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Ms. Howard from Clifton VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Odds and Ends for Special Education

Help me give my students the items they need to grow independence. A coffee machine (to use for a coffee cart business), velcro, lamination, and timers are a few of the needed items :)

  • $574 goal

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My Students

I teach special education classes including life skills, personal development, history, math, and English at a suburban high school in Centreville, Virginia for students with intellectual disabilities from age 14-22. Despite the many challenges my students face each and every day, they do so with a smile. They work hard to learn new things and are proud of their achievements. I work hard to promote each student's independence, which is especially critical as they begin the transition to post graduation.

My Project

Independence is so important for my students. The materials requested will help me be able to create items that they can use to develop their reading, writing, math, and life skills. Lamination allows me to create materials that can be used over and over again, similar to velcro. Other items like the coffee machine can help us start out coffee cart business to teach students money skills, communication, responsibilities, and career skills such as taking inventory, stocking the cart, and ordering supplies. I know my students will be able to take the materials given to use them to grow in independence.

Ms. Howard
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keurig K55/K-Classic Coffee Maker + 40ct Variety Pack of K-Cups (ship separately) • Amazon Business $109.98 1 $109.98
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 5 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP5854-100),Clear • Amazon Business $19.29 5 $96.45
Self Adhesive Dots, Hompie 1050pcs(525 Pairs) 3/4" Diameter Sticky Back Coins Nylon Coins, Hook & Loop Dots with Waterproof Sticky Glue Coins Tapes, Perfect for School,Office, Home(White),Mother's Day • Amazon Business $13.98 5 $69.90
Award Medal of Honor Trophy Award Set of 48 Includes 24 Gold Winner Award Medals; 24 Gold Award Trophy Statues 6", Award Trophies for Award Ceremonies, Party Favors, Goody Bag Stuffers, Party Supplies • Amazon Business $19.97 2 $39.94
Shopping Basket (Set of 5) Durable Black Plastic with Metal Handles • Amazon Business $38.72 1 $38.72
DESIGNA Rectangular Storage Utility Caddy, Organized Utility,9 1/2 x 5 6/8x 3 15/16 inch, Black and White • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
BERON Professional Vintage TV Movie Film Clap Board Slate Cut Prop Director Clapper (Black) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Prepositions Flash Cards: 40 Positional Language Photo Cards • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Kid's Gift | Deluxe 18” Multicolor Plastic Ring Toss Novelty Game -- Improves Hand-Eye Coordination Portable Ring Toss Party Favor Floor Games for Kids Ages 3 and up - Indoors | Outdoors • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Uigos 2 Pack Digital Kitchen Timer II 2.0 , Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Backing, Stand, for Cooking Baking Sports Games Office (White) (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
QFX REM-115 Jumbo 8-1 Universal Remote Control • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Shark Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
SquareTrade 3-Year Small Appliance Protection Plan ($100-124.99) • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75

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