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

Narrow the Opportunity Gap with Reading and Arts Integration

Help me give my students relatable reading material, supplies to integrate art into learning, and flexible seating to give them the opportunity to engage in the learning process.

  • $533 goal

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My Students

I teach an off-site program for 9th grade students whose least restrictive environment is within an alternate setting. My students are students with disabilities and my goal with them is to really foster a love of learning specifically pertaining to reading and literacy skills and integrated arts as it relates to social-emotional learning. These students come from diverse backgrounds and have not had experiences in school with which they connect. I'm hoping this program can change that experience for them!

My Project

The materials I am requesting will be used within the off-site, alternative setting for students with significant emotional-behavioral disabilities. My students have not personally connected to school as adolescent students and I am hopeful that with the right environment and applicable materials, this year will be the year they feel confident in who they in all the roles they play in their individual lives and how they contribute to a community. The books I have selected have characters which are a reflection of the students I teach and are considered high interest novels. The art supplies will help integrate art into literacy and social-emotional learning. Bean bags offer options for seating while accessing community, off-campus space.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.96 5 $59.80
Enimay Shredded Memory Foam 10 Pounds Fill Replacement for Chairs Pillows Cushions Bean Bags Arts Crafts 100% CertiPUR-US Certified Foam Made in USA • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Anger Is a Gift • Amazon Business $7.40 6 $44.40
Sargent Art 24-2498 Count Artist Quality Acrylic Paint Set, 12 • Amazon Business $40.80 1 $40.80
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.70 6 $40.20
Big Joe 0680540 Stack Chair, Black Plush Bean Bag, • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Big Joe 0680562 Stack Chair, Turquoise Plush Bean Bag • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Horizon Group USA Paint Brushes - Assorted Sizes, Set of 250, Assorted • Amazon Business $30.46 1 $30.46
The Big Book of Mod Podge: Decoupage Made Easy • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Corrugated Cardboard Sheets - 24-Pack Flat Cardboard Sheets, Cardboard Inserts for Packing, Mailing, Crafts - Kraft Brown, 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Faber-Castel FC128224 Creative Studio Soft Pastel Crayons (24 Pack), Assorted • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Scissors, 8" Multipurpose Scissors 3 Pack, Ultra Sharp Blades, Comfort-Grip Handles, Sturdy and Sharp Scissors for Office Home School Art Craft Sewing Heavy Duty • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set (PHN-50) • Amazon Business $4.66 1 $4.66

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