Spring Branch teacher hopes to engage students with drawing books
Many of us had friends in school who seemed to be able to draw constantly -- and did, doodling in the margins of assignments, quizzes and notes. A Spring Branch teacher is seeking funds to help engage students with such a natural love of drawing at school.
The instructor at Northbrook Middle School is seeking funds for her project through donorschoose.org, a website that enables users to directly provide resources for teachers in schools across the country.
In the description of her project on the site, the teacher observes that she has many students who are naturally enthusiastic about drawing. Even students who perform poorly in school or who do not speak English well, she says, often show her things they have sketched or doodled. But the teacher also noticed that the school's library has no drawing instruction books that the students could use to stay busy and build their skills. She hopes to use the DonorsChoose money to build a library of such titles based out of the art room.
The books being requested include titles such as How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, Drawing Made Easy: Dragons/Fantasy and Daily Warm-Ups: Art History. The teacher estimates the project will benefit 400 students right away, and the materials will also help students in the future.
According to DonorsChoose, the total cost of the project is $561.33. Three donors have already given $170, meaning the project has $391.33 to go before it is fully funded. The request was originally posted on Nov. 16, 2010, and has until April 15, to be fulfilled.
To learn more about this project or to give money, go here.
Northbrook Middle School, located at 3030 Rosefield Drive, is part of the Spring Branch Independent School District.
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