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.

Menu
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.

 
Open!

Ms. Finegan

Dear ,

We're sending this note to say thank you! And hi!

And Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Why?


Because ?Happy Teacher (who is also a cheerleader,

scientist, therapist, artist, and speed reader,

mentor and nurse and tech whiz and referee,

role model, roll caller, all-around MVP

who deserves our eternal) Appreciation Day?

takes such a very, very long time to say.

Wishing you love and support,

Download this card

It's teacher appreciation week! Thank you Ms. Finegan, we've prepared a little surprise for your hard work.

Ms. Finegan’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Hage Elementary School
  • San Diego, CA
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

Support her classroom with a gift that fosters learning.

  • Monthly
  • One-time

We'll charge your card today and send Ms. Finegan a DonorsChoose gift card she can use on her classroom projects. Starting next month, we'll charge your card and send her a DonorsChoose gift card on the 17th of every month.

Edit or cancel anytime.

cancel

Support Ms. Finegan's classroom with a gift that fosters learning.

  • Monthly
  • One-time

We'll charge your card today and send Ms. Finegan a DonorsChoose gift card she can use on her classroom projects. Starting next month, we'll charge your card and send her a DonorsChoose gift card on the 17th of every month.

Edit or cancel anytime.

Make a donation Ms. Finegan can use on her next classroom project.

Your custom url is https://www.donorschoose.org/ms-finegan

This project will introduce third, fourth and fifth grade students with mild-moderate learning disabilities to art and the great artists of history in a literacy unit that will include reading and writing instruction, oral language and vocabulary-building, math concepts (geometry and spatial organization) and discussions using the Socratic Method. Students will read a variety of texts, some of which I already have purchased on my own, about the great artists of history, and create notebooks of Cornell Notes about them as they learn to read for information and organize it for use in writing (comparison/contrast and expository narrative) pieces. The students will work with me and my staff, as well as our Speech-Language Pathologist in small groups to practice vocabulary and oral language as we discuss the art, artists and artistic movements. In my list of requested donations, I included both fiction and non-fiction books. For example, after reading "Monet: Sunshine and Waterlillies", we will read "Linnea in Monet's Garden" and "The Magical Garden of Claude Monet." My desire is that the kids will explore how we can learn and understand real-life people and things in a variety of genres. We will also be watching films about Impressionism, the Modernist Movement, Prehistoric and Renaissance Art. Students will participate and create a variety of projects to demonstrate their understanding, including essays, reviews (imagine a Yelp review of Van Gogh's Haystacks or the Sistine Chapel), informational reports, journal entries, and art pieces of their own. The project will culminate in a Museum Open House to which parents and other classrooms will be invited. My students will share their knowledge, serving as docents for displays of their work and demonstrating their improved oral language and speaking skills.

About my class

This project will introduce third, fourth and fifth grade students with mild-moderate learning disabilities to art and the great artists of history in a literacy unit that will include reading and writing instruction, oral language and vocabulary-building, math concepts (geometry and spatial organization) and discussions using the Socratic Method. Students will read a variety of texts, some of which I already have purchased on my own, about the great artists of history, and create notebooks of Cornell Notes about them as they learn to read for information and organize it for use in writing (comparison/contrast and expository narrative) pieces. The students will work with me and my staff, as well as our Speech-Language Pathologist in small groups to practice vocabulary and oral language as we discuss the art, artists and artistic movements. In my list of requested donations, I included both fiction and non-fiction books. For example, after reading "Monet: Sunshine and Waterlillies", we will read "Linnea in Monet's Garden" and "The Magical Garden of Claude Monet." My desire is that the kids will explore how we can learn and understand real-life people and things in a variety of genres. We will also be watching films about Impressionism, the Modernist Movement, Prehistoric and Renaissance Art. Students will participate and create a variety of projects to demonstrate their understanding, including essays, reviews (imagine a Yelp review of Van Gogh's Haystacks or the Sistine Chapel), informational reports, journal entries, and art pieces of their own. The project will culminate in a Museum Open House to which parents and other classrooms will be invited. My students will share their knowledge, serving as docents for displays of their work and demonstrating their improved oral language and speaking skills.

Read more

About my class

Read more
Get updates from this classroom Message this teacher
{"followTeacherId":4914489,"teacherId":4914489,"teacherName":"Ms. Finegan","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4914489_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1538246631993","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"vanityURL":"ms-finegan","teacherChallengeId":21028468,"followAbout":"Ms. Finegan's projects","teacherVerify":420992167,"teacherNameEncoded":"Ms. Finegan","vanityType":"teacher","teacherPageInfo":{"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"teacherHasClassroomDescription":true,"teacherClassroomDescription":"","teacherProfileURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/ms-finegan","tafURL":"https://secure.donorschoose.org/donors/share_teacher_profile.html?teacher=4914489","stats":{"numActiveProjects":0,"numFundedProjects":3,"numSupporters":19},"classroomPhotoPendingScreening":false}}