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Ms. Yeung from Flushing NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Language Through Arts

Help me give my students with speech and language impairments arts and crafts materials to express themselves!

  • $288 goal

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My Students

My students are a group of creative, imaginative, and active children. They all receive speech and language therapy due to a deficit in various areas including speaking/listening, reading/writing, and social skills. Many of my students are also first generation Asian Americans coming from low-income immigrant families.

Imagine not being able to successfully express all of your wants and needs or understand directions given to you.

Now, imagine those struggles in an environment where your teacher doesn't speak your language. These are the struggles that my students who receive speech and language services, and who are also English Language Learners, face on a daily basis. Many of my students come from immigrant families who value education greatly. However, many of these students are raised by grandparents, as their parents work long hours, in order to provide for them. Therefore, many students have had limited language experiences, such as going to the library or having bedtime stories read to them.

Being a first-generation American from an immigrant family myself, I understand the struggles they experience. I have been blessed with the opportunity to give these children the best, and I have no intentions of giving anything less.

My Project

Many of my students are first-generation Asian American students from low-income immigrant families. All of my students also have speech and language impairments that impact their ability to express themselves. Therefore, one strategy we use frequently in speech therapy is to draw what they are thinking about. They often love to draw about their families and activities they do over the weekend, which is something surprisingly difficult to find in books in their curriculum.

In a world where my students do not see themselves in books and struggle with expressing their thoughts and feelings, artistic expression allows them to create their own illustrations and feel understood.

My students love arts and crafts activities to express themselves, and these materials will allow them to better do so.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharpie Art Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count (1983967) • Amazon Business $28.66 1 $28.66
Brown Kraft Recycled Cardstock - 8.5" X 11" - Premium 100 LB. Cover - 25 Sheets from Cardstock Warehouse • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Teacher Created Resources Buckets Set, Set of 6, Metal (TCR6076) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $10.64 2 $21.28
Craftopia Clear Vinyl Transfer Tape with Grid for Adhesive Vinyl Medium Tack | 12 Inch x 8 Foot Vynil Transfer Paper Roll | Compatible with Oracal 651 Vinyl, Cricut Vinyl and Cricket Maker Machine • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Scribble Stones • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point, Limited Edition Candy Pop Pack • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Crayola 12 Ct Ultra-Clean Washable Markers • Amazon Business $5.32 2 $10.64
Colorbok Textured Cardstock Paper Pad, 12" x 12", Summer Splash • Amazon Business $5.00 2 $10.00
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Dot • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
50 Pieces Kraft Envelopes - 4.6 x 6.3 Inches Contour Flap Envelopes - Perfect for Weddings, Graduations, Baby Showers - 120 GSM • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crayola Crayons 24 Count - 2 Packs • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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