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Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian from Las Vegas NV is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mirror Mirror Watch Me Read. What Will My Superpower Be?

Help me give my students crayons, paper, and pencils that mirror the beauty of their skin tones for their self-portrait project during Nevada Reading Week 2019.

  • $177 goal

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My Students

My evolving 21st century modern school library serves an eager to learn and inquisitive student population of almost 700 students from PreK through 5th. They are excited to learn. We are a Title I, Turnaround school with a 100% free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch population. We have three self-contained special education programs-a primary autism class, an intermediate LIF (formerly MCS) class, and intermediate SEC (Severe Emotional Challenges) class. Our transiency rate is roughly 39.1 which is significantly higher than the district average. Our ELL population is almost 50%. Students come to Library to learn. My library not only emphasizes print and digital skills, but also social, cooperative, and creative thinking skills, which are needed for my 21st Century Learners to be successful.

Embedded in all learning in the Library is that, above all else, our differences and diversity, who we are and how we learn, is to be celebrated and shared, to follow their passions, and to believe in themselves.

WISER is the guiding acronym in our library. It stands for Wonder, Investigate, Synthesize, Express, and Reevaluate. This acronym guides all our work as these are skills needed to be lifelong, contributing members of any community.

My Project

Nevada Reading Week will be a "super" special time in our school library this Spring. The 2019 Nevada Reading Week theme is Find Your Superpower-READ! While several activities are planned, one I hope to have them complete requires students to create a self-portrait for their poem, memoir or goal.

Having People Colored paper, crayons, and colored pencils to create a more accurate representation of the beauty they see every time they look in the mirror will be truly special.

Nevada Reading Week is only 2 months away. I want to make sure we have the supplies we need to complete our projects that emphasize the power and importance of being lifelong learners and readers starting today.

Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC383 - People Colors® Craft Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 6 $47.94
LC360 - People Colors® Crayons - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 5 $34.95
LC386 - People Colors® Jumbo Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 3 $26.97

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