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Ms. B. from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Connection in the Community

My students need the experience to show mastery of community-based instruction in authentic settings.

  • $736 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with amazing kids every day and it's a beautiful setting. I am a special education teacher who has the pleasure of working with a group of 22 amazing 6th, 7th and 8th graders who need a lot of real life, hands-on, experiences. As the resource teacher, I pull students out of the classroom to help them become successful in school and in the community. The students that I come in contact with daily are a wonderful and dynamic bunch, eager to be successful.

Keeping my students engaged and making them thirst for the knowledge that education has to offer is what I'm striving to obtain.

Making learning interesting and meaningful is very important to the group of children that I work with every day. We are a 95% poverty school with a diverse population. Although my school has limited resources, my students have an unlimited desire to learn.

My Project

Making the connection with what we learn in the classroom and how it relates to real-world situations are very important to my students. My students will engage in a community based instructional environment which includes purchasing items on a menu, choosing items that are within their budget, understanding paying a bill and appropriate restaurant etiquette.

Going to a fast food restaurant was a very rewarding and learning experience, I can only imagine how rewarding a sit-down restaurant in downtown Chicago will be.

A trip to the Rainforest Cafe will not only provide educational value but also a lifetime experience that many of my students rarely have the opportunity to participate in.

Ms. B.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Food Rainforest Cafe $416.60
Transportation Ammons Transportation Services $170.00

Trip cost

$586.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$625.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.36

Total project goal

$735.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$735.76

1 Donor

-$735.76

Donations toward project cost

-$625.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$110.36

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$0.00

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