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Ms. Behnke from San Diego CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art is at the Heart of STEAM!

Help me give my students tools for communication and expression of ideas, thoughts and concepts: fine point pens and drawing paper.

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with students at two different school sites within our magnificently diverse city. The schools are filled with eager learners wanting to explore all aspects of the STEAM curriculum. My students come from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, language and economic backgrounds. The majority of the students I teach are face with challenges of being raised in socioeconomically disadvantaged environment. A third of the students I work with are English Language Learners, often new to American schools.

Using the universal language of Art to express themselves, my students will began their successful academic lives with confidence.

With your help my students will acquire the skills not only of creating artistic works but the art of self expression, divergent thinking as well as problem solving skills. Given the tools to problem solve, represent their thinking through multiple pathways they will build a strong foundation for life long learning and success.

My Project

My students are facing an ever changing world where thinking outside the box and creativity are essential. Some of the best ideas begin as a sketch. Having access to quality supplies, opportunities to record, develop and expand on ideas and concepts in Math and Science begin in the Art Classroom.

Launch my students into new areas of exploration, expression and creative with quality paper and pens.

The simple essentials of quality drawing paper and well made pens to begin their journey are key....The also are used in so many different ways! Help provide my students with the foundation to a strong STEAM future as I guide them through the year with Art at the Heart of their STEAM learning.

Ms. Behnke
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 950 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sax Sulphite Drawing Paper, 90 lb, 12 x 18 Inches, Extra-White, Pack of 500 • Amazon Business $45.94 2 $91.88
Sharpie 1884739 Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.82 2 $45.64

Materials cost

$137.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.15

Total project goal

$214.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.31

6 Donors

-$106.27

Donations toward project cost

-$91.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.44

match offer

-$106.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$90.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

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$0.00

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