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Mrs. Takeuchi from Gardena CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Few Sweet Words Can Change the World

Help me give my students high-interest books, a dice game with interchangeable vocabulary pictures, and ink to print new picture vocabulary words.

  • $265 goal

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My Students

Ninety-one percent of the students at our school participate in the free/reduced lunch program and 35% are also English Language Learners. We have a large deaf and hard-of-hearing and autistic population that struggles in the area of language arts. Their hearing affects their ability to understand language, which affects their ability to speak, which affects their ability to read and write. We also have a preschool mixed population that have communication delays. On top of this, they may speak another language at home or grow up in an environment that lacks the support that they desperately need.

My Project

My students need materials that will help them expand their limited vocabulary. Children with hearing loss, autism and learning disabilities struggle to understand the complexities of spoken language and rely on pictures to help them understand spoken language. The books, the dice game and ink for printing vocabulary pictures will be an exciting and fun way for them to learn the power of words.

Can you imagine not being able to understand what people are talking about?

My students need highly visual books that are simple, yet interesting so that the books will grab their attention and before you know it, they will be learning! The instructional dice can be filled with printed pictures of vocabulary words that are from these high interest books. The ink will allow us to print these new vocabulary pictures for each book and allow my students to learn and have fun at the same time!

Mrs. Takeuchi
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 62XL High Yield Black/62 Standard Tri-Color Ink Cartridges, N9H67FN, Multi-pack (2 cart per pack) • $53.09 2 $106.18
Carson-Dellosa Differentiated Instruction Cubes Manipulative • Staples Advantage $20.69 2 $41.38
Wheels! • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
A Trip to the Zoo • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Animals at Home • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
In the Park • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Garden Friends • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Apple Picking Day! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Secret Life of Trees • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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