Wednesday, March 21, 2012
People Want to Give You Money
A couple of weeks ago I read a post by Mrs. Picasso in which she made a long list of children's art books that she loved. I looked longingly over the list but felt that I invest quite enough already in extras for my classroom. So, I put out a request for $100 worth of books on Donors Choose. Two weeks later, one of our school volunteers handed me a check for $150 and told me it was for my books. I was floored. And very appreciative!
My take-away was that if you have an idea for something that your students would really love to have, you should go ahead and ask for it. Probably the less money it involves, the better your chances of getting it.
I'd love to have an iPad lab for my art room the way some teachers do, but I haven't quite figured out who would be willing to fund that one.