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Mrs. Tiemann from Silver Spring MD is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering Students to Write Through the Arts

My students need water colors, paper, and writing prompts.

  • $608 goal

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My Students

“Art is literacy of the heart.” My students love showing off their creativity. I want to capture this enthusiasm to improve their writing skills.

My ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) students come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Many of them are born in the United States. They are learning English as a second (or third) language. The majority of them are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. They are all eager to learn.

My Project

I will use the paper, paintbrushes and water color paints to allow my students to show their creativity visually. They will paint or draw a picture and use this as a springboard to assist them with writing. I will use the writing prompt cards to help them with generating ideas in their writing. Teachers Pay teachers has a wealth of inspiring materials for students. I will use the gift card to obtain writing materials relevant to the topics we are studying at the time. These writing and art materials will help empower my students through the arts.

Your donation will help my ESOL students to improve their writing skills while also learning through the visual arts.

Empowering Students Through Art will help to capture the attention of my students and keep them engaged in their learning.

Mrs. Tiemann
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card • Teachers Pay Teachers $300.00 1 $300.00
Writing Prompts • Teachers Pay Teachers $44.00 1 $44.00
PAINT TRUE COLOR LIQUID WTRCLRS 8 OZ SET OF 10 • School Specialty $31.94 1 $31.94
Wausau Paper Astrobrights, 8 1/2" x 11", LETTER-size, 24 lb., Assorted Colors, 1,250/Ct • Staples Advantage $24.55 1 $24.55
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.91 4 $23.64
Directed Drawing With Writing Prompts • Teachers Pay Teachers $11.50 1 $11.50
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
20522-0009: Crayola Watercolor Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $5.46 1 $5.46
PALETTE EMPTY ONE-PIECE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.26 2 $4.52
BRUSH WATERCOLOR LG HNDL SZ2 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.70 6 $4.20

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