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Mrs. Pickens from Austin TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Imagination Building

My students need science STEM bin materials, such as a Qubits set, LEGOs, and a K'Nex kit, as well as scratch off stickers, a food scale, hygiene kits, and polo shirts.

  • $608 goal

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My Students

My students are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind. They have hearing loss ranging from mild to profound. My campus serves as the high school level Regional Day School Program for the Deaf in our area.

Students are bused in from surrounding school districts to receive specialized services such as deaf education teachers, an audiologist, speech pathologist, VI teacher, and sign language interpreters.

Most of our students come from low-income households and many have limited access to language (spoken English or sign language) at home. It is imperative for our students to learn new skills in hands-on, visual ways!

My Project

I teach Daily Living Skills classes as well as Community Based Vocational Instruction classes. We have units ranging from the food chain to simple machines to basic cooking in DLS. Our STEM bins will be filled with materials, such as a K'Nex set, Legos, and a Qubits set, for my students to be able to show a visual representation of their knowledge.

Bubbling answers is so 1990s; my students deserve more!

STEM bins will be a fun and interactive way for them to show concept mastery by constructing the parts of a food chain, for example.

This year I am using choice boards, which look like Tic Tac Toe boards, for each unit of study. My students will be able to choose how they want to show me that they understand the content. (Examples include a written journal entry, building a model, using art, verbal/signed response on our green screen, and etc.) The stickers will be used for them to scratch off an assignment once it has been completed.

In my CBVI classes, my students will be going off campus to train at various job sites, such as restaurants, retirement homes, and retail stores. I am drilling home the importance of personal hygiene in the workplace.

I am requesting personal hygiene kits, including toothpaste/brushes, combs, deodorant, and hair ties, and extra basic polo shirts as backups for days when these needs are not met at home. They must look professional to go off campus and train in the community.

Mrs. Pickens
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEM Educational Toy Building Set: 84 Piece Qubits Set | Educational and Creative Alternative to Standard Building Blocks | Teaches Spatial Thinking | Imagination Builder | Made in the USA • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Gildan Mens Ultra Cotton Pique Polo Shirt (M) (Royal) • Amazon Business $10.70 5 $53.50
K’NEX 100 Model Building Set – 863 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business $48.20 1 $48.20
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Duck Brand Duct Tape (25 Random Rolls) Colored Duct Tape Multi Pack For Duct Tape Craft Wallet Decorative Designs DIY Duct Tape Bulk Set Lot • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
Jerzees Men's Spot Shield Short Sleeve Polo Sport Shirt, Royal, Medium • Amazon Business $6.79 5 $33.95
Dr. Fresh Travel Kit 3-In-1 Toothpaste/Scope/Toothbrush (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Dr. Fresh Travel Kit 3-In-1 Toothpaste/Scope/Toothbrush (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
1" Scratch Off Sticker Labels - Gold Round Circle, Pack of 150 • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Arm & Hammer Ultra Max Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant, Fresh, 1 Ounce Travel Size (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
LOUISE MAELYS 4pcs Folding Pocket Hair Brush Comb with Mirror Travel Set Gift Idea • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Specialty Folding Pocket Pop Up Brush/Mirror (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $6.58 2 $13.16
ARM & HAMMER Essentials Natural Deodorant, Fresh 2.5 oz (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Ozeri ZK14-S Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, Elegant Black • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Gildan Mens Ultra Cotton Pique Polo Shirt (L) (Royal) • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Gildan Mens Ultra Cotton Pique Polo Shirt (XL) (Royal) • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Jerzees Men's Spot Shield Short Sleeve Polo Sport Shirt, Royal, Large • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
Jerzees Men's Spot Shield Short Sleeve Polo Sport Shirt, Royal, X-Large • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
Jerzees Men's Spot Shield Short Sleeve Polo Sport Shirt, Royal, Small • Amazon Business $7.01 1 $7.01
Goody Women's Ouchless 2 mm Elastics, Neutral, 50 Count • Amazon Business $5.04 1 $5.04
Goody Women's Ouchless 2 mm Elastics, Neutral, 50 Count • Amazon Business $5.04 1 $5.04
Goody - Hair Products Family Set of 6 Combs - Assorted Colors - 1 Pack • Amazon Business $4.03 1 $4.03
Goody - Hair Products Family Set of 6 Combs - Assorted Colors - 1 Pack • Amazon Business $4.03 1 $4.03

Materials cost

$478.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.09

Total project goal

$607.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$607.25

12 Donors

-$580.42

Donations toward project cost

-$516.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.83

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$0.00

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