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Mrs. Eisinger from Buffalo NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extra Cozy Reading and Drawing Nook

Help me give my students the extra special touches to make their cozy reading/drawing nook even cozier!

  • $164 goal

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My Students

I teach art to 85 high school students in grades 9 through 12 in New York. The students in our school are refugees who have recently moved to the United States. They have fled war, crushing poverty, or religious persecution. Despite so much adversity in their lives, these young adults arrive to school every day eager to learn. They are avid and enthusiastic learners who dream of being successful​ but have several issues hindering their progress. One hundred percent of our students are ELL's. A large portion of the students enrolled are labeled as SIFE. This means they have missed multiple years of education in their own home countries. Having a deficiency in literacy in their own language as well as learning a new language can be stressful for them.

My Project

We have recently acquired seating, drawing books, graphic novels, and art biographies to create a cozy reading and drawing nook in our art room.

Our imaginations can't wait to be taken to far off places when we read our new books!

We are also incredibly excited to create amazing artworks in our new space.

To make our nook even cozier, we would love to have 2 throw pillows and pillow cases to put in the chairs that I will bring from home.

I would like to add two extra graphic novels to our library that the students will read in English class next year. The graphic novels have pictures, and will introduce them to the characters, themes, and vocabulary they will study when they read the actual novel.

I am also trying to create an air of ambiance to fuel our creative minds. I would love to recreate the floating candle scene from the Great Hall in Harry Potter. I would need the LED battery powered candles and craft rolls to create floating candles that will be hung with fishing line from the ceiling---right above the students' heads!

With your help, our cozy reading and drawing nook will become the coziest place in the whole school! Thank you so much again!

Mrs. Eisinger
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fasmov Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Man bookends Nonskid Bookends Art Bookend,1 Pair • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Emvency Square 18x18 Inches Decorative Pillowcases fox i love reading cute cartoon fox on blue background Cotton Polyester Decor Throw Pillow Cover With Hidden Zipper For Bedroom Sofa • Amazon Business $9.80 2 $19.60
Foamily Premium Hypoallergenic Stuffer Pillow Insert Sham Square Form Polyester, 18" L X 18" W, Standard/White • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Benson Mills Chagall Spillproof Fabric Tablecloth, 60 x 84-Inch, Charcoal • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Beichi 24 Pack Flameless LED Tea Lights Candles, Electric Tealight Candles, Small Fake Candles Battery Operated, Warm White Flickering Buld Lights, Dia 1.4" x H 1.26" • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Fun Express Craft Rolls - 24 Pieces • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: The Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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