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Ms. Edinger-Turoff from Philadelphia PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Me Creative: Poetry Is Art!

My students need art supplies like posters, colored paper, glue and decorative items to make poetry come alive!

  • $204 goal

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My Students

The founding mission of our school states that "a first-rate education is the birthright of every individual."

A first rate education for my class, nearly all of whom are students of color, must include access to culturally relevant texts and class materials that promote joy, academic and social growth, and well-rounded learning.

The students in my classroom have already taken in stride numerous changes in school curricula and administrative turnover in recent years. A significant number of students in the incoming third grade class are reading below their grade level, and they will need to take their first Common Core standardized state exams this year.

I aim to give them the tools not only to meet grade level expectations, but exceed expectations and achieve individual success regularly.

My Project

This semester I am leading an after school poetry club to help students with both emotional and academic goals. I believe that writing creatively to express themselves can help elementary-age students cope with difficult emotions and find a fun outlet – all while supporting their literacy skills!

To make my poetry club super engaging, my goal is to bring students' words to life with expressive art projects – we'll need lots of colorful paper, decorations, glue and posters to make that happen!

So far, students are working in interactive notebooks provided by Writers Matter at LaSalle University. Now, we want to kick it up a notch. We'll create our artistic representations of our poetry and eventually, host a gala to present our poetry as art to the community.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
POST-IT EASEL PAD WHITE 25X30 30 SHTS/PAD 2 PADS/PACK • School Specialty $47.35 1 $47.35
SHARPENER PENCIL ELECTRIC 6-HOLE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $35.49 1 $35.49
GEMSTONES ACRYLIC ASST SHAPES/SIZES 1LB • School Specialty $14.26 1 $14.26
GLUE ALEENE TACKY DAB 4 OZ • School Specialty $1.91 7 $13.37
POSTER BOARD ASST-WHITE-NEON 11X14 50 SHT PK - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $9.93 1 $9.93
POM PONS ASSORTED SIZE/COLOR SET OF 300 • School Specialty $4.18 1 $4.18
CONST PPR 9X12 BR ASST TRURAY PK/50 • School Specialty $1.91 2 $3.82

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