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Mrs. Sermeño from Seattle WA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Envisioning Space

Help me give my students this beautiful classroom rug to enhance our "envisioning space." Students will enjoy sitting on together on this rug while they take part in the introduction phase of each day's art class.

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a diverse population— the majority of my students, from East-African backgrounds with other diverse populations represented in smaller sub-groups.

My budding artists are dynamic, innovative, resilient and bold.

Although many experience life challenges associated with poverty, resettling as refugees and childhood trauma—they persevere towards growing and learning with the love support of a staff that positions them as capable learners.

This year, students have been learning about growth mindset and perseverance through the arts. We started the year by reading the book Beautiful Ooops!. We learned how some of the greatest inventions and discoveries were revealed through apparent "mistakes" that the artist, scientist, engineer, later transformed into a learning opportunity. Student confidence, persistence, and courage has grown through their experience in the arts.

My school has been developing an arts-infused approach to teaching; including into Project Based Learning. Teachers and students have been learning to take greater risks and grow in their teaching/learning. Students have flourished with the opportunity to create, innovate and see themselves as change agents by taking a more driving role in their own learning.

My Project

Each day's art lesson begins with students seated in the "envisioning space"--some are on the classroom rug and others on bench seating.

Here, we discuss and observe master works; discuss the historical, social or conceptual background of art works or an art subject and learn about new art concepts we will apply in the day's lesson.

Early finishers also use this space as a flexible learning area where they can sketch, color, read art-related boors or create after cleaning up.

This conversation space will be enhanced by the addition of this beautiful rug that will give each artist their own defined space in the seating area. This is a sacred and special learning space in out art room.

Mrs. Sermeño
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHILDCRAFT COLORFUL CIRCLES 6 FT X 9 FT RECTANGLE - SPECIFY COLOR • School Specialty $228.87 1 $228.87
CHILDCRAFT FLAGSHIP COLORFUL CIRCLES - OPTION CLASS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
COOL(31) - OPTION ONLY - COLORFUL CIRCLES • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$228.87

Vendor shipping charges

$22.89

State sales tax

$20.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$305.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.86

Total project goal

$359.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$359.08

2 Donors

-$260.00

Donations toward project cost

-$221.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.00

match offer

-$99.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.86

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$0.00

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