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Mr. Ashby from Seattle WA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Where Life Skills and Functional Learning Collide!

Help me give my students opportunities to learn transferable functional skills that will equip them for life after high school and become contributing members of society!

  • $875 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incredible young brilliant minds with a vast amounts of abilities and talents waiting to be unleashed! Here at our school, my classroom is a cornucopia of personalities, abilities, and talents. In our classroom, we work on an array of functional life skills and academic lessons. We work hard on preparing each student for life after high school by focusing on challenging academic rigorous activities and skills that are transferable into the community and life after school is over.

Our school is a Title I high school and has over 80% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

The neighborhood has many low-income families. The school itself is widely diverse in population. The needs of our students are great and our funds are limited.

My Project

In order for our students to learn transferable skills they can take into the real world after high school, they need to have work that is differentiated and broken down into small tasks. These tasks are learning simple step work boxes, bagging groceries, household chores such as folding laundry, matching skills, counting skills, telling time, cleaning projects, puzzles and more. Puzzles and group tasks help students learn social skills and turn taking.

This project helps fund the essential tools and resources my classroom needs to transform into a dynamic learning environment where all students can learn functional life skills and succeed in many areas of life.

This is the foundation to which they will draw upon when they leave high school and find employment in their community.

Mr. Ashby
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $23.94 4 $95.76
Binding Machine, TIANSE 21-Hole, 450 Sheet, Comb Binding Machine with Starter Kit 100 PCS 3/8'' Comb Binding Spines, Comb Binding Machine Perfect for Daily Office Documents • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Akro-Mils 10124 24 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch x 16-Inch x 6.5-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $29.95 2 $59.90
975 Supply 5 Mil Clear Menu Size Thermal Laminating Pouches, 12 X 18 inches, 100 Pouches • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
EasyRead Time Teacher Children's Wall Clock ERCC-EN Past & to Face, 14" Diameter • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
KC Store Fixtures 06134 Bag Stand for T Shirt Bags • Amazon Business $38.45 1 $38.45
Expo Low Odor Ultra Fine Black Dry Erase Markers, Box of 36 • Amazon Business $31.94 1 $31.94
12 x 18 Laminating Pouches 3 Mil Menu Laminator Sleeves Qty 100 • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Hot 3 Mil Menu Laminating Pouches 12 x 18 [Pkg of 100] for 11 x 17 Sheets • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Kinetic Sand 3 Pounds Beach Sand (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $20.31 1 $20.31
New Star Foodservice 44171 Fast Food Baskets, 9.25 x 6 Inch Oval, Set of 36, Red • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
AmazonBasics Cotton Washcloths Towels - Pack of 24, White • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Ocean Bingo Board Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lucy Hammett Games Fruit and Vegetable Bingo Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Transportation Bingo • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
16 oz Empty Juice Bottles - Set of 10 Reusable Clear Plastic Disposable Milk Containers with White Tamper Evantend Caps • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
ELONGDI Water Beads Pack Rainbow Mix Over 50,000 Orbies Beads Growing Balls, Jelly Water Gel Beads for Spa Refill, Kids Sensory Toys, Vases, Plant, Wedding and Home Decor • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Lucy Hammett Games Farm Bingo Game • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
GOLD TEXTILES 12 PC New 100% Cotton White Restaurant Bar Mops Kitchen Towels 28oz (1 Dozen) (12, White) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Body Bingo Game • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Lann's Linens - 1 Dozen 20" Oversized Cloth Dinner Table Napkins - Machine Washable Restaurant/Wedding/Hotel Quality Polyester Fabric - White • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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