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a hand holding a white envelope on a light blue background Dear Teachers

Who knows what you need better than you? Well, no one does, of course! It is time to start using that knowledge to inform the people around you of your needs.

This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Appropriate Age Range: Jr. High

Materials Needed:

  • Pen, paper, envelope, & stamp
  • OR device with word processor and access to email


Think about all of the accommodations we talked about today and how each one could help you in the physical classroom or virtual classroom. Write a letter to give your teachers at the beginning of the school year that itemizes your needs in their classroom.


Use this letter to give to your teachers for next school year. This will be good information for them at the beginning of the school year. They will see how good you are at advocating for your needs while at the same time learning what they can do to help you out.



Heather Pichette-Spencer, Teacher of the Visually Impaired at Duval County Public Schools, FL

Jennifer Stelmach, Teacher of the Visually Impaired at Duval County Public Schools, FL and Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

Susan Drake, Special education teacher and student in VI college program at Missouri State University

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