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Ms. Stanford from Wilburton OK is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Life Skills

Help me give my students the tools to be successful in the real world by learning functioning life skills in the classroom with the help of tools to incorporate cooking, budgeting and life skills.

  • $984 goal

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My Students

My class is an outstanding group of special education students who love hands-on learning and technology. My students disabilities range from Autism, Intellectually disabled, Other health impairments, Traumatic brain injury, Emotionally disturbed, ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia and mild to moderate disabilities.

I have a wonderful group of kids who love to excel beyond everyone's expectations.

I teach students from 6th grade to 12th grade. My students are joyous and smiling even on bad days. I hope to find a way to help them succeed in everyday life.

My Project

This project is directed toward special needs students who will be using multiple life skill activities via hands on learning to help the students learn and grow. This project will help prepare students for real life situations once they have graduated and are functioning as adults on their own or to help a parent whom they may reside with.

This project will help my students begin learning how to function as well as possible with as little assistance as possible.

My students will learn real life skills through cooking a simple recipe each week. They will then copy the recipe and find the prices for each ingredient online. On Thursdays They will then use the play money to "buy" the food and use the air fryer,aprons, mixing tools and bowls to construct and cook the food. This is such an important skill for my special needs students to learn. The students will have a certain amount of money per recipe each week. The students will have to google the ingredients and pick the ingredients (brand) while staying within their price limit for the entire recipe.

The requested math and phonics manipulatives will be used during class time to increase their overall academic achievement. For example, we will use the play money to learn about ordering out, grocery shopping, purchases online and budgeting a bank account. The phonics sight words games will be used for a fun interactive learning experience to help with social interaction among peers in the classroom. High frequency words (sight words)are important in the process of reading. The different types of sight word activities for this project will keep my students engaged and less likely to be bored from repeating the same assignment. I love that my students will have options and different manipulatives to choose from.

Ms. Stanford
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHEFMAN - Toast-Air� 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven + Air Fryer - Silver • Best Buy Education $135.68 1 $135.68
Oregon Scientific SG268R Smart Globe Adventure AR Educational World Geography Kids - Learning Toy • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Little Champion Reader 1,000 Sight Fry Dolch Word-List Flashcards in 10-Pack Bundle Set, Pre-K to 3rd Grade, Teaches 1,000 Dolch Fry High-Frequency Sight Words • Amazon Business $64.95 1 $64.95
Mueller Electric Hand Mixer, 5 Speed 250W Turbo with Snap-On Storage Case and 4 Stainless Steel Accessories for Easy Whipping, Mixing Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, and Dough Batters • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Torlam 131 PCS Base Ten Blocks for Math - Place Value Blocks, Plastic Base 10 Math Manipulatives 1st Grade, Math Counters, Number Blocks, Math Cubes, Counting Cubes for Kids Math • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
hand2mind Rainbow Fraction Tower Cubes, Montessori Math Materials, Fraction Manipulatives, Unit Fraction, Fraction Cubes, Math Manipulatives for Elementary School, Homeschool Supplies (Set of 51) • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96
Mad Dragon: an Anger Control Card Game • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
LOYHUANG Plain Purple Color Bib Aprons Bulk Adult for Women Men Unisex Chef Apron with 2 Pockets for Cooking Baking Kitchen Restaurant Crafting (Purple,6pcs-size24"X28")" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Orchard Toys Shopping List - Educational Memory Game - Age 3-7 - Perfect For Home Learning • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $18.26 1 $18.26
BOSTITCH QuietSharp Executive Heavy Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener & Colored-Pencil Compatible - Black (EPS8HD-BLK) • Amazon Business $18.18 1 $18.18
Coogam Sight Words Swat Game with 400 Fry Site Words and 4 Fly Swatters Set, Dolch Word List Phonics, Literacy Learning Reading Flash Cards Toy Games for Kindergarten,Home School Kids 3 4 5 Year Old • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Key Education Sentence Building for Kids—Sight Word Builder for Early Reading, Speech, Writing, Language, Literacy Resource for Kindergarten-2nd Grade • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources Snap It Up! Phonics & Reading Card Game, Homeschool, Easter Toys for kids, Reading Game, 90 Cards Included, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Practical Life Skills - Independent Living • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Daily Health & Hygiene Skills • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
Learning Resources Time Activity Set, Homeschool, Back to School Activities, School Preparation Toys, Analog Clock, Tactile Learning, 41 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Week-by-Week Phonics Packets: 30 Independent Practice Packets That Help Children Learn Key Phonics Skills and Set the Stage for Reading Success • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension & Fluency: Grade 1 (Week-by-Week Homework For Building Reading Comprehension and Fluency) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
edxeducation Student Place Value Flip Chart - Millions - Double-Sided with Whole Numbers and Decimals - Learn to Count by Ones, Tens, Hundreds, Thousands and Millions • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Toddler Learning Toys Preschool Games: Educational Kids Toys for 3 4 5 6 Year Old Boys Girls Christmas Birthday Gifts| Matching Letter Spelling Game for Kids | Kindergarten Word Activities • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Extra Practice for Struggling Readers: Word Study: Motivating Practice Packets That Help Intermediate Students Learn Key Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots to Succeed in Reading and Writing • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Pop for Addition & Subtraction™ Game • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Bank Account Math • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Glad Mixing Bowls with Pour Spout, Set of 3 | Nesting Design Saves Space | Non-Slip, BPA Free, Dishwasher Safe | Kitchen Cooking and Baking Supplies, White • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Junior Learning JL454 Fractions Flips • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
RTI: Easy Phonics Interventions: Week-by-Week Reproducible Lessons That Teach Key Phonics Skills Students Need to Achieve Reading Success • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
Junior Learning Roll a Word Develop Spelling and Word Formation Dice, Multi • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Silicone Spatula Set of 7, P&P CHEF Heat-Resistant Rubber Spatula Kitchen Utensils Set for Non-stick Cooking Baking Decorating Mixing, Seamless & Flexible Design, Non Toxic & Dishwasher Safe • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Filling Out Forms: Practical Practice Reading • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
50 of Pack 14MM 6 Sided Dice Set Translucent Colors Dice, with Black Pouch for Board Game • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Essential Needs Cards 12 Flash Cards for Visual aid Special Ed, Speech Delay Non Verbal Children and Adults with Autism or Special Needs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Teacher Created Resources Initial Consonants, Blends & Digraphs Flash Cards • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Farberware Professional Plastic Measuring Cups with Coffee Spoon, Set of 5, Colors may vary • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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