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Ms. Smith from Indianapolis IN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reader's THEATER Raised Up One Level

My students need a raised portable stage for the classroom, as well as music stands for our Reader's Theater productions.

  • $895 goal

This project expired on July 13, 2018.

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My Students

Please allow me to introduce the 2024 graduating class - a future surgeon, lawyers, nurses, 2 teachers, a pilot, a wrestler, a comedian, 2 WNBA players, a carpenter, a chemical engineer, 3 architects, comic book designers, painters, artists, potters, rappers, spoken word artists, urban farmers, social workers, 2 professional gamers, C-level executives, entreprenuers....

I teach them how to think for themselves and empower them to become the "doers" of tomorrow, not just the dreamers of today.

These amazing individuals take risks, share wins and losses, and understand what it means to have grit and show perseverance.

My Project

Performing as an actress, in Indianapolis community theater, for the past 24 years, I am aware of the positive impact performing arts can have in overall life skills and academics.

In my 6th Grade ELA class, we bring language to life by performing Reader's Theater, weekly, in class.

We read plays based on stories; we create plays based on articles and text we read, and we perform for younger students, parents, and the community.

In operating my ELA class, in this manner, my ESL students quickly became EXCITED to read new scripts. They were eager to be cast in a role and wanted to begin practicing to fluently read their lines and develop their characters. All of my students were able to engage and work together as a team to add their own creativity to the greater good of the team.

Having a raised stage in the classroom, with music stands, will help create the "platform" to launch my kids into the upper eschelons of awesome!

Ms. Smith
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Midwest Folding Products TransFold Portable Stage, Charcoal Gray Carpeted Platform, Black Frame, 8"H x 48"W x 96"L • Staples Advantage $491.37 1 $491.37
NPS #82MS Music Stand, Black/Black • Staples Advantage $38.00 6 $228.00

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