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Mrs. Hoenshell from Pleasanton CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

American Sign Language: From Language to Art!

My students need 50 molding kits so that American Sign Language students can bring language to life.

  • $534 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Remember when putting words to your feelings was such a challenge? This is you chance to support student articulation, language, and art.

This is a classroom with students who would like to study a language other than English.

American Sign Language is the third most used language in the United States. This elective class is full of dedicated students ranging in years of study from Level 1 to Level 4. Level 4 students who show proficiency in both English and American Sign Language receive a Bilingual diploma, the first of its kind in the state of California. All students involved in this elective class contribute personal time to the Deaf Community during each year of study.

My Project

My "Poetry-In-Motion...ASL" students have dedicated themselves to the study, understanding, and use of ASL. Now that they are empowered with language, they naturally want to express themselves poetically. However, ASL is not a written language. It is a visual language. With the use of life casting materials, students will be able to "lock in" a moment of poetic expression with their own hands. Students will take the language they have learned for communication and craft it into a living piece of art as so many artists have done before them.

America Sign Language (ASL) students from our program desire to further their study at the post secondary level in the areas of Deaf Education, Interpreting, or Social Work.

Currently, the competition to gain entrance to a 4-year school is high, and few colleges and universities offer the degree programs desired by our students, thus, limiting students' options. Should you choose to support this project, you will be helping students gain entrance to institutions of post secondary learning.

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CASTING KITS/10 KITS/CLASSPK • Blick Art Materials $76.49 5 $382.45

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