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Mrs. Foster from Panama City FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hearing Through My Eyes

Help me give my students some familiar classroom items that were destroyed during Hurricane Michael.

  • $1,225 goal

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My Students

We are a class, comprised of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, from Panama City, Florida whose school was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October. All of our equipment, furniture, and supplies were destroyed during the hurricane. We were not able to salvage any items from our classroom.

Since these children have lost so much and the scenes of their world have changed so dramatically we are hoping to restore some sense of normalcy and familiarity they felt in our classroom; their second home.

Our classroom was a place of comfort for our students. Our goal is to bring some similar items for comfort that they had before into our new environment to ease their transition, along with new resources that will enhance their learning environment.

My Project

Due to our students being Deaf/Hard of Hearing, many of our students rely on their vision to gain access to information in their learning environments.

Our students that are beginning signers will flourish in acquiring their newly found language through the use of the American Sign Language resources and decor.

The visual timers are beneficial to the students as they will provide an opportunity to independently use timers that operate using lights rather than sound. The other educational resources will provide hands-on learning experiences. The other resources include a clock, mobile organizer, electric pencil sharpener, alphabet, vocabulary, and other flash cards, place value dice, erasers, markers, dictionary, rubber stamps, geometric shapes, storage boxes, money chart, money bag, and classroom rug.

I hope by replacing some familiar items, that Hurricane Michael destroyed, it will restore the students eagerness to learn.

Mrs. Foster
Grades 3-5
  • Springfield Elementary School @ Cedar Grove
  • Panama City, FL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Signs of the Time Classroom Rug Shape: Rectangle, Rug Dimensions: 7' 8" W x 10' 9" L • Teachers' School Supply $383.08 1 $383.08
Time Tracker • Teachers' School Supply $39.99 2 $79.98
Electric School Pencil Sharpener Pro Blue-gray • Teachers' School Supply $64.53 1 $64.53
10 Drawer Mobile Organizer Bin Color: Assorted • Teachers' School Supply $61.50 1 $61.50
Learning Resources - Folding Geometric Shapes 32/set Combo Set • Teachers' School Supply $49.99 1 $49.99
C-line Products Inc - Storage Box Assorted • Teachers' School Supply $6.77 7 $47.39
Learning Resources - Money Bags A Coin Value Game Gr 2+ • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 2 $39.98
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers - 16 Color Set • Teachers' School Supply $35.79 1 $35.79
Carson Dellosa - Color-coded Judy Clock • Teachers' School Supply $25.99 1 $25.99
Center Enterprises Inc. - American Sign Language Stamp Set • Teachers' School Supply $24.95 1 $24.95
Bilingual Monthly Calendar Pocket Chart • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
MERRIAM WEBSTERS DICTIONARY FOR • Teachers' School Supply $13.95 1 $13.95
North Star Teacher Resource - Resource Bundles American Sign Language Alphabet Cards • Teachers' School Supply $13.49 1 $13.49
Garlic Press - Basic Signing Vocab Cards Set B 100/pk 4 X 6 • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Garlic Press - Basic Signing Vocab Cards Set A 100/pk 4 X 6 • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Expo Whiteboard Eraser • Teachers' School Supply $4.69 2 $9.38
Koplow Games Inc. - Place Value Dice • Teachers' School Supply $4.80 1 $4.80
Trend Enterprises Inc. - Pocket Flash Cards Sign Language 56-pk 3x5 Two-sided Cards • Teachers' School Supply $3.99 1 $3.99

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