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Ms. Schubert from South Holland IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Safe and Independent Life Skills!

Help me give my students an opportunity to safely learn how to handle food, categorize, shop, and provide safe real life experiences to prepare them for independence and adult living.

  • $369 goal

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My Students

I have thirteen exceptional young adults in my high school and transition classroom. In addition, I co-teach with the vocational coordinator and I have 1 teacher’s assistant and two aides who work with my students’ behavioral needs. My class is a self-contained, multi-needs room with varying disabilities such as Developmental Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, Downs Syndrome, Behavior and Emotional Disorders, Communication Disorders, etc. Our school is in a low-income, poverty-stricken area where funding is not always available. We constantly focus on our students’ needs to become independent young adults.

My ambitious young adults require a great amount accommodations and hands on experiences to work on vocational tasks and independence for their adult years.

My young adults require materials to be hands-on to provide real life experiences. Each day my students are learning a variety of subjects such as: math, language, reading, writing, banking skills, real life problem solving, and vocational task work. My students work within the school doing jobs such as crushing pop cans, shredding paper, running the snack cart, and recycling. Some students work at sheltered workshops and a local thrift store. Please consider donating to these aspiring young adults to make them successful their future.

My Project

These items will provide my students with safe and real opportunities to practice life skills, vocational training, and preparing them for adult hood.

The cutting board activity will allow my students to practice knife skills in a safe environment to practice holding a knife, properly cutting food, and categorizing items in the kitchen.

Some of the other activities will provide opportunities for my students to safely fulfill orders, read a menu, promote safe kitchen skills, and social opportunities. Melissa and Doug kitchen sets allow for a unique way to help lower functioning students, and provide opportunities to experience real-life scenarios in the kitchen.

Ms. Schubert
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, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter (Play Food and Accessories, 28 Pieces, Realistic Scooper, 13.6" H x 8.6" W x 7.7" L) • Amazon Business $41.36 1 $41.36
Melissa & Doug Top and Bake Wooden Pizza Counter Play Food Set (Pretend Play, Helps Support Cognitive Development, 34 Pieces, 7.75" H x 9.25" W x 13.25" L) • Amazon Business $40.97 1 $40.97
Melissa & Doug Fill & Fold Taco & Tortilla Set (Play Food, Sliceable Wooden Mexican Play Food, Skillet & More, 43 Pieces) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Melissa & Doug Prepare & Serve Pasta (Pretend Play, Felt Kitchen Set, Easy to Use, 50+ Piece Set, 10” H x 9” W x 3” L) • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Companion Collection (Play Sets & Kitchens, Multiple Role Play Items, Helps Develop Social Skills) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Melissa & Doug Tip & Sip Toy Juice Bottles (Play Food Set, 6 Pieces) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Melissa & Doug Slice-and-Bake Wooden Cookie Play Food Set, Pretend Play, Materials, 28 Pieces, 10.5" H x 13.5" W x 3.25" L • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set (Wooden Play Food, Attractive Wooden Crate, Introduces Part and Whole Concepts, 17-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Felt Play Food Sandwich Set (Pretend Play, Easy to Clean, Includes Play Ideas, 33 Durable Pieces) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Fridge Food Wooden Play Food Set (Pretend Play, Hand-Painted Wood, Sturdy Construction, 9 Pieces) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Condiment Set (Pretend Play, Sturdy Metal Caddy, Realistic Sound Effects, 6 Pieces) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Fridge Fillers (Pretend Play Grocery Toys, 20 Pieces) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
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 $8.99 1 $8.99

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