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Mrs. Weisgerber from Blue Springs MO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing Job Skills for Life Skills Students

Help me give my students the materials needed to create projects in our Beginning Work Experience class by allowing them to take pictures, organize materials with tape, trays and labels, and package finished projects with ribbon and boxes.

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My Students

As an educator in a specialized instruction program, my students are faced with numerous obstacles on a daily basis. The obstacles range anywhere from life skills deficits, social skills, emotional needs, academic delays, and transitional needs. These students come to school each day with the desire to feel special and important. I am looking for creative ways to bring real-life experiences into the classroom, that are age-appropriate, in a simple and meaningful way.

In my classroom, we focus on the student’s ability, not the disability!

My classes serve students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder, and specific learning disabilities. The typical student in my class reads at a first or second-grade level and struggles with everyday life skills. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control all of their obstacles, however, I can certainly control their experiences they get during the school day.

My Project

Students in our Essential Life Skills Program are putting their skills to work in our Beginning Work Experience class. The materials in this project will help these students learn to follow multi-step directions with a "job-like" purpose. My students will complete a hands-on project independently, learn how to set up and clean up a work area, practice their communication skills working in groups, and learn life skills by completing tasks and meeting deadlines.

The donations to this project will empower my students to complete a real-life activity independently with an end purpose.

Trays, tape, and labels will aid my students in organizing all their materials from the beginning stages and throughout the entire process. Students will be taking pictures of places around our campus and then putting copies of these pictures on coasters they are making. They will use the boxes and ribbons to package and deliver their final product. I have seen how hands-on activities have impacted my students in the past, I am hopeful that this will aid in participation and empower them to want to learn to be independent with job-related skills.

Mrs. Weisgerber
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS Digital Camera (Red) with 10x Optical Zoom and Built-In Wi-Fi with 16GB SDHC + Replacement battery + Protective camera case Along with Deluxe Cleaning Bundle • Amazon Business $169.99 1 $169.99
Crayola Artista II Washable Liquid Tempera Paint, Set of 12, 16oz , Assorted Colors (54-8216) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
New Star Foodservice 24692 Fast Food Tray, 14 by 18-Inch, Black, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Box Partners Corrugated Mailers, 5" x 5" x 2", 50 Each per Bundle (M552) • Amazon Business $34.09 1 $34.09
ASURION 3 Year Camera Accident Protection Plan with Tech Support $150-174.99 • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Kyodoled Large Cash Box with Money Tray and Lock, Metal Money Box Safe, Cash Register,5 Compartments Cantilever Tray & 4 Spring-Loaded Clips for Bills,11.81"x 9.45"x 3.54", Black • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
DYMO LetraTag LT-100H Handheld Label Maker for Office or Home (1749027), Colors May Vary • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
3 Pack 1" inch x 60yd STIKK Purple Painters Tape 14 Day Easy Removal Trim Edge Finishing Decorative Marking Masking Tape (.94 in 24MM) • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Artlicious - 1 inch Foam Paint Brush Value Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
2" inch x 60yd STIKK Purple Painters Tape 14 Day Easy Removal Trim Edge Finishing Decorative Marking Masking Tape (1.88 in 48MM) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Morex Poly Crimped Curling Ribbon, 3/16-Inch by 500-Yard, Purple • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
Morex Poly Crimped Curling Ribbon, 3/16-Inch by 500-Yard, Bright Yellow • Amazon Business $6.91 1 $6.91
Command Hooks, 6 hooks, 8 strips, Medium (17065CLR-6ES) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
PM Company Securit Bank Deposit/Utility Zipper Coin Bag, 11 X 6 Inches, Black (04621) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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