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Mr. Joya from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art in Science? Why Not!?

My students need a refill of basic school supplies, like markers and colored pencils, to support their writing pieces, and to complete individual and group projects in science!

  • $297 goal

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My Students

One-third of our school's student body receives special education services; 12% of the students are English Language Learners; and an overwhelming majority qualify for free/reduced price meals.

But when you look at our students, you don't see that: you see quirky young kids, who are asking questions, and pushing themselves to learn how to help the world, and how to be better people as well.

Their curious minds are filled with unlimited questions about the natural world which surrounds them. Whenever they come into the classroom, they ask me questions about what they have observed outside - and I love it. Their passion for the environment is unrivaled and is something to reckon with.

My Project

Curie did it, Darwin did it, as did Rutherford. All scientists - from the past to the present and to the future - illustrated and labeled their own diagrams to support their explanations, and to give their readers a clearer picture of what they were describing in their books. So why not encourage these habits in our future scientists?

Markers & colored pencils will allow my students to illustrate colorfully their observations, while colored post-it notes, tape, and printer ink allow for them to organize their writing comprehensively - either on paper or digitally.

These supplies will assist my students in developing and demonstrating their mastery of the content through their writing and drawing. While writing and speaking are traditional ways to show mastery, my students have surprised me with their eagerness to draw and use illustrations to support their explanations. Every time I say they can draw, along with write, their eyes light up - especially my students who struggle with learning the English language. And they don't disappoint; their writing is more fluent when they have a physical picture to use to refer to while they write.

So why not make a donation today to help the scientists of the future?

Mr. Joya
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Color Swell Washable Markers Bulk Pack 36 Sets 8 Count Vibrant Colors 288 Total Perfect Large Pack for Teachers, Kids and Classrooms • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Color Swell Colored Pencils Bulk Pack 30 Sets 12 Count Assorted Vibrant Colors 360 Total Perfect for Kids, Teachers and Classrooms • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Do it Wiser Compatible High Yield Toner for Dell C1760nw 1250c 1350cnw 1355cn 1355cnw C1765nf C1765nfw - 4 Pack • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $19.69 1 $19.69
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $19.69 1 $19.69
X-ACTO Ranger 55 Manual Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $18.65 1 $18.65
Elmer’s Re-Stick School Glue Sticks, 0.28-Ounces, 60 Count • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
X-ACTO Ranger 55 Manual Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $7.91 2 $15.82
Scotch Magic Tape and Refillable Dispenser, Writeable, 3/4 x 650 Inches, 6-Pack (6122) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Scotch Magic Tape and Refillable Dispenser, Writeable, 3/4 x 650 Inches, 6-Pack (6122) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83

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