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Mrs. O'Connor from Meriden CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating the Successes!

Help me give my students a fun way to celebrate their successes as well as provide closure to them during their transitional years by making unique individual T-shirts.

  • $327 goal

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My Students

I am a speech-language pathologist who provides related services to approximately 50 students with varying learning needs in a high school in an urban district. The needs range from moderate to severe deficits include significant cognitive impairments, communication impairments, physical limitations, social/behavioral deficits, and visual impairments. Our students attend school in-person full-time, in cohorts as well as a number of students who have chosen to attend school as distance learners. Meeting the varying needs has been challenging this year.

With schools being mandated to close last year, there was no way to provide closure and transition some of our highest-needs students in a way that was meaningful for them.

The materials purchased through this project would provide our students with a fun, interactive, social event that would celebrate their individual successes and provide closure and recognition for those students transitioning to vocational programs.

My Project

The t-shirts and party-ware will be used to celebrate our students' successes this school year in a fun, interactive, and engaging way. The students will work together to plan and create their celebration including invitations, menu, and creating their own t-shirt representing their own uniqueness. Our end-of-the-year celebration will also be used to help provide closure for those students transitioning to other vocational training programs in the community. Our students have significant special needs and they often struggle with transitions and changes. As many students around the world have experienced this past year, providing meaningful, rich, social experiences has been challenging. We want to help our students by providing them a way to celebrate their individual accomplishments in a meaningful manner as well as provide closure as some transition.

Mrs. O'Connor
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Party, 18 Pre-Filled Bottles, Creative Group Activity, All-in-1 Fashion Design Kit, 1 Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $22.24 2 $44.48
Hanes Men's 3-Pack Tagless Crew Neck T-Shirt, White, Large • Amazon Business $9.76 3 $29.28
3 Cotton Hanes® T-shirts White, M • Amazon Business $9.76 3 $29.28
Hanes 3-Pack White Crew Neck T-Shirt (XL) • Amazon Business $9.76 3 $29.28
16” Royal Blue Tissue Pom Poms, DIY Paper Flower Hanging Party Decorations, Pack of 5 • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
16” Yellow Big Tissue Pom Poms Paper Flower Hanging Party Decorations, Pack of 5 • Amazon Business $9.90 2 $19.80
Hanes Men's 3-Pack Tagless Crew Neck T-Shirt, White, XX-Large • Amazon Business $9.76 2 $19.52
Perfect Stix - PS 2 PLY DINNER NAP Navy Blue 125CT 2 Ply Dinner Napkin Navy Blue, 3" Height, 4" Width, 8" Length 125ct • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
amscan 650013.1 Sunshine Yellow Round Paper Plates | Big Party Pack | 50ct (650013.09) • Amazon Business $10.06 1 $10.06
Bright Royal Blue Paper Plate Big Party Pack, 50 Ct • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Gold Glitter Congratulations Banner Triangle Flag Banner with 12 Pieces Gold Hanging Swirls for Wedding Retirement Graduation Anniversary Party Decorations • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
amscan Yellow Sunshine 2-Ply Luncheon Napkins, 50 Ct. | Party Tableware, 6.5" x 6.5" • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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