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Mrs. Mendoza-Ramirez from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Art, Action!

My students need books and art supplies to extend their reading and imaginations through drama.

  • $441 goal

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My Students

My students are curious, playful, energetic, and excited, yet they are nervous about 8th grade and doing well academically so they can get admitted into a selective enrollment high school. Because many of my kids have had a sibling with me before, they know my expectations for them. They do their best to give 100% academically but sometimes it is hard when they have responsibilities at home like taking care of younger siblings while parents are working or cooking the meals until mom gets home. Some are being harassed by gang members to join them.

My Project

My 8th grade kids love to read, sketch and act out scenes or lines from their favorite books with their friends so what better way to encourage my reluctant readers than to entice them with art and drama activities which require them to read books in order to participate? Help me make it possible to put more independent readers on the road to becoming life-long readers! I need all the help and 'village' I can get to make this possible now and for many more 8th graders to come! We need books and art supplies like colored pencils and sketch pads. Reading using art and drama is a wonderful way to get those non-readers to join the bandwagon, so please make a contribution to our project.

Mrs. Mendoza-Ramirez
Grades 6-8
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 135 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mont Marte 15pce Art Paint brushes set for Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Great for Artists & Kids • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
US Art Supply 5 X 7 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panels 12-Pack (1 Full Case of 12 Single Canvas Panels) • Amazon Business $8.96 4 $35.84
Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist • Amazon Business $31.10 1 $31.10
Colore Premium Art Pencils Pack - 50 Assorted Pencil Set For Coloring Pages & Books - Colored, Watercolor, Drawing, Charcoal and Metallic Color Pencils For Students, Kids & Adults School Supplies • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads 9 in. x 12 in. - pad of 100 • Amazon Business $9.70 2 $19.40
100 Gel Pen Set Coloring Scrapbooking - Neon, Fluorescent, Glitter, Metallic, Pastel - No Duplicates Non Toxic by Crafty Clownfish • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Ashes of Foreverland (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Premier Paint Roller 69730 Plastic Drop Cloth, 9-Feet by 12-Feet, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
The Annihilation of Foreverland • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Duck Brand 240180 Clean Release Painter's Tape, 0.94 Inches by 60 Yards, Blue, 3-Pack of Rolls • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
ALEX Toys Art Paintbrush Set 50 Brushes • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82
Foreverland is Dead • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Goodbye Days • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
The Bone Witch • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
High Priest on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Alien Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
ArtBin 6-Compartment Prism Box- Clear Art/ Craft Supply Storage Container, 1106AB • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Date Night on Union Station (EarthCent Ambassador) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Origin of Species: 150th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Guys Read: Thriller • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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