unique learning needs of our students with intellectual disabilities.  

 

Benefits to my students

Our literacy bags promote parent involvement, family literacy and skill reinforcement. Not only will our students benefit from the thematic, cross-curricular materials, but we are actively engaging the parents in hope of bridging the bond between school and home.  

 

Describe the Students

We teach students with intellectual disabilities in a self-contained setting. We have students with characteristics on the autistic spectrum, Down Syndrome, physical disabilities, social and emotional disabilities, and deficits in communication. We must adapt our curriculum to meet the individual needs of all our students while providing them access to the general education curriculum to the maximum extent possible. We must present our students with opportunities to generalize the information in various contexts. Our classrooms are also in a Title 1 school. Most of our students come from economically disadvantaged homes with a free/reduced lunch rate of over 80%.  

 

Budget Narrative

The costs indicate the materials for each thematic, literacy bag. Each literacy bag contains literature selections for each theme, student awards, a sample parent letter explaining the take home bag, a color journal cover and reproducible student journal page, parent/student contract form
parent/student feedback form, materials checklist, bag check-out list and thematic activities and fact sheets tailored towards our students' reading levels. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Dinosaur Literacy Bag $19.95
2 Out of this World Literacy Bag $19.95
3 Down by the Sea Literacy Bag $19.95
4 Healthy Habits Literacy Bag $19.95
5 Super Scientists Literacy Bag $19.95
6 USA Literacy Bag $19.95
7 Famous Americans Literacy Bag $19.95
8 Friends from Coast to Coast Literacy Bag $19.95
9 All About Me Literacy Bag $19.95
10 Community Helpers Literacy Bag $19.95
11 Scissor Skills Literacy Bag $19.95
12 Fine Motor Skills Literacy Bag $19.95
13 Flat Stanley Literacy Bag $19.95
14 Fraction Fun Literacy Bag $19.95
15 Wild Animals Literacy Bag $19.95
16 Families Literacy Bag $19.95
17 Weather Literacy Bag $19.95
18 Dazzling Dolphins Literacy Bag $19.95
  Total: $359.10

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