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Mrs. Puzzo from St Louis Park MN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Starry Night in French Class

Help me give my students the materials to create their own versions of Van Gogh's Starry Night in class while we talk about what might have inspired him.

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of the best parts about my teaching job is the crazy joy, enthusiasm, and chaos that my students bring to the classroom each day. They come from incredibly diverse homes, and they bring that diversity to the classroom. The best part is that our students are all open to diversity, and they love to learn and share with others. They share willingly anything they have, and they are incredibly open to discussions about their differences and similarities.

My students are very curious about the world around them, but many do not have the financial resources to have access to anything but the basics.

Many of my students are the first generation of children going to school in America. Many other children are in homes where finances are a challenge. Because of that, our teaching staff works hard to find creative solutions to keep students moving forward.

Your support allows me to meet the needs of my students, and in some cases, indulge the kids in knowing that they are loved, supported, and valued. Having creative materials allows the kids to learn about themselves and how they learn, creating small advocates for learning along the way!

My Project

When you learn a language, it is important to learn some of the culture that is important as well. As my students continue their study of French, we talk about art and museums and history.

My students would do a wonderful job creating their own versions of Van Gogh's Starry Night in class with these materials.

The kit that is included has basic stencils to help them set the scene and the background. The other requested materials, such as paint pads and pastels, are what we will need to allow everyone a chance to make their own.

I will be using this lesson to talk about how all of us are unique - even when we try to blend in with the rest and we follow the same steps, our personalities shine. In addition we will be talking about museums, art history, the French understanding of art and so much more!

Mrs. Puzzo
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strathmore 27-209 100 Series Youth Paint Pad, 9"x12" Tape Bound, 20 Sheets • Amazon Business $4.97 12 $59.64
Crayola Oil Pastels Classpack, 12 Brilliant Opaque Colors, School Supplies, 336Count • Amazon Business $38.11 1 $38.11
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (16 Ounce), 21142 Cobalt Blue • Amazon Business $7.85 2 $15.70
Jack Richeson 699063-12 Plain Foam Brayer (12 Pack), 3" • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (16 Ounce), 21148 Black • Amazon Business $5.69 2 $11.38
Kidzaw Master Kitz The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (16 Ounce), 21119 White • Amazon Business $4.47 2 $8.94
ECR4Kids Large Designer Foam Paint Rollers Set - Reusable Sponge Brush Art Supplies for Kids and Toddlers - Set 1: Dots, Angles, Waves (12-Piece Kit) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$163.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$196.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.64

Total project goal

$230.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$230.92

15 Donors

-$204.74

Donations toward project cost

-$174.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.56

match offer

-$26.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$22.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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