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Ms. Spector from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Them a Break. Give Them Joy!

Help me give my students transportable art sets to focus on their creativity, books from all genres to help them explore a new perspective, and games to bring laughter and joy to their friends and family.

  • $722 goal

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My Students

Our students come from all over the Southeast region of Wisconsin and make up our "Diverse By Design" school population. Our kids come from vastly different home situations and prior school experiences which provides them with a unique opportunity to empathize and learn alongside each other while gaining insight from different perspectives.

As screen time has become more pervasive in everyone's lives due to COVID-19, we need to ensure our students are finding activities outside of the computer and phone.

Books, art kits, and other creative activities will fuel student learning outside the screen.

My Project

Screen time has been up during the distance learning time. Every teacher and parent knows that too much screen time inhibits learning. In fact, so much learning happens when playing. So, let's get the kids playing!

Water color art sets for creativity, books to transport minds, and games to engage students' brains and families will give our teens fun and continue their learning off the screen.

By supporting this project, we allow students to choose one of the items to help remind them that learning is not only measured by assignments and online submissions. Let's give some joy. That's where the real learning occurs!

Ms. Spector
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
00337-2009 - Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Set - Pocket Plus Travel Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $15.12 8 $120.96
Bananagrams Party Edition • Amazon Business $13.98 5 $69.90
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel • AKJ Education $11.67 4 $46.68
The Great Gatsby • AKJ Education $9.91 4 $39.64
Fences • AKJ Education $10.22 3 $30.66
Girl Mans Up • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • AKJ Education $12.41 2 $24.82
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $11.87 2 $23.74
City of Thieves • AKJ Education $11.68 2 $23.36
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences • AKJ Education $11.68 2 $23.36
A Thousand Splendid Suns • AKJ Education $11.68 2 $23.36
The Things They Carried • AKJ Education $11.19 2 $22.38
I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
The Unwanted • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sold • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
The Bluest Eye • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Some Assembly Required The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Calling My Name • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02

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