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Mrs. Fochtman from Roseville MI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supports for a D/HH Classroom

My students need weighted vests, chewy pencil toppers, chewy wristbands, a teaching hands wall clock, and others supports for my special education room.

  • $587 goal

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My Students

My students are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and come from many different backgrounds. They use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate. Most students who first come to me, have very low language and academic skills due to them not having access to language when they were born. This creates a long road ahead of us to minimize those large gaps.

They attend an urban school, where one hundred percent of the students receive free breakfast and lunch.

The students come from many different backgrounds and face many different challenges in their day to day lives. There are many single income families and families that are receiving assistance in one form or another.

This year, I have eight students, one kindergartner, three first graders, three third graders and one in fourth grade. Most of my students' language and communication skills are very low. My challenge is to teach them their language, ASL, and academics at the same time. It is a tough challenge and my students give me their best effort every day.

My Project

My students are not only Deaf/HH but they have vision impairments, some have ADD/ADHD, tactile and social issues and most are language deprived. All of these products that I asked for will help support them throughout the school day. The weighted vests will help them calm down. A lot of my students are fidgety and the chewy pencil toppers/wristbands as well as the footstand will help with that.

I am hoping these items will promote appropriate behavior and allow them to focus more during the school day.

The photo conversation cards and the couple of games will aid my students in socialization. I plan on using them to improve their social skills and self awareness.

Please consider contributing to this project. My students have so many needs and need as many resources as possible. This will help immensely!

Mrs. Fochtman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weighted Fleece Vest - Medium • Nasco $61.95 1 $61.95
Chewy Pencil Toppers • Nasco $13.50 4 $54.00
Teaching Hands Wall Clock and Magnetic Kit • Nasco $49.95 1 $49.95
Weighted Vest - Small Blue • Nasco $49.50 1 $49.50
Foot Rocker Foot Rest • Nasco $41.95 1 $41.95
Photo Conversation Cards for Children with Autism and Aspergers • Nasco $29.95 1 $29.95
Find It Game - Kids • Nasco $22.95 1 $22.95
Small Better Board • Nasco $19.95 1 $19.95
Chewy Wristbands • Nasco $9.50 2 $19.00
Green One-Finger Spacers • Nasco $15.25 1 $15.25
Discovery Putty - Animal Rescue • Nasco $14.50 1 $14.50
Discovery Putty - Transportation Station • Nasco $14.50 1 $14.50
Discovery Putty - School Tools • Nasco $14.50 1 $14.50
HandiWriter Set • Nasco $12.50 1 $12.50

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