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Mrs. McGilvray from White Oak TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Animal Research Comes to Life

Help me give my students supplies to help them build dioramas to show off what they've learned from animal research. The washable paint will help them design a non-fiction-like background to represent their animal's habitat.

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Energetic, inquisitive, passionate, and ambitions; theses are the adjectives that come to mind when I think about my amazing group of 2nd graders. Although they all come from uniquely different walks of life, they each share an adventurous spirit that is alive and well within our classroom community. Their eagerness to explore and conquer the unknown is an inspiration and keeps me craving more classroom time each year.

Although it is my job to teach them, they end up teaching me.

These children are a constant reminder that it is ok to take chances and make mistakes. They are a constant reminder that growth can occur even when you're "wrong". We are on an incredible learning journey together.

My Project

My class has been working on a Project Based Learning activity for the past 3 weeks. We have been discussing what we can do as humans to preserve animal's natural habitats in order for the food chain and life cycle to continue. Students are taking what they've learned and presenting their findings through a shoe box diorama.


The paint and paint pens will allow students to create a non-fiction-like background and details. The molding clay will add a 3-D element. Many students are excited to mold their animal out of the clay. The popsicle sticks will add another, fun, 3-D elements to help bring the animal's habitat to life.

My students are excited to begin the process, and we thank you for considering to donate to this creative cause!

Mrs. McGilvray
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PX2020 - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 10-Color Set - Pints • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
PINTAR - Acrylic Fine Tip Paint Pens For Rock Painting Art - 24 Pack Vibrant Colors for Wood, Glass, Metal and Ceramic - Water Resistant and Quick Drying Ink For Arts & Crafts • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
RA442 - Nonhardening Modeling Clay Bucket - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
Tosnail 3" x 3" Mini Canvas Panels Set - Pack of 24 pcs • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
The Lion's Share • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
FT2496 - Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

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