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Mrs. R. from Marion NC is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Van Gogh or Not to Go, that is Their Problem

The cost of sending five students to New York for sightseeing, museum visits, and a Broadway show is $1942, including <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,972 goal

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The students in my Art III class recently embarked on an art history project; the vehicle for the project was a fantasy trip to New York City. As they researched, these rural Western North Carolina juniors and seniors got so excited about what art is housed in NYC, they decided to try to make their dream a reality. One student has decided to take this trip rather than go on the senior trip; she said, ?Van Gogh or Mickey Mouse. It's not a difficult choice for me.? Their motivation to actually visit and see works of art they've only experienced in a textbook is electrifying. This is what we have already accomplished: Each student has done an Internet museum search to locate works to see. Hours and admission prices have been noted. Wicked tickets purchased from fundraisers and deposits. Six chaperones recruited and will pay for their own trips. Trip proposal supported and approved by School Board and parents. Airline tickets and rooms reserved. Fundraisers planned and ongoing. Next the students will: map NYC sites and plan daily agendas. Design and create a small book for journaling trip. View The Wizard of Oz so that after the trip, students can construct descriptive, narrative, persuasive, compare/contrast, definition, and analysis essays. The trip is scheduled for April 14-17, 2005 for twelve students and six adults. With help from fundraisers, all but five students can afford to go. Even though these students suspect they will miss the trip, they have worked tirelessly so that their classmates can go. I have exhausted resources. In our rural county, extra funds are allocated for at-risk or homeless students. My art III students are not at-risk, nor are they homeless; they and their families are just poor. These students come to school, work hard and plan to graduate on time. I have already received donations from other teachers to cover deposits for all five students. Their Wicked tickets have been purchased. I need funding for each student to cover the cost of their rooms and food. Please help these amazing students go with their classmates and experience the richness of art they have only been able to remotely imagine.

Mrs. R.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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New York City
(rooms, tickets to 2 broadway musicals and 3 museums. Tickets for Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building)
11 students and 6 teachers/parents $1,560.00

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