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Mrs. Yan from Staten Island NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Vocational Training With Cricut

Help me give my students a sense of achievement when completing job related skills independently. With the addition of the iron-on Circut Easy Press 2 and accessories, my students with special needs can expand on their blooming business.

  • $702 goal

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My Students

Many of my students are bright, creative young adults whose various disabilities often prevent them from sharing all that they have to offer.

My exciting job is to find ways to make it possible for them to reach their maximum potential in both academic and community settings.

The students that I work with vary in age from 14-21 years of age and are diagnosed with autism and other developmental and learning delays. Our students are also being taught how to become a vital part of their local community while still engaging in academics. Often their days include going to vocational sites and being integrated within the community to prepare them for adulthood.They are in a special education program geared toward exposing them to a variety of skill sets with the hope that they begin to develop life passions.

My Project

My occupational therapy (OT) department focuses on promoting independence to all our high school students with special needs. We work on vocational readiness skills along with executive funtioning skills (the ability to attend, plan, organize, and complete tasks). In OT, we created a greeting card business called Hungerford Cards in which the students have complete autonomy in designing, assembling, marketing, and selling the cards with my guidance. Many skills are addressed while creating something they enjoy. Money is managed and budgeted with the students in terms of reinvesting for supplies and rewarding ourselves with a pizza/ice cream party. We want to expand on our business and begin creating iron-on shirts to sell along with maintaining our growing card business. These projects will hone in on their vocational skills while creating and completing beautiful artwork.

Mrs. Yan
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut EasyPress 2, 9x9 Inches • Amazon Business $163.11 1 $163.11
Cricut Tools Bundle Beginner Cricut Guide, Vinyl Pack, Basic Tools and Cricut Explore Fine Point Pens • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Firefly Craft Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV Bundle Pack for Silhouette and Cricut Iron On, Includes 15 Rolls of Best Selling Iron On Colors - 12" x 20" Each • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
Aenllosi Hard Storage Case Compatible with Cricut EasyPress 2 (red, 12"x10") • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Fame Crafts Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV), 12" x 10" 15-Color Starter BUNDLE • Amazon Business $33.97 1 $33.97
Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat 12"X24" 2/Pkg • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Kassa Permanent Vinyl Sheets (Pack of 60, 12” x 12”) - Includes Bonus Squeegee - Bundle of Assorted Colors (Matte & Glossy Craft Paper) - Self Adhesive Outdoor Vinyl for Cricut & Silhouette Cameo • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Cricut Ultimate Fine Point Pen Set, 30 Pack • Amazon Business $23.24 1 $23.24
Cricut EasyPress Mat • Amazon Business $22.48 1 $22.48
Recollections Cardstock Paper, Essentials 20 Colors - 200 Sheets 8-1/2 X 11 • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Bright Idea Premium Permanent Self Adhesive Craft Vinyl Sheets - 45 Pack 12”x12” | Assorted Colors (Glossy, Matte, Metallic) Bundle Pack Adhesive Vinyl for Cricut, Silhouette Cameo, Craft Cutters • Amazon Business $20.25 1 $20.25
Cricut StandardGrip Cutting 12x12 3 Pack • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Recollections Cardstock Paper, 8 1/2" x 11" Dreamy - 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Cricut Tools, Scoring Stylus • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat for Crafting, 6 by 12-Inch (2001972) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Cricut Replacement Cutting Blades for Cutting Machines • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Cardstock Paper Value Pack, 8.5" x 11" in White by Recollections • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5”x11”, 65lb/176 gsm, Bright White, 75 Sheets (90905) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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