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Mr. Hale from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Across the Curriculum

Help me give my students dry erase boards, markers, and other basic supplies to creatively express themselves through art across the curriculum.

  • $445 goal

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My Students

At my school, the mission is to maintain a thriving academic community that implements a balanced curriculum. We foster an appreciation of and respect for our rich cultural diversity, as well as a lifelong love of learning. We cultivate critical thinkers, problem solvers, successful readers and discerning users of technology. We nurture caring individuals who are able to make positive contributions to society.

Our community is home to a number of ethnic and immigrant members.

Ethnic Ethiopians, newly independent Eastern Europeans, Vietnamese, and Nigerians live and socialize in Edgewater. Amid the streets of our community one will mix with residents in traditional African dress and older family members strolling with their grandchildren while the middle generation is out making a living. We house and home a wide variety of students that helps build our understanding of diversity, culture and citizenship.

My Project

What can I do if I want to encourage students to creativity express themselves and provide them with basic supplies and artistic activities? Art can be important developmentally for students, so it is vital that my students learn to use art as a means to express themselves. From mini books to comics, my students have a thirst and yearning to draw and create. So instead of having students put away their creative works during reading class, I want to encourage them to continue to express their artistic ideas in all fields including math, science and language arts.

Drawing expressively is a skill that evolves over time and helps foster student growth and development.

Materials likes color pencils, dry erase markers, construction paper and poster pads are essential in the day to day curriculum activities in the classroom. Items like sketchpads allows for students to chart progress and be more engaged in the lessons that involve utilizing them. Expressive arts are skills that need to not only be taught but practiced. Teaching through this method stresses the importance of students developing "growth mindsets", the belief that learning can develop and evolve over time. I feel these basic supplies will help my students understand the importance of art and how it can be applied across the curriculum and to their every day lives.

Mr. Hale
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Mini-Sketch Spiral-Bound Pad (6 x 9 inches) - 4-Pack • Amazon Business $10.19 7 $71.33
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 16 Bold Colors, Great for Classroom, Educational, All-Purpose Art Tools, 256 Count • Amazon Business $56.88 1 $56.88
Dry Erase Boards - Classroom Pack of 30 DOUBLE SIDED Small Lapboards - Personal Mini White Boards for Students - Dry Erase Lap Board Teacher Supplies - Markers and Erasers Included • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
EXPO 80054 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 15-Piece Set • Amazon Business $19.88 2 $39.76
Crayola Construction Paper Bulk, 10 Colors, Great for Crafts, 480 Count, Stocking Stuffer • Amazon Business $18.06 2 $36.12
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $31.88 1 $31.88
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $26.73 1 $26.73
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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