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Mrs. Vasquez from Homestead FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Visuals For Communication

My students need visuals in order to aid them in their communication needs. I need to have access to a color printer in which I can print the necessary visuals to support my students' learning.

  • $187 goal

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My Students

I work at a Title I school in Naranja, FL, a low income area in which most of the students receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of my classroom students are in the backpack program in which they receive food to go home on the weekend. Many of our parents are unemployed and receive SSI. Most of the students are of African American decent and the rest are either White or Latino. Despite the home circumstances and their home background, our students love coming to school. They know that our classroom is a safe place where they will engage in meaningful play and conversations. My classroom is a special education class in which most of the students are three years of age. Due to delays in developmental domains such as curriculum, social, independent, and communication, they qualified for a special education classroom setting. ALL of my students have delays in the area of communication and social skills, that is why it is essential that I do my very best to expose them and teach them as much vocabulary as I can so that they can feel comfortable communicating their wants and needs to adults and peers.

My Project

All of my students have developmental delays in the area of communication. In addition, they all need assistance in independent functioning such as knowing how to clean up toys, sort materials, and appropriately socialize with peers. That is why it is essential that I do my very best to expose them and teach them as much vocabulary as I can so that they can feel comfortable communicating their wants and needs to adults and peers.

One of the main ways I can communicate with my students is through visuals.

They need bright color pictures that can help them understand language being spoken to them as well as help them relay a message.

I am requesting money for a color printer and ink. This will allow me to provide my students with visuals so that they can make sense of the world. For example, I will be able to print visuals for every area and toy available. With the color pictures printed they will have a better understanding of the different areas in our classroom. Students will also enjoy visuals that can help them sort toys appropriately into bins.

All round the room, I would like to have visuals with velcro that have important words that might be useful for students to grab and point to if they are non-verbal. For example, a visual for stop or help.

In addition, materials to communicate with some of my students who have speech and language impairments such as communication boards need to be printed in color as well.

Mrs. Vasquez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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HP OfficeJet 3830 Printer and XL Ink Bundle • Amazon Business $126.49 1 $126.49

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