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Ms. Camoes from Gilroy CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Careers That Match Passions

Help me give my students he opportunity to acquire greater awareness about careers and postsecondary education.

  • $179 goal

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My Students

My students come from different backgrounds. All of them have some learning challenges. They are special education teenagers. In our high school they attend general education classes, but they have me as a case manager.

They spend 12% of the time in my room, where they use a reading program and complete work for their general education classes with support.

Most of the students are low income. They do not have many resources, but they enjoy what we offer at school. Some of them are seniors, and they have already started the application for our city's Community College.

My Project

We will start the Project with a class discussion about where each student is in their post high school education and career planning. They have access to a computer with internet, and to colored pencils and markers.

Students will elaborate their college and career planning.

Each student will be given a folder, paper, pencil, some labels, and post-it. They will plan their future career directing it towards their dream job, and creating an illustration and/or writing about it, at first. They will use the computers to check a suggested list of websites related to education and careers, and they will take notes about important information on handouts. Their annotations, drawings and plans will be kept in the folder.

In subsequent sessions, students will have activities related to the project, such as each will display a short description of their desired career around the classroom, and the other students will walk around reading it, and adding comments or questions using post-it. They will discuss the results. Students will be supported to contact professionals working in careers they are interested. We will invite at least one professional to visit our classroom and talk about their education and career experience. Their folders will be displayed.

Ms. Camoes
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEMSFX Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder (Pack of 6 Folders Assorted Colors) For Letter Size Papers, Includes Business Card Slot • Amazon Business $15.98 3 $47.94
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Bright Neons, Great for Reminders, Value Pack, 67% Plant-Based Adhesive by Weight, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Invisible Tape, 1 Core, 3/4x1000, 12/PK, Clear (BSN32953) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
TOPS 1-Subject Notebooks, Spiral, 8" x 10-1/2", College Rule, Color Assortment May Vary, 70 Sheets, 6 Pack (65007) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Avery Address Labels with Sure Feed for Laser Printers, 1" x 2-5/8", 750 Labels – Great for FBA Labels (5260), White • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 30 Count (13830) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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