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Mrs. Leary from Stamford CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Vocational Experiences for Special Needs

Help me give my students some learning experiences for job opportunities and rewards. The students are in a vocational program and these items will help them out so much!

  • $561 goal

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My Students

The students I teach are high school aged. They all have some kind of disability, ranging from learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, intellectually disabled, and autistic, to name a few. The students are eager to learn and to get the help they need to meet their academic goals.

Every student should have the same chance to learn and succeed in school no matter what socio-economic status they come from.

I try and make my students feel special, so they can all reach their highest potential!

My Project

My students can learn how to shred items with the shredder I am asking for to get "paid" (rewarded) for what they are learning, and get real-life experiences as well. They will also learn proper social skills and how to act appropriately in different situations. Also, the aromatherapy is helpful to calm students down and make for a calm environment. I also picked some snacks that motivate the students for their hard work!

They will learn to do certain vocational jobs and then can do it in the real world by doing these jobs around the school setting.

These students need reinforcements for real life experiences. They will learn certain social skills, skills for on the job training, and how to de-stress when needed that would be appropriate for a work place situation. This will get them ready for a "job" outside of the school setting when they graduate high school.

Mrs. Leary
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics 12 Sheet Cross-Cut Paper/CD/ Credit Card Shredder • Amazon Business $54.39 1 $54.39
Mega Snacks (50 Count) Variety Care Package Gift Box - College Students, Military, Work or Home - Over 3 Pounds of Snacks! • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Healthy Snacks Care Package (Count 30) - Discover a whole new world of Healthy Snacks • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
HALLOWEEN - HUGE Assorted Candy PARTY MIX BOX 6.25 LBS/100 OZ Over 250 Individually Wrapped Candies like Skittles Lifesavers Haribo Starburst Fireballs Jolly Ranchers Sour Patch Dubble Bubble & MORE • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Crayola Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Great for Adult Coloring, 50 Count • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
16 Inspirational Classroom Posters - Chalkboard Motivational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations 13 x 19 (Paper) 002 • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Life Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, 2 edition • Amazon Business $27.26 1 $27.26
Mulcolor Essential Oil Diffuser, 2Pack 250ml Aromatherapy Diffuser for Essential Oils, Aroma Oil Diffuser Humidifier, Ultrasonic Diffuser Wood Grain, Waterless Auto Shut off, 7 Colors Light • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14-17-Year-Olds • Amazon Business $23.21 1 $23.21
Tootsie Pops-Variety Pack, 100 Pops, 60 Ounces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Pencil Grip Crossover Grip Ergonomic Writing Aid for Righties and Lefties, 6 Count Metallic Colors (TPG-17706) • Amazon Business $9.74 2 $19.48
Radha Beauty Aromatherapy Top 8 Essential Oils 100% Pure & Therapeutic grade - Basic Sampler Gift Set & Kit (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Frankincense and Rosemary) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Survival Signs and Symbols Learning Cards • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy, Bulk Halloween Candy, 5 Pounds • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Elmer's Tac 'N Stik Reusable Adhesive • Amazon Business $1.89 4 $7.56
Coloring Books for Adults Relaxation: Adult Coloring Books: Flowers, Animals and Garden Designs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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