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Ms. Foster from Birmingham AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Living Our Life Like It's Golden

My students need Lifeskills Handbooks, posters and character warm ups to help them in the real world.

  • $298 goal

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My Students

I teach high school students with exceptionalities in the Birmingham City School district. These students are from the ages of 14-21. As a product of this system, daily I strive to provide my students with the heartfelt dedication that I feel they need and deserve. These students enter high school lacking basic reading and math skills, and without a realistic goal of what they want to do after they leave high school. My transition class is designed to increase their real-world knowledge and skills in order for them to one day be productive adults after graduating from high school.

My Project

The items that I have selected would greatly benefit my classroom. I am faced with the task of providing instruction on transition skills, but have no materials to do so. I have had to be creative over the years, but sometimes my time and energy is just nonexistent. I am heartbroken at the fact that many other programs are fully funded in my district, but special education is often overlooked. These materials would give my students the necessary skills and knowledge that they desperately need to have a fighting chance at a normal life after graduation. There's nothing like seeing a former student making an honest living at a job that most people would look down upon. However, I teach my students the importance of EVERY job and sincerely want them to be successful when they leave my class in whatever path they choose in life.

Ms. Foster
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of 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 120 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK DAILY WARM-UPS: CHARACTER • School Specialty $19.38 1 $19.38
HANDBOOK 21ST CENTURY LIFESKILLS: JOB SEARCH GR 9-12 • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
HANDBOOK 21ST CENTURY LIFESKILLS: MANAGING MONEY GR 9-12 • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
HANDBOOK 21ST CENTURY LIFESKILLS: MOVING OUT ON YOUR OWN GR 9-12 • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
HANDBOOK 21ST CENTURY LIFESKILLS: HEALTH AND SAFETY GR 9-12 • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
HANDBOOK 21ST CENTURY LIFESKILLS: CONSUMER SPENDING GR 9-12 • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
HANDBOOK 21ST CENTURY LIFESKILLS: CAR AND DRIVER GR 9-12 • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
POSTER SET SPORTS MOTIVATIONAL • School Specialty $15.61 1 $15.61
POSTER SET 13 3/8X19 BUILDING CHARACTER SET OF 6 • School Specialty $15.61 1 $15.61

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