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Ms. Papillion from Houston TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Job Training Skills in the Classroom: Making Meaningful Connections

Help me give my students the resources they need to learn basic job training skills such as play groceries to learn to sack, a cash register to learn cashier work, and a file folder for clerical skills.

  • $691 goal

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My Students

I am a life skills teacher and my students are 11th and 12th graders that are transitioning into the workforce. They may not understand the same as their non-disabled peers, but they want the same things from life. They have friends and family that they love. They like social interactions and experiencing the world around them. They want to have independence to live productive lives, just like everyone else. My students are working hard in general employment skills and work-based learning to acquire entry-level skills to enter the workforce.

My Project

Employment skills cannot be simply taught through video explanations and worksheets. All students need real-world, practical, hands-on experience to gain the skills necessary for a first-time entry-level position. Students with special needs struggle with abstract thinking and need more concrete examples and practice to learn these skills.

My students have a greater success of obtaining employment if they are equipped with the resources and training now during their transition years of high school.

These resources will help my student learn skills not only needed for employment, but in their daily living. My students will take these skills and apply it to their future goals of living independent, productive lives. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Home Office Shredder • Amazon Business $51.99 2 $103.98
IRIS USA, Inc. PI-B3 IRIS Metal Garment Rack with Wood Shelves, Black/Dark Brown • Amazon Business $75.26 1 $75.26
Honey-Can-Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer with 12 Plastic Drawers • Amazon Business $48.50 1 $48.50
Classroom Keepers 30-Slot Mailbox, Blue (001318) • Amazon Business $41.30 1 $41.30
Theo Klein Electronic Toy Cash Register • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Spectrum Diversified Wire Storage Basket, Large, Chrome • Amazon Business $18.90 2 $37.80
Learning Resources A to Z Alphabet Groceries, 26 Pieces • Amazon Business $27.91 1 $27.91
Yootech Wireless Charging Bundle, [2 Pack] 10W Max Qi-Certified Wireless Charging Pad Stand, Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs MAX/XR/XS,Galaxy Note 10/Note 10 Plus/S10Plus(No AC Adapter) • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
Broom and Dustpan Set with Lid, Stainless Steel Long Handle and Light Weight Lobby Broom Combo, Upright Dust Pan Ideal for Home, Kitchen, Room, Office Use by QJQBMAI • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Transparent Braille Computer Keyboard Overlays Stickers (Lexan Material and 3M Adhesive Does Not Slip, Ooze, or Curl) for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Windows PC) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
GILOBABY Kids Play Food Toys, Cutting Fast Food Set Kitchen Toys for Toddler Girls Boys, Pretend Role Play Toys for Educational Preschool Learning • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Learning Resources Veggie Farm Sorting Set, Pretend Play Food, 46 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $17.82 1 $17.82
Melissa & Doug Fridge Food Wooden Play Food Set (Pretend Play, Hand-Painted Wood, Sturdy Construction, 9 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Expanding File Folder 24 Pockets, Multi-Color Accordion A4 Document Organizer with Expandable Wallet Stand – Works on A4 Size and Letter Size • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Learning Resources Time Activity Set, Analog Clock, Tactile Learning, 41 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Learning Resources Pretend and Play, Play Money, Counting, Math, Currency, 150 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House! Grocery Cans, Pretend Play, Pop-Off Lids, Sturdy Cardboard construction, 10 Cans, 13” H x 5” W x 2.75” L • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Shelf Boxes (Pretend Play, Pre-Assembled, Sturdy Cardboard, 11 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31

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