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Mrs. Chrissy Booe from Livermore CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Independent Living for Exceptional Peeps

Help me give my students the functional living skills needed to support them in their adult life adventures.

  • $619 goal

This project expired on January 4, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are some of the coolest students on the block. The amount of growth that takes place in my classroom daily is immeasurable. Every one of my students are dealt a different hand in life. Some are non-verbal, non-mobile and/or intellectually impaired.

This class teaches them the game of life and how to be an active member in the community!

My students have moderate to severe special education abilities. The abilities of my students range from cerebral palsy, blind, low-cognitive development, epilepsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, deaf and hard-of-hearing. Special education students are allowed to attend high school until the age of twenty-two. Once they turn twenty-two, they are sent on their own to either a group home, assisted living, or fully independent. Each student comes from a unique background; some are better than others. The class dynamics is a sight to see. The students genuinely enjoy learning about adult life and what they may encounter. They have learned how to cook simple breakfasts and lunches with verbal and physical prompts from classroom aides and myself. With assistance, they go out into the community and volunteer at various work sites in the community.

My Project

Our District based adult transition education class caters to individuals who are 18-22 years of age with special education needs. Our goal is to get a heat press so that the student uniforms adhere nicely to the shirts. Our student work is all teacher created and we run out of ink constant. The ink will support our printers and The students in the class need support in all areas of independent living: Functional, vocational, leisure recreation, and social interaction skills as well as community awareness and safety.

These materials will help them create yearly uniforms for their job sites, and printer ink to help support resume building and job search.

The iron-on vinyl and heat press will be used every six months when the students need to make their uniforms for their job sites.

Mrs. Chrissy Booe
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PowerPress Hpm-1515-BK Industrial-Quality Digital Sublimation T-Shirt Heat Press Machine, 15"x15", Black • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99
Brother Genuine LC1033PKS High XL Yield Ink Cartridges • Amazon Business $29.29 5 $146.45
Brother Genuine LC103BK High Yield XL Black Ink Cartridge • Amazon Business $16.78 5 $83.90
Siser EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV for T-Shirts 12 Inches by 10 Feet Roll (White) • Amazon Business $19.00 2 $38.00

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