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Mrs. Kingston from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adding Color and Personality to the World We Live In!

Help me give my students paint, colored pencils, and other supplies for the opportunity to imagine and create their own works of art as we learn more about the world around us.

  • $819 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a wonderful class of 22 vibrant fourth graders. They are kind, compassionate, and eager to learn. Many of them also come from low-income and broken homes.

They are excellent voyagers who strive to live by our creed, knowing that they will "find hope and success in spite of wind and change."

As we continue to sail through our year, we find that there are some tools that would be most valuable in helping our young voyagers be more successful and inspired. I have many talented young artists and many more who just love to create! So much learning is gained through art and music. It is our hope that we can add some much-needed art and music supplies to our classroom. Art and music make this world a much more colorful, lively, and happy place. We are effective learners, who are working to become ethical people and we choose to contribute to a better world.

My Project

Children are full of creativity and curiosity. They look at the world around them and see beauty and life, even when things are not ideal. Allowing and encouraging students to express their thoughts, views, and knowledge through art helps them to process and retain information. Teaching students about fossils is fun; watching them create their own models of fossils using clay, paint and brushes is much more effective. Talking about animal defense mechanisms triggers their imagination and desire to learn. Helping them draw, mold, or paint these animals gives them something they will always remember and an experience that will continue to grow with them. The addition of illustrations and art projects to any math, science or ELA unit helps students express what they have learned through outlets that often are not available. This also greatly increases the success of students who struggle with reading and writing, but excel in self expression through art and music. This is what I want my students to experience throughout the year. As a charter school there are some things that our school is not able to offer, an art program is currently among these things that are missing. However, art it is a very important part of expression and development in children. Having witnessed the impact that it can have on students, I incorporate it into my lessons and classroom. Art and music enrich and strengthen knowledge, deepen understanding, and soothe troubled hearts...all of which we want and need to do within the walls of our classrooms.

Mrs. Kingston
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
00018-1039 - Blick Student Grade Tempera - 4-Color Pump Kit, Secondary Colors, Gallons • Blick Art Materials $64.44 1 $64.44
00018-1029 - Blick Student Grade Tempera - 4-Color Pump Kit, Primary Colors, Gallons • Blick Art Materials $64.44 1 $64.44
16 ART TIME SEMI MOIST WASHABLE • Teachers' School Supply $2.54 25 $63.50
Crayola Llc - Colored Pencils 240 Ct Classpack 12 Assorted Colors Full Length • Teachers' School Supply $59.11 1 $59.11
6 Piece Rhythm Instrument Set • Teachers' School Supply $47.00 1 $47.00
Crayola Llc - Crayola Air Dry Clay 25 Lb White Pk • Teachers' School Supply $46.44 1 $46.44
Voit Playground Ball Prism Pack Options: 8.5" Balls • Teachers' School Supply $37.99 1 $37.99
Pacon Corporation - Construc Ppr Gw Lwt Asst 9x12 500rm • Teachers' School Supply $18.79 2 $37.58
33531-1025 - Playbox Plaster of Paris - Bag, 25 lb • Blick Art Materials $11.83 2 $23.66
Chenille Kraft Company - Colossal Flat Wood Handle Brush Assortment • Teachers' School Supply $22.09 1 $22.09
Chenille Kraft Company - Colossal Round Wood Handle Brush Assortment-multi • Teachers' School Supply $22.09 1 $22.09
Pacon Corporation - Array Card Stock White Quantity: 100 Sheets • Teachers' School Supply $15.39 1 $15.39
Pacon Corporation - Array Card Stock Classic Colors 100 Count 8.5 X 11 • Teachers' School Supply $15.39 1 $15.39
Pacon Corporation - Array Card Stock Brights Assorted Colors Color Options: Assorted Colors • Teachers' School Supply $15.39 1 $15.39
Pacon Corporation - Array Card Stock Assorted 100 Sht 10 Colors • Teachers' School Supply $15.39 1 $15.39
Array Card Stock Hyper 100 Sht Assortment 5 Colors 8- 1/2 X 11 • Teachers' School Supply $15.39 1 $15.39
Crow Sounder • Teachers' School Supply $12.00 1 $12.00
Drawing Chalk - 12 Piece Set • Teachers' School Supply $3.89 3 $11.67
Cotton Jump Rope w/ Wood Handle Handle Size: 8" • Teachers' School Supply $3.20 3 $9.60
06280-1319 - Blick Essentials Value Brush Set - Foam Brushes, 1", Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $4.66 2 $9.32

Materials cost

$607.88

Vendor shipping charges

$49.06

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$696.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.83

Total project goal

$818.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$818.89

1 Donor

-$818.89

Donations toward project cost

-$696.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$122.83

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$0.00

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