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Mrs. Douie from Philadelphia PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking, Growing, Thinking, and Learning in Our Classroom

Help me give my students various items to increase our ability to continue our personal maintenance, domestic maintenance, and fine motor skill growth! As well as items to help increase our critical thinking to support our STEM/STEAM activities! This includes a cookware set, K'NEX, puzzles, and other items.

  • $702 goal

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My Students

I am an Autistic Support Special Education Teacher of a Public School in Philadelphia, and my students are some of the greatest teenagers that I know. My students require a functional curriculum focused on academics, communication, community, domestic, and vocational skills. This means that my job is to help prepare my students for life outside and after middle school and high school. We work on these needed skills through various ways including but not limited to cooking/baking, doing community-based instruction trips, working closely with other classes, and building skills through hands on materials. Even though my students experience economic struggles and academic barriers, they come to school every day and work their hardest in our room!

Our school is a school that provides 100% free breakfast and lunch just to give you an idea of the poverty level they come from.

Please help me to provide some of the things they need to get started for a successful school year. With your help I can help my students to thrive within my classroom.

My Project

The items in our project will allow my students to be able to expand our weekly cooking lessons to help expand our domestic maintenance skills. The pots, pans, cookie sheets, griddle, and cook books will allow us to practice following directions, preparing meals, and cleaning up after ourselves. The laundry detergent and the hampers will allow us to be able to extend our personal maintenance sills in practicing sorting clothing, washing clothing, and drying clothing.

The K'Nex and building items will allow my students to participate in our Think About It Thursday STEM (STEAM) activities that will help promote our critical thinking skills.

The educational games and fine motor activities will help my students practice with and build their fine motor skills which will in turn allow them to increase their abilities in and out of the classroom.

All of these items will allow my students to practice, build, and extend multiple skills that will help to make them more successful both inside and outside of the classroom. These items will allow us to extend our life skills that my students depend on.

Mrs. Douie
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rachael Ray Hard-Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set, Gray with Orange Handles • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
K’NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set ‒ 486 Pieces ‒ Ages 8+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $31.90 2 $63.80
Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure & Prep Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
BLACK+DECKER Family-Sized Electric Griddle with Warming Tray & Drip Tray, GD2051B • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
all Liquid Laundry Detergent, Free Clear for Sensitive Skin, 2X Concentrated, 110 Loads • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Learning Resources Super Sorting Pie, 68 Pieces • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Legato Counting/Sorting Bears; 60 Rainbow Colored Bears, 6 Stacking Cups, Kids Tweezers, Storage Container, and Activity eBook. Quality Educational Toy, Good for STEM and Montessori Programs. • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
50 Recipes for Kids to Cook: Tasty Food To Make Yourself Shown In Step-By-Step Pictures • Amazon Business $11.14 2 $22.28
Wood Folding Mancala in Cardboard Sleeve (Packaging may Vary) • Amazon Business $10.91 2 $21.82
Rachael Ray Yum-o! Nonstick Bakeware 3-Piece Oven Lovin’ Cookie Pan Set, Gray with Orange Silicone Grips • Amazon Business $20.21 1 $20.21
ThinkFun Zingo Bingo Award Winning Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers Age 4 and Up • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Yoovi Early Learning Basic Life Skills Learn to Dress Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/set • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lite-Brite Magic Screen Toy - Retro Style • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
CLUMSY THIEF • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Bigjigs Toys People Who Help Us Puzzle, Multicolored • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Educational Insights Playfoam Shape & Learn Alphabet Set • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
SYUDY Pirate Barrel Game, Pirate Funny Barrel Novelty Toy Bucket Lucky Stab Toys Game, Adult Kids Pirate Bucket Tricky Toy Party Game • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
USATDD Wooden Tetris Puzzle Tangram Jigsaw Brain Teasers Toy Building Blocks Game Colorful Wood Puzzles Box Intelligence Educational Gift For Kids 40 Pcs • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Yazer Pop Up Double Laundry Hamper Mesh Lightweight Save Space Laundry Basket with Two Sides Pockets (Black) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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