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Ms. Wycoff from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kick Start Reading in Art!

My students need easy to clean foam flooring and multilevel books for reading and inspiration.

  • $367 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in a high poverty district, serving over 500 students in the art room K-8th grade, and for many this is their only exposure to the arts. It is a place where our many students who are learning to speak English, who have just moved to the city, state, or country can communicate freely.

The art room is a place where students can think outside the box, develop problem solving skills, and express themselves safely.

Help these enthusiastic readers flourish! Our students love to use their creative thinking skills and find inspiration through literature and illustrations.

My Project

The books and floor mats will provide a reading corner in the art room. In our small space there will be an easy to clean space in a high traffic area with books and other resources available for reading. Our budget is used up quickly providing basic art supplies for our over 500 students from low-income families, and books quickly become a luxury.

Books help students meet our district goal to read and comprehend increasingly complex text in all content areas, including art, and reach the national visual arts standard of analyzing and interpreting illustrations through visual thinking strategies and story telling.

The foam floor mats will be used to create a easy to clean and comfortable area for reading, writing, and reflection during their weekly art class. The books, A Line Can Be..., Press Here, and others will also be used to inspire character designs, story telling through artistic representations, and to start our own reference library; they provide inspiration and references for our young creative thinkers in the art room.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Sell Mats Anti-Fatigue Interlocking Flooring Set, 6 Counts • Amazon Business $29.99 5 $149.95
Too Much Glue • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
When Pigasso Met Mootisse • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Press Here • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Only One You • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Monsters Love Colors • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
A Line Can Be . . . • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Pout-Pout Fish • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76

Materials cost

$277.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$311.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.92

Total project goal

$366.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$366.16

3 Donors

-$341.16

Donations toward project cost

-$289.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.17

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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