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Mrs. Hargraves from Arlington WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Authors and Illustrators

My students need paint brushes, art smocks, oil pastels, and books like "The Yellow Balloon" and "Beautiful Oops" to improve literacy and encourage self expression.

  • $348 goal

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My Students

“Imagination and creativity can change the world.” -Author Unknown Imagine what wondrous changes await the world in the mind of a small child today... If we foster a student's creativity and imagination, tomorrow's possibilities are endless!

My students are a diverse group of sweet, spunky, curious and caring kiddos with a wide variety of needs.

Some come to me already knowing their ABC's and 1, 2, 3's, while others have absolutely no idea. Some have enormous family support, while others face challenges that are difficult to comprehend. No matter the challenge, they are a joy. I teach in a Title 1 school where we strive to provide a safe environment and opportunities that support a diversity of learners as they overcome obstacles and grow.

My Project

By exploring wordless picture books like "Tuesday" and "The Yellow Balloon" my students will be able to stretch their imaginations and build communication skills through storytelling. These and other books such as "Beautiful Oops" and "Mix It Up" will help to inspire creative expression through art with the use of paints, chalk, or oil pastels. These resources could quite possibly set my students on the path to becoming future writers and illustrators. Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.”

Donations to this project will improve my classroom by providing my students with a much-needed variety of books and art supplies.

These will help to encourage their creativity, imaginations, and self-expression through engaging art and writing projects.

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Mrs. Hargraves
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
School Smart Vinyl Easy-to-Clean Art Smock, Multiple Colors, 22" L x 16" W • Amazon Business $8.39 4 $33.56
The Red Book (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Yellow Balloon • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Wave • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Mix It Up! • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set (PHN-50) • Amazon Business $5.86 2 $11.72
Mr. Wuffles! (Caldecott Medal - Honors Winning Title(s)) • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
Not a Box • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Flotsam • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
Not a Stick • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Locomotive (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Sargent Art 22-1610 No-Spill Paint Cups with Color-Coded Lids, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Starter Kit Brush Set • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
POOF 60-Piece Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
Journey • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Tuesday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chalk • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Stubby Flat Paint Brushes, Assorted Colors, 10/Set (73290) • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
Zoom (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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