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Mrs. Tomasek from Omaha NE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bridging the Gap! ART & LITERACY!

Help me give my students an easy way to access and build interest through reading in our art library! Literacy and the arts go hand in hand in helping students become deep thinkers!

  • $600 goal

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My Students

Welcome! Thank you for your consideration in supporting the Arts! Our school is a pre-kindergarten through sixth grade elementary school located in Omaha Nebraska. Our school has an exceptionally diverse population of students from all different backgrounds with more than fifteen various languages spoken. This gives our whole school a chance to embrace and learn about one another. Despite many socioeconomic and personal challenges in their lives, students come to school each day smiling and eager to learn.

My students appreciate hands-on learning, and are enthusiastic lovers of different mediums of art.

They have a sense of pride in their individual creations and they flourish when allowed to express themselves through the arts. We are a diverse group of learners, coming from different cultures and family structures. In my classroom we build a respectful community of learners by practicing mindfulness each day.

My Project

When combined, art and literacy can have a tremendous impact on learning. This is why so many of the lessons I teach are directly connected to books. When we use literature as an art lesson component, students often remember the story and are able to recall information as we progress.

In my class, literacy is greatly encouraged through a classroom library, vocabulary wall, writing activities, and numerous visual literacy activities.

Due to limited space in our art portable, the new bookshelf will give us an easy way to display and access our library. The new books will provide a more diverse collection of texts for all different grade levels and reading abilities. Having a variety of texts will help build interest in new subject areas students may not have been introduced to previously. Please help us to explore and to gain a greater interest in Literacy!

Mrs. Tomasek
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 450 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ClosetMaid 16056 Premium Adjustable 9-Cube Organizer, Weathered Oak • Amazon Business $73.99 1 $73.99
The Very Busy Spider • Amazon Business $18.02 1 $18.02
Carl and the Meaning of Life • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Line • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity! • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $16.70 1 $16.70
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Inside My Imagination • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Snippets: A story about paper shapes • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Snippets: A story about paper shapes • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Splatter • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The Art and Craft of Geometric Origami • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
The Bee Book • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Mix It Up! • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Katie and the Waterlily Pond • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Eraser • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Only One You • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Katie and the Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Katie and the Starry Night • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Boy and Bot • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Flight of the Honey Bee (Read and Wonder) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How to Draw Naruto Characters: Naruto Drawing for Beginners (How to Draw Manga Characters) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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