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

Art Expression

My students need Sargent Art acrylic paints, paint brushes and canvases to explore a new medium in which to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences.

  • $498 goal

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My Students

My students come to school every day with a smile on their faces, wanting to learn and ready for a new adventure. My fifth graders are eager to share stories about their families, their lives, and their fears. I hope for my students to be ready with knowledge, but also with curiosity and interest in what the future holds for them. I want them to believe that they can change their future.

My students are from different parts of East Oakland, but they are primarily from under-served communities that are traditionally limited in their access to great educational experiences.

They are primarily Latino, speaking a variety of home languages: Mam, Quiche, Spanish, and English. But they are most of all, economically disenfranchised. Ninety percent of the students at my school receive free lunch.

Their reality has not stopped them from striving to better themselves. They aspire to go to college and to learn and to contribute back to their community. They dream of being lawyers, doctors, teachers, scientists, and soccer players. They want to be that positive change that their community needs.

My Project

I am requesting acrylic paints and canvases for my students to help them express themselves. My students lack English vocabulary and oral production. They have so many experiences and valuable information that they are not able to share. But art can help them share it.

Art is a medium which doesn't require any English language skills.

Art has its own universal language. Its a way in which my students can express themselves and feel part of the class as they acquire English language skills. It is a way in which my students can be understood. Art can help build a better classroom environment and open up lines of communication among my students. Producing more mindful students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sargent Art 22-2399 8-Ounce Acrylic Paint, 12 Piece Set • Amazon Business $36.87 4 $147.48
US Art Supply 9 X 12 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panel Boards for Painting 4 - 12-Packs (1 Full Case of 48 Single Canvas Board Panels) • Amazon Business $49.96 2 $99.92
Xpassion 12-Piece Nylon Hair Professional Paint Brush Set, Black • Amazon Business $6.79 10 $67.90
Ohuhu 80 Colors Dual Tips Permanent Marker Pens Art Markers Highlighters with Carrying Case for Drawing Sketching Adult Coloring Highlighting and Underlining • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99

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