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  • $560 goal

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Mrs. Tyrrell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Art inspires learning!

My students need good literature about a variety of people so that we can start a unit on "great works". We are going to be studying biographies and incorporating art.

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high-poverty school, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, they come to school ready to learn and eager for new experiences. I strive to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students love to create and express themselves through art.

We need some basic school supplies and art supplies to supplement our curriculum.

Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control heir home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

We are starting a unit on biographies and would like to incorporate art and artists into it. I am also working on adding to my leveled classroom library to encourage my readers at all levels to read. We have been without a school librarian since school started and therefore my students have only had access to the books in our classroom.

Doing helps us learn.

I want my students to be able to create some of the art they learn about while studying artists and other great thinkers.

We will be learning about Frida Khalo and self portraits, Henri Matisse and collages, and many more.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon White Drawing Paper, Heavyweight, 24 x 36 Inches, 250 Sheets (4726) • Amazon Business $46.79 1 $46.79
Crayola Artista II Washable Liquid Tempera Paint, Set of 12, 16oz , Assorted Colors (54-8216) • Amazon Business $37.30 1 $37.30
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, 24 Markers (2 X Box's of 12), Black (30001) • Amazon Business $10.63 2 $21.26
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Frida (English Language Edition) • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Christy Ottaviano Books) • Amazon Business $15.01 1 $15.01
I am Jim Henson (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps • Amazon Business $14.55 1 $14.55
Henri's Scissors • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
Julia, Child • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Peace is an Offering • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Amelia Earhart (Little People, Big Dreams) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Maya Angelou (Little People, Big Dreams) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Frida Kahlo (Little People, Big Dreams) • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Raymie Nightingale • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Action Jackson • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Magician's Elephant • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09

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