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Ms. Bettencourt from Sacramento CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Is for Art in Our Bee STEAM Project

Help me give my students the opportunity to create nature journals with watercolors and paper in order to record their learning and to make beautiful art to display their learning in our STEM project about native bees.

  • $258 goal

This project expired on March 23, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is into their second year of a project about native bees that links science and our other subjects. Because they were so engrossed in their bee project and had so many ideas how to deepen it, we all moved up to the next grade together! In our second year together, these students are still incredibly enthusiastic and driven to learn as well as teach others about the value of our native bees. This year, they have big goals. We plan to create teaching videos and our own website, add more bee-friendly plants to our urban campus, and to campaign in our district to protect bees from pesticides. It is an amazing group of kids who have become truly passionate about their environmental science project and having supplies to add art into their project will enrich the experience even more for these fantastic kids.

My Project

My students are working incredibly hard on their long-term native bee project. They have already designed and installed a native bee garden at our school and they have even bigger goals this year, our second year together. Because of their deep enthusiasm, I am able to incorporate much of our learning into this project, especially our language arts and science. We were all inspired by the beautiful watercolors of bees in a publication we read during our research last year. However, we don’t have enough money in our budget to buy art supplies like paint or special paper for all 34 students.

These paints and paper will to give these students the opportunity to make their own journals, where they will sketch the plants and bees they study and accent their work with beautiful watercolors.

We will use the lighter paper to make these journals and to sketch and record our work and observations all year. The students can use their own set of watercolor paints to add color to their sketches and work.

Then, we will use the larger watercolor papers and refills of colors for students to create larger watercolor pieces about a selected native plant and native bee from their research in our project. From their paintings, we will build a class watercolor gallery that will display their native bee project learning in a beautiful way and preserve their art on a class native bee website we hope to build to showcase this class’s breadth of work on this STEAM project.

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

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
00365-0369-Sargent Washable Watercolors Pan Set - Class Pack, Set of 36, includes brushes • Blick Art Materials $37.96 1 $37.96
09606-1069-Bee Paper Aquabee Watercolor Paper - 6" x 9", 140 lb, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $18.59 2 $37.18
09605-1123-Richeson Bulk Pack Watercolor Paper - 9" x 12", 88 lb, Pkg of 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $7.29 4 $29.16
00391-0000-Sargent Washable Watercolor Pan Set - Super Size Set • Blick Art Materials $2.24 11 $24.64
00365-2089-Sargent Washable Watercolor Pans - Refill Strip, Set of 8 Colors • Blick Art Materials $0.58 34 $19.72
10028-1028-Blick Watercolor Paper - 15" x 22", White, Cold Press, Single Sheet • Blick Art Materials $0.39 36 $14.04
09605-1121-Richeson Bulk Pack Watercolor Paper - 6" x 9", 88 lb, Pkg of 50 sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.92 2 $7.84

Materials cost

$170.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.59

Total project goal

$257.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.29

2 Donors

-$257.29

Donations toward project cost

-$218.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.59

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$0.00

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