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Ms. Witherell from Greenfield MA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Welcome to Noun Town: Engineering a 3-D Town!

Help me give my students the resources to build their very own NOUN TOWN! We need blocks, paper, and paint.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Picture a group of kids who are growing up in homeless, transitional, or semi-permanent housing. That's my room. As one of the few states that guarantee family housing, our shelters are overflowing. The state has purchased temporary apartment housing near our school, and well over half of our population is in our area for a short, undetermined amount of time. With one hundred percent of our student body receiving free breakfast, lunch, and snack, school is their safe place, for many of our student body, it is their safe haven.

Despite obstacles that would be too much for many adults, they remain bright, funny, and fun-loving, and they really enjoy the safety and security that school brings.

Our school not only keeps the kids safe, but it's a place where learning comes alive and is so much fun!

My Project

In 2nd-grade, we try our best to drive home nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech that support students reading and writing habits. We learn songs and chants that support our understanding and do our best to build excitement. What we want to do this year is amplify this in excitement and hands-on experience.

We want to BUILD a NOUN TOWN!

What's a noun town, you ask? Picture a long sheet of cobblestone as a blank canvas for 43-second graders. We went to lead them to become the engineers of their own town. They will use paint to paint houses, use clay and paint to mold lawns, trees, and animals, construct lego homes and lincoln log cabins. They will build their own skyscrapers and structures with cardboard and paper mache and have working cards and bicycles.

Perhaps the most important work will be their connection to labeling all the nouns. Students will use the labels to write the name of the common nouns they are using and create a few proper nouns (a replication of our school, our mayor, etc.)

A noun really just names a person, place, thing, or animal; but we can't wait to create an entire town that will be a display for the entire school about the job of nouns in a writing, reading, and speaking.

Any left over materials from our creative art will then be used to ensure we have a Verb Village and an Adjective Avenue in our Noun Town. We dream of bringing the arts into a collaborative grade level project.

Ms. Witherell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Model Magic 4 oz, White • Amazon Business $3.49 20 $69.80
SainSmart Jr. Wooden Building Blocks STEM Wooden Construction Toy for Kids, Log Cabin Set Building House Toy for Preschooler with Colorful Blocks 450 PCS/Set • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Bulk Buy: Darice DIY Crafts Paper Mache House Box Small 6 in (8-Pack) 2863-04 • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
LEGO Creator Modular Poolside Holiday 31067 Building Kit (356 Piece) • Amazon Business $32.89 1 $32.89
Capcouriers Painting Rocks - Smooth Violet & White Rocks for Painting Kindness Rocks - Rocks can Range from 1 to 2 inches in Length • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Aviditi M743 Corrugated Mailer, 7" Length x 4" Width x 3" Height, Oyster White (Bundle of 50) • Amazon Business $27.81 1 $27.81
Fadeless PAC56925 Bulletin Board Art Paper, Summer Horizon, 48" x 50', 1 Roll • Amazon Business $24.19 1 $24.19
Castle Art Supplies LARGE Acrylic Paint Set - 12 BIG 75ml Tubes for Beginners, Artists or Students - For Canvas, Wood, Ceramic, Fabric and Nail Art (12 75ml tubes) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Fadeless PAC56485 Bulletin Board Art Paper, Rock Wall, 48" x 50', 1 Roll • Amazon Business $23.68 1 $23.68
Putz Style DIY Cardboard Houses-Set of 6 Mini Vintage Houses • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Fadeless PAC57225 Bulletin Board Art Paper, Jet Black, 48" x 25', 1 Roll • Amazon Business $19.79 1 $19.79
Melissa & Doug Wooden Town Vehicles Set in Wooden Tray (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
Darice 3 Piece Paper Mache House Box Set • Amazon Business $16.40 1 $16.40
Artlicious - 25 All Purpose Paint Brush Value Pack - Great with Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Gouache • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Zealor 100 Pieces Miniature Ornaments Kit for DIY Fairy Garden Dollhouse Decoration • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
KUUQA 34Pcs Mini Sisal Snow Frost Trees Bottle Brush Trees Plastic Winter Snow Ornaments Tabletop Trees for DIY Room Decor Home Table Top Decoration Diorama Models • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Finger Mountain Bike Excellent Functional Miniature Metal Toys Mini Extreme Sports Finger Bicycle Cool Boy Toy Creative Game Toy Set Collections [4 Pack] • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
3000 Blank Labels Brand Economy Grade Address Labels. Size 2-5/8" x 1" (2.625 x 1) Ink Jet and Laser Guaranteed. Made in USA (100 Sheets) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
1.45x1.45x0.78 inch (3.7x3.7x2cm) 20 Pcs Mini Brown Aircraft Cardboard Pack Square Gift Wrapping Kraft Paper Soap Box Craftwork Gift Fastener Ear Rings Small Jewellery Favor Treat Boxes • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Crayola Model Magic 4-Ounce, Terra Cotta • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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