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Ms. Cirignani from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Vocational Training Tools

Help me give my students outlets to practice vocational skills, that will set them up for post-secondary success!

  • $550 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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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 26 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

A Life Skills classroom is intended to prepare students for life beyond the classroom. I want to prepare all of my students for future employment. Many of my students have expressed interest in working in the retail and food industry.

I am asking for equipment to create an authentic grocery store, restaurant, and bank inside our classroom!

Students will be able practice stocking shelves, taking orders, customer service skills and so much more! These vocational skills will help my students to focus on the tasks, use their time wisely, follow directions and interact with fellow students and faculty. Support inclusion in the workplace!

Ms. Cirignani
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Corrugated Mailroom Sorter, 30 Compartments, Blue (80303U01C) • Amazon Business $32.99 2 $65.98
Learning Resources A to Z Alphabet Groceries, 26 Pieces • Amazon Business $27.52 2 $55.04
TOYSTER'S My Play Shop Wooden Grocery Store Stand | Pretend Play Kitchen Workshop for Toddler Girls and Boys | Farmers Market Lemonade Wood Toy Includes Play Fruits, Vegetables and Ice Cream • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
AmazonBasics 4-Shelf Shelving Unit on 3'' Casters, Black • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
40 PCs Play Food Toys, Pretend Play Kitchen Set Cutting Fruits Play Kitchen Sets Toddlers Pretend Food Playset Children Toy Food Set • Amazon Business $18.95 2 $37.90
Cans Toys Grocery Store Play Set - 16-Piece Stackable Cardboard Cans with Removable Lids, Kids Pretend Play Food Canned Goods, Playhouse Kitchen Accessories for Boys and Girls, 16 Assorted Designs • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
AmazonBasics 6-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Melissa & Doug Grocery Boxes for Pretend Kitchens and Shopping (11 Piece) • Amazon Business $9.50 3 $28.50
Learn & Climb Play Money Set for Kids – Realistic Dollar Bills, Coins, Credit & Debit Cards & Checkbook. Add-on for Pretend Play Cash Register • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
100 Toothbrushes Standard Medium Soft Individually Wrapped By Natraco • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Adams Guest Check Pads, Single Part, Perforated Guest Receipt, 3-2/5" x 6-1/4", 50 Sheets per Pad, 10 Pack (525SW) • Amazon Business $8.51 2 $17.02
Learning Resources Pretend and Play Checkbook With Calculator • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Learning Resources LER2656 Pretend & Play Checkbook Checks • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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