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Ms. Irvin from China Grove NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A+ Arts Inspire English Learners!

My students need art supplies, including markers, fabric paint, glue and various types of paper.

  • $211 goal

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My Students

My students are elementary English as a Second Language students in a rural, public school in North Carolina. We are an A+ Arts school, so most of our lesson have a visual arts, dance, or music component. Most of my students speak Spanish at home, and all of them are eager to learn. They love to wiggle and move, and we rarely have a day when they're expected to sit still through an entire lesson. They love group work and collaborating with classmates to create something special. Usually, you'll find them spread out on the floor working or huddled around a group of chairs.

Like all children, my students love to work together with partners and friends, and they are very creative when given the chance to make something!

Writing assignments are so much more engaging when students have an arts component to support their understanding. We almost always have an art component integrated with the content of what we're learning. I've noticed an improvement in their writing scores, and they use high-level vocabulary more readily when they can work in small groups.

My Project

Our school is transitioning into the A+ Arts program this year. My students love creating stop motion videos, visual arts representations of what we're reading about, and puppets to retell stories. We use lots of construction paper, crayons, and colored pencils, but they would also love to use markers and high-quality arts paper with paint.

Students learn using multiple intelligences, and integrating the arts allows students to flex their creativity and apply content in new ways.

By creating short movies and puppet shows, students gain confidence about their speaking ability. In ESL class, we can create visual art pieces to go along with our writing samples, or students can write about what they create. Paper, markers, and glue can become anything! My English learners can shine even if they haven't fully grasped English because the arts are universal. Anyone can create something beautiful!

Ms. Irvin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 60 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Crayola 58-7858 40 ct Broad Line Ultra-Clean Washable Markers Toy • Amazon Business $15.31 2 $30.62
Paint Pens for Multi-Surfaces, Premium Water-Based Paint Pens, Medium Point Tip, Work on Almost Any Surfaces- Rock, Glass, Wood, Metal, Rubber, Stone, Art& Crafts and so on with 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
White Kraft Arts and Crafts Paper Roll - 18 inches by 175 Feet (2100 inch) - Ideal for Paints, Wall Art, Easel Paper, Fadeless Bulletin Board Paper, Gift Wrapping Paper and Kids Crafts - Made in USA • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Tulip 00825 Dimensional Slick Fabric Paint, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $6.64 2 $13.28
Darice Core’dinations Premium 65-lb Cardstock Value Pack – 12x12” Sheets of Premium, Acid Free Cardstock with a Solid-Dyed Core, 100-Pack Includes Five Sheets of 20 Colors • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Crayola Fine Line Markers, 40 Count, Assorted Colors, Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Origami Paper 500 sheets Kaleidoscope Patterns 6" (15 cm): Tuttle Origami Paper: High-Quality Origami Sheets Printed with 12 Different Designs: Instructions for 8 Projects Included • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $9.61 1 $9.61
Darice GX-2200-06 50-Piece Card Stock Paper, 8.5 by 11-Inch, White • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Pacon Glitter Construction Paper Pad, 5 Assorted Colors, 9" x 11-1/2, 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54

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