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Ms. Nevin from Reno NV is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Assist Me in Becoming an Independent, Active Citizen

Help me give my students storage bins, thermal blankets, Velcro, and other materials needed to adapt their vocational curriculum.

  • $851 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2022.

This project expired on January 29, 2022.

My Students

My students all have intellectual disabilities that range in the severe to profound categories. Many are also impacted with physical disabilities, visual impairments and/or are deaf or hard of hearing impairments. I am providing my students with the opportunity to learn about jobs available in our community and the skills needed to perform various entry-level jobs. Skills will be taught in the school setting, then the students will demonstrate the ability to generalize their knowledge and ability to the community. The goal is to assist my students in reaching their goals.

They want to work in an integrated environment in their community and becoming an independent, contributing citizen.

COVID has had an enormous impact. My students are not able to train in the community; therefore, they cannot demonstrate the generalization of knowledge.

My Project

Our school recently adopted a new vocational training lab for grades 3-12+ linking to state standards through our standard connectors. We serve a variety of students with disabilities who have unique learning needs. This grant will fund the materials used to adapt the lab so all of our students will have access to the hands-on job and vocational skills training program.

The vocational training lab will need adaptations to assist in accessing curriculum for those with physical and learning impairments, as well as a variety of communication and literacy levels.

These adaptations may include but are not limited to adding forms of communication such as tactile supports for those with vision impairments, adding appropriate symbols to enhance receptive and expressive communication skills with the literature, such as providing real objects or real-life photos to accompany literary text. These adaptations are a function of best practices and research-supported methods of instruction when serving individuals with significant impairments.

These materials and adaptations will assist in the process of building student vocational skill sets and closing the gap between students with disabilities and their grade-level peers. In addition, because each student will have curriculum adapted to their needs, should a student or school need to move to distance learning materials could be sent home, ready and adapted to continue educational services and learning.

Ms. Nevin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all 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 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS USA TB Pearl Plastic Storage Bin Tote Organizing Container with Durable Lid and Secure Latching Buckles, 5 Qt, 10 Count • Amazon Business $38.98 5 $194.90
Swiss Safe Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets + Bonus Gold Foil Space Blanket. Designed for NASA, Outdoors, Survival, First Aid, Silver, 25 Pack • Amazon Business $23.73 4 $94.92
VELCRO Brand Thin Clear Tape | 15 Ft x ¾” | Cut Strips to Length | Home Office or Crafts Fastening Solution | Large Roll, 91325 • Amazon Business $16.11 5 $80.55
8 Pieces Pan Handle Sleeve Heat Resistant Pot Sleeve Grip Non-Slip Skillet Pot Holder Machine Washable Cast Iron Handle Cover Assist Handle Holder for Skillet Pan Griddle, 4 Styles, 3 x 6 Inch • Amazon Business $13.49 5 $67.45
awtlife 24pcs Cast Iron Lucky Horseshoes Vintage Wedding Favors Party Favor Decorations • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Maydahui 35PCS Vintage Bronze Jingle Bells (1.7"X 1.5") for Dog Doorbell & Potty Training, Housebreaking, Making Wind Chimes,Christmas Bell • Amazon Business $10.77 3 $32.31
Arts and Crafts for Kids Big Count, Non-Toxic, Waxed Yarn, Fidget Toy, Reusable Molding and Sculpting Playset, American Made by Wikki Stix, 468 pack • Amazon Business $26.29 1 $26.29
BCW 2-Pocket Clear Protective Pages, Pocket Dimension 7-1/8" x 5-1/2" (50-Count) • Amazon Business $11.75 2 $23.50
BCW Pro 4-Pocket Photo Page, 3.5-Inch x 5.25-Inch (20 Pages) • Amazon Business $10.50 2 $21.00
Community Safety Signs Set Of 32 • Amazon Business $18.06 1 $18.06
Puffy Premium Quality Nontoxic Set of 24 Bright Colors. Safe for Kids, for School Projects, Permanent on Fabric, Canvas 3D Paint, 24 Pack, Multicolor, 24 Fl Oz • Amazon Business $17.93 1 $17.93
36 Pieces Plastic Frogs Toy Realistic Frog Toy Decorations Mini Vinyl Frogs Fun Rain Forest Character Toys Realistic Frog Figures Lifelike Plastic Frogs Toy for Crafting Party Supplies Home Decor Game • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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