You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Conroy from Monroeville NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Communication in K-2: One Sign at a Time

My students need Signing Time DVDs, providing more quality content on how to sign different vocabulary, use their faces to show emotion and meaning, and communicate in sentences in ASL.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Twenty seven K-2 students signed up for the inaugural year of our Sign Language Club. Those students in other homeroom classes sign to me and to each other in the hallways. Those in my regular Kindergarten class do what might be seen quietly finger-spelling sight words, number answers in Math class, and signing vocabulary they know in books.

These students are so excited to learn a new language, that their drive has almost outpaced my plans every week!

They are little sponges, soaking up the instruction. Other teachers and parents have told me that the club members are eager to teach them as well!

My Project

Learning Sign Language can improve many aspects of a child's communication skills, as well as giving them use of another language. Students who learn sign language are better spellers, as they can both see and hear the word. They will improve their fine motor skills, potentially improving coordination and strength.

Students who can sign are better able to read body language and understand feelings and emotions - making them better communicators.

Having a greater supply of DVD videos and tutorials will give my students the chance to satisfy their desire to learn all they can about Sign Language, and will fuel my fledgling club with material for years to come.

Ms. Conroy
Grades PreK-2

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Conroy is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Signing Time DVD Eco-Pack: Series One • Amazon Business $135.00 1 $135.00
Signing Time DVD Eco-Pack: Series Two • Amazon Business $135.00 1 $135.00
Signing Time Sentences Volumes 1-3 DVD & Blu-ray Pack • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99

Materials cost

$329.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.40

Total project goal

$429.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.34

7 Donors

-$384.34

Donations toward project cost

-$326.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.65

match offer

-$45.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Monroeville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5084673],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NJ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3014185,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/improving-communication-in-k-2-one-sig/3014185/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":27,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Conroy","authorIds":{"5084673":{"owner":"Ms. Conroy","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3014185],"proposalHash":"-1275289564","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5084673_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1516405114067","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21127848,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTExMDcyOA==","NTExNjAzMQ==","NTE0ODY2OA==","NTE4NzkzMA==","NTE0NjAwOQ==","NTA4NDY3Mw==","NDYxNTY1MQ==","MzQwMDExMw=="],"teacherId":5084673,"schoolCounty":"Salem","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NJ","name":"New Jersey"}}