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Mrs. Aguayo from Twentynin PLM CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Teach Life Skills

Help me give my students a stove, washing machine, a dryer, and gardening supplies to practice life skills such as cooking lessons, laundry, gardening, and other necessary skills to be a productive adult.

  • $2,233 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach students ranging from the ages of 12-22 in a specialized program for students with special needs behaviorally, emotionally, and/or intellectually. The highly diverse environment and needs of every student are demanding in nature. They come to our program needing assistance with social skills, behavioral intervention, academic deficits, and life skills for success.

All of my students are working on emotional regulation and anger management in order to become successful citizens.

Their goals include learning new trades as professions and being able to join the work force to become successful, self-sufficient adults. They're working towards these goals by learning to overcome barriers such as the ability to work positively with one another, accepting criticism, and directions. This process includes focusing on behavioral social skills while integrating academics to help them to fully flourish into the adult we all know they can become.

My Project

I am asking for appliances and furniture that will help create the facility to teach basic life skills to students who are working towards graduation and life after secondary school.

By purchasing a washer, dryer, dishwasher, dining room furniture, gardening beds, seeds and tools, we will be able to create the appropriate facility to teach these highly valuable life skills.

For many these skills have never been taught and desperately need these basic survival skills. By building a fully functioning kitchen, laundry room, and garden, there will be an available opportunity to teach life skills. While simultaneously using it to build community with parents and have family dinner nights in our own school facilities. This will help students find pride in learning these skills and build a stronger rapport for students, teachers, and parents.

This facility is going to take a lot of generosity of our donors and a lot of labor from our staff. However, the pay off will be 10x more rewarding when we see the pride on our student's faces when they serve their parents a homemade meal, made specifically by them.

Mrs. Aguayo
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amana - 4.8 Cu. Ft. Freestanding Electric Range - Stainless steel • Best Buy Education $396.10 1 $396.10
Frigidaire - 24'Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher - Stainless steel • Best Buy Education $320.08 1 $320.08
Insignia? - 4.1 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer - White • Best Buy Education $261.60 1 $261.60
Insignia? - 6.7 Cu. Ft. 10-Cycle Electric Dryer - White • Best Buy Education $255.03 1 $255.03
Poly and Bark Trattoria Side Chair in Polished Gunmetal (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $119.62 2 $239.24
Watex Urban Farming WX038 Two Tiers Raised Garden Bed Kit,Micro Irrigation kit included, Grey • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Dewitt 4-Foot by 50-Foot 12-Year Weed Barrier Fabric 12YR450 • Amazon Business $26.47 1 $26.47
YEAHBEER 50 ft Garden Hose,Latex Core with 3/4 Solid Brass Fittings,Durable and Lightweight Expandable Water Hose,8-Mode High Pressure Spray Nozzles,Free Storage Bag + Hook • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Scotts 25-Year Pro Fabric, 3 by 150-Feet • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
100 6-Inch Garden Landscape Staples Stakes Pins - USA Strong Pro Quality Built to Last. Weed Barrier Fabric, Ground Cover, Soaker Hose, Lawn Drippers, Irrigation Tubing, Wireless Invisible Dog Fence • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
TooGet Fragrant Lavender Buds Organic Dried Flowers Wholesale, Ultra Blue Grade - 1/2 Pound • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Sustainable Seed Company Variety Herb Seed Culinary 10 100% Non Gmo Heirloom Basi, Collection Only • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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