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Ms. D. from Bradenton FL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Cart Makes Us Smart!

My students need an assortment of Learn How to Draw books, white drawing paper, a double sided cart for books, and disinfectants to keep everything germ free!

  • $495 goal

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My Students

Many of my students have a difficult time writing legible, which can be a disadvantage, especially if the skills are not learned early on. Some children have arrived in America without knowing a word of English, and have absolutely no handwriting skills. However...they are motivated and quick learners!

I teach Art at a Florida Title I school that is 100 % poverty.

My students have a hard time writing legibly. If they can't write they will not be able to take notes for themselves, no less in a doctor's office when translating for their parents. They would be unable to write down street directions, or even write a thank you note to a friend. There are hundreds of of reasons to jot down a message, but this is difficult for many of my students.

Not all children have access to computers and mobile devices to compensate for their lack of penmanship. Every student should be able to communicate clearly and legibly by writing.

My Project

I envision students breaking into small groups taking turns visiting the mobile Learn to Draw Book cart. They will be super excited when they see the large selection of books. This will allow my students to select the Learn How to Draw book that most interests them. Lions, Tigers, People, Funny Monsters, you name it, and spend time independently drawing, instilling a love for Art.

Having a mobile cart with a wonderful and varied selection of books will enable my students to learn the fundamentals of following step by step "learn to draw" directions, while building self confidence in Art.

A mobile cart will allow me to move the cart easily to other areas of the room as needed.

The Learn How to Draw books will be used throughout the school year by all my Art students grades K-5 and will reinforce the principles of art and design taught in my class. Exposing students to a wide variety of subject matter to draw will allow students to expand and grow. The paper will be cut in half and used to draw, and the disinfectant products will be used to wipe everything down each afternoon.

Ms. D.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 400 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ROOM DIVIDER DBL SIDE LIBRARY/STORAGE MOBILE • School Specialty $251.97 1 $251.97
Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Early Morning Breeze, 57oz (3X19oz) • Amazon Business $19.30 1 $19.30
Pacon PAC4742 Drawing Paper Ream, Lightweight, 12" x 18", White, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack - Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend - 3 Canisters - 75 Wipes each • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
My First I Can Draw • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
How to Draw Cute Monsters: Learn How to Draw Monsters for Kids with Step by Step Guide (How to Draw Book for Kids) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
The Gorgeous How To Draw Book for Girls: A Fun And Easy Step By Step Drawing Book! • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
It's Fun to Draw Fairies and Mermaids • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals (Ed Emberley Drawing Books) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
How to Draw People (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Scissors Skills, Grades PK - 1: Gold Star Edition (Home Workbooks) • Amazon Business $3.34 1 $3.34
How to Draw Pets (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $3.30 1 $3.30
How to Draw 101 Animals • Amazon Business $2.92 1 $2.92

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