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Ms. M. from Staten Island NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art for Science's Sake

The cost of modeling clay, tempera and watercolor paints, and other art materials from Dick Blick is $551, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $567 goal

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Our school is located in Staten Island, New York. It is a Title 1 elementary school. As such it has a large minority student population from predominantly low-income families. Our students face the challenges of poverty, high crime rates, adult illiteracy, and transient and single-parent families. Low literacy achievement is common in our environment. Despite these challenges, our children come to school regularly with a desire to learn. This is the second year we have included a science curriculum for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade. I am the teacher for this program and am happy to say my students have a lot of enthusiasm. Last year the program was launched with great success using a literacy approach to learning science through both fiction and nonfiction sources. Thankfully, many of my students have retained the information they learned through these resources. My current goal is to reinforce their learning through hands-on experiences that include manipulation of art materials. Some examples of the possible applications of art in science are studying and mimicking the method of illustration Eric Carle uses in his science books, studying color mixing and spectrum, creating land and water forms, and sculpting plant and animal creatures. By using basic art materials like art tissue, watercolor paint, tempera paint, and modeling clay, students will have the opportunity to work cooperatively. They will discuss and apply science knowledge to their projects. They will write and present their results to others. And they will enjoy the experience. All this can be accomplished if this project is funded.

Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC PRIMARY 1OZ 75CLSPK • Dick Blick $32.98 1 $32.98
CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC WHT 1OZ 75CLASSPK • Dick Blick $30.98 1 $30.98
ANATOMICAL SKELETONS MINI HUMAN W/STAND • Dick Blick $16.73 6 $100.38
CRAYOLA WASH WC SO BIG SET • Dick Blick $3.22 30 $96.60
PRANG POWDER TEMPERA YLW 1LB • Dick Blick $2.54 2 $5.08
PRANG POWDER TEMPERA RED 1LB • Dick Blick $2.54 2 $5.08
PRANG POWDER TEMPERA WHT 1LB • Dick Blick $2.54 2 $5.08
PRANG POWDER TEMPERA BLK 1LB • Dick Blick $2.54 2 $5.08
PRANG POWDER TEMPERA BLU 1LB • Dick Blick $2.54 2 $5.08
PRANG POWDER TEMPERA GRN 1LB • Dick Blick $2.54 2 $5.08
PRANG POWDER TEMPERA ORG 1LB • Dick Blick $2.54 2 $5.08
COLORWHEELS COLORSAURUS • Dick Blick $2.51 30 $75.30
CRAYOLA MODELNG CLAY 1LB ASST • Dick Blick $2.06 12 $24.72

Materials cost

$396.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$464.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.93

Total project goal

$566.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$566.26

2 Donors

-$469.00

Donations toward project cost

-$465.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$98.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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