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Mrs. Coulter from Hagerstown MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyone Can Build Independence!

Help me give my students the supplies they need to build vocational skills and independence!

  • $292 goal

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My Students

Nestled in a Title I school in, MD, my Life Skills classroom is made up of energetic students with disabilities ranging from autism, intellectual delays, and down syndrome. My students are creative, thoughtful and full of questions! They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically.

My students have set high goals for themselves that truly inspire me and guide my teaching!

My Project

Everyone wants to feel independent and be able to complete daily tasks with little to no help. My students have been asking for more responsibility since making school deliveries, running a coffee cart, and typical classroom jobs just aren't enough! Families of my students are also asking how to have their children become more independent at home. The items requested will be used to create a Vocational Skills area in our classroom to teach and practice essential skills that anyone would need as they get older. Students will learn how to brush their teeth, set a table, do laundry, and basic cleaning skills. These skills will build confidence and self-esteem while also opening up many new opportunities and career paths for some amazing kids!

Mrs. Coulter
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 11 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Table Setting & Manners Placemat • Amazon Business $7.97 4 $31.88
Aurora AS810SD 8-Sheet Strip-Cut Paper, CD and Credit Card Shredder Basket • Amazon Business $28.39 1 $28.39
KOBWA Learning Board Dress, Boys and Girls Early Learning Basic Life Skills Toys Quiet Book, Educational Dress Boards Learn to Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace and Tie • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Broom and Dustpan Set - Strongest 30% Heavier Duty - Upright Standing Dust Pan with Extendable Broomstick for Easy Sweeping - Easy Assembly Great Use for Home, Office, Kitchen, Lobby Etc.- by Kray • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Wikor Toothbrush Holder Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser Set Dustproof with Super Sticky Suction Pad Wall Mounted Kids Hands Free Toothpaste Squeezer for Family Washroom bathroom • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
mDesign Compact Modern Kitchen Countertop, Sink Dish Drying Rack, Removable Cutlery Tray - Drain and Dry Wine Glasses, Bowls and Dishes - Metal Wire Drainer in Chrome with Clear Caddy • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Plaskidy Kids Plastic Dinnerware Set of 24 Piece - Includes 4 Kids Plates and Bowls & Cups with Utensils Brightly Colored for Toddler & Kids - Kids Dishes Dishwasher/Microwave Safe Reusable BPA Free • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Camco White/Taupe Collapsible Utility/Laundry Basket – Perfect for Homes, Boats, and RVs – Easy Grip Carrying Handles - Foldable for Compact Storage,small - 51951 • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
Everclean Dustpan and Brush Set with Ergonomic Brush Design, Aqua/White (6670) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Honey-Can-Do HNGT01329 Kid's Tubular Hanger with Clips White, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
8PCS Cleaning Towels for House - Softer Microfiber Cleaning Rags for Kitchen, Car, Glass, Stainless Steel, Premium Absorbent Cleaning Cloths, 2PCS Screen Cloth as Gift • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Caddy for 4 gallon rectagular bucket • Amazon Business $5.83 1 $5.83
Tolco Empty Spray Bottle 8 oz. Frosted Assorted Colors (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46

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