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Mrs. Sailer from Peoria IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Skills Pageant for Life-Skills Special Education Students

Help me give my students crowns and sashes for our special needs pageant.

  • $447 goal

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My Students

Our entire school is for students with moderate to severe disabilities who need life-skills based instruction. Our school has eighty students; most students have cognitive and social skills that range from those of an eighteen-month-old to those of a five-year-old. The goal of our program is to provide life-skills based instruction so students can live as independently as possible in the future.

Our students come from throughout the district and were placed in this setting based on their significant special needs.

We spend most of our class time developing self-care skills, in addition to basic reading and math skills. We also take trips into the community so students can practice social skills.

My Project

In early April, our students had their first social skills-based pageant. 20 female contestants ages 5-21 were able to get their hair and makeup done, pick out fancy dresses, and perform poses and a musical number for our entire student body. Several media members came out to support the pageant and many family members attended. We also had a dessert reception and professional photographs were donated. The girls practiced presentation and social skills twice a week for months in advance of the event.

This event was the highlight of our year...but it almost didn't happen!

A few weeks before the pageant, our district funding was rejected and we were scrambling to get everything ordered. We hope that our pageant next year (April, 2020) will not have the same stress and want to order items far in advance. We also hope to include our males in the pageant and allow them a chance to shine as well.

Mrs. Sailer
Grades 6-8
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 40 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pixnor Gorgeous Pretty Rhinestone Tiara Crown Exquisite Headband Comb Pin Wedding Bridal Birthday Tiaras • Amazon Business $6.99 19 $132.81
Tytroy Royal King Gold Jeweled Plastic Dress up Crown Costume Accessory • Amazon Business $6.99 19 $132.81
Blank Sash - 8 Pack - Customizable Satin Sashes for Homecoming, Pageants, Parties, Parades | White, 33 x 4 Inches • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Counting Mars 12 Pcs Blank Satin Sash for DIY, Bachelorette Party Decorations and Wedding, Black • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Stuffwholesale 4inch Height Floral Full Crown Austrian Rhinestone Crystal Tiara Bridal Wedding Hair Accessory (Silver) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Royal Jeweled King's Crown - Costume Accessory • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88

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