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Mrs. Smith from Saint Louis MO is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art and Literacy: A Theatrical Combination

My students need art supplies and a storage cabinet to create anime, illustrations, backdrops and claymation videos.

  • $503 goal

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My Students

Our students are incredibly creative and innovative. They continually raise the bar with their ownership of learning and and bravery to try new things. Our elementary school is a special place; as the only district in the state without a racial majority, we celebrate the diversity of our classrooms by affirming our variety of cultures, languages, and learning styles. Though many of our students live in poverty, their resiliency speaks volumes about their capability and agency to change their community!

My students deserve to experience all the world has to offer; they deserve to be heard.

They benefit from being able to create, explore, and collaborate with others. We build community and character through rich experiences and support all learners, even when faced with low funding.

My Project

My students love art and I love watching them create and discuss their amazing works. We have been working on producing videos and enhancing our love of literature through film and art.

Students will use items in the makerspace to illustrate scenes, create clay animations and even storytell.

While participating in literature circles, each student has a certain role. Some create book snaps, some illustrate figurative language, and others may be in charge of holding the discussion among members. Some groups produce plays that need backdrops. Others create symbolic figures that represent themes, characters or important events. The materials in this project ensure that my students will not only have the resources needed to be creative, produce art, illustrate images to teach others, create claymation, and produce readers theatre within their classroom, but they will have a neat and safe place to store the items and clean up after, as well. Your donation ensures that all students will have a creative way to learn!

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sandusky Value Line 72" Steel Storage Cabinet with 3 Fixed Shelves, Black (VF31301572-09) • $224.99 1 $224.99
Studio 71 Stretched Canvas Value Pack 7/Pkg-11"X14" • $16.14 3 $48.42
33407-1009-Twisteez - Box of 200, 500 ft, Bulk Pack • Blick Art Materials $28.13 1 $28.13
Quill Brand Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon Scent, 200-Count Canister • $8.49 2 $16.98
20013-2509-Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $2.77 5 $13.85
33228-1002-Staedtler Fimo Soft Polymer Clay - 13 oz, White • Blick Art Materials $11.38 1 $11.38
21201-1149-Mr. Sketch Washable Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 14 • Blick Art Materials $11.29 1 $11.29
33297-1305-Activa Blackjack Clay - 5 lb • Blick Art Materials $10.56 1 $10.56
21215-0129-Mr. Sketch Scented Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $7.73 1 $7.73
21215-0089-Mr. Sketch Scented Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 8 • Blick Art Materials $5.15 1 $5.15
10204-1003-Blick All Purpose Newsprints - 9" x 12", White, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.60 1 $3.60

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