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

Vocational Training Room

Help me give my students a Vocational Training Room where they can practice job and daily living skills.

  • $406 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a high school life skills program in Chicago. Being a neighborhood school and over 80% Hispanic and 20% African American, these students are often overlooked.

My classroom serves 39 students with autism and other intellectual disabilities.

My students work on both academic and life skills, in hopes of becoming more independent in their future. Though they might act, look, and learn differently, they deserve every opportunity to receive the best education possible. Thank you in advance for making a difference in my classroom.

My Project

Our school is made up of 3 life skills classrooms. We are partnering with our speech pathologist to create a vocational/daily living/social skills room. Most of the students we serve have autism and need to be explicitly taught skills in an authentic setting. This room will take our students out of the classroom to apply what they have learned in a safe environment inside our school. Our goal is to make every student as independent as possible, whether that's having a job or taking ownership of their personal hygiene. Help us fund our dream vocational room.

Ms. Cirignani
Grades 9-12
Nearly all 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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Montessori Busy Board for Toddlers - Wooden Montessori Toys for Toddlers 3 Years - Travel Toy with Educational Activities and Fine Motor Skills Activity Buckle Toy for 3 Years Old Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
EE100X SocialEmotional MatchUps Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
DD191 Nuts About Sorting • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH344 Stack Build Emotion Kids • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
MEROCO Montessori Practical Life Brushing Teeth Model and Cards Montessori Homeschool Learning Preschool Toys for Toddlers • Amazon Business $26.69 1 $26.69
Rocket Montessori Screw Driver Board, 12 Pcs 2021 Upgraded Great Basic Skills Toy for Kids Preschool Educational Learning Game Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Biubee 11 Pcs Montessori Screw Driver Board Sets- Kids Montessori Screw Materials Practical Basic Life Skills Educational Learning Toys for Children Kids Over 3 Year Old • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
MEROCO Montessori Screw Driver Board for Kids Montessori Materials Basic Skills Educational Learning Toys for 3 4 5 Year Old Kids Toddlers Sensory Montessori Toy Preschool Classroom • Amazon Business $22.69 1 $22.69
YHZAN Montessori Material Early Learning Basic Life Skills Busy Board Learn to Dress Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/Set Toys for Toddlers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources New Sprouts Garden Fresh Salad Set • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
TOYMYTOY 2PCS Learn to Tie Shoes Shoe Tying Teaching Kit Tie Shoes Random Educational Toys Children Wooden Toys Toddler Lacing Shoes Early Education Montessori (Blue + Pink) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Melissa & Doug Lacing Sneaker • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
How to Tie Your Shoes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$310.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$344.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.86

Total project goal

$405.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$405.75

9 Donors

-$323.84

Donations toward project cost

-$275.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.57

match offer

-$81.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$69.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.29

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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