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

Art Is Essential!

Help me give my students an art drying rack, pens for Zentangle, paper, and other art supplies!

  • $446 goal

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My Students

Many of my students are English learners who need a variety of resources to access concepts. My students come from low-income families that may not be able to provide supplies. With my yearly classroom budget I buy basic supplies like notebooks and pencils, so I use to provide my students with experiences outside our basic curriculum.

Our school serves a diverse population, with many students learning English as their second language.

In order for my teaching to be effective, it's important to have the supplies and resources to support their needs. My students are curious, bright, energetic, and deserve to have a quality education.

My Project

I aim to incorporate art into various subjects that we are learning, but it is also important just to do art for art's sake! This year my students and I have been experimenting with the art of Zentangle, which is like the art of doodling. My students find it calming and help them focus. I am asking for some more Zentangle supplies to expand what we have been practicing and to replenish our pens, since they are already starting to dry out.

Art is a gateway to learning about my students on a different level.

Some children don't always get to explore creative outlets, so it's important to me to give them that chance. They might just discover a hidden talent! In my project I have included some new brushes for watercolors, paper for mask making and other paper art projects, pens and paper for Zentangle, and a drying rack for when we paint.

It's always fun to end a unit with an art project! My students have been researching and writing animal reports. To wrap up the unit on animal adaptations we experimented with graphite etching and painting silhouettes. I will always try to find a way to incorporate art into our learning, but art itself is a form of learning.

Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sax Stack-a-Rack Drying Rack, Red, Powder Coated, 30 x 21 x 17 Inches - 408117 • Amazon Business $74.63 1 $74.63
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, Dries Clear, 0.24-oz Stick,60-Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Accent Opaque White Cardstock Paper, 65lb Cover, 176 gsm, 8.5 x 11 card stock, 1 Ream / 250 Sheets – Medium Weight Cardstock with Smooth Finish (188560R) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
White Gel Pens, PANDAFLY 12-Piece Fine Point Tip Gel Ink Pens for Illustration Deisgn, Black Paper Drawing, Adult Coloring Book, Archival Ink Sketching Pens (12, White) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/ 89 gsm,"Cool" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets(20274) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Gejoy Die Cut Mardi Gras Paper Masks, Paper Eye Masks, Plain Masquerade Mask (80 Packs) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 GSM, Rocket Red, 250 Sheets (22841) • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Wasusau Astrobrights Heavy Duty Paper, 24 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Cosmic Orange, 500 Sheets (22661) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Neenah 21041 Wausau Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb / 176 GSM, Pulsar Pink, 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 GSM, Lift-Off Lemon, 250 Sheets (21021) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
BOSOBO Pointed-Round Paint Brush, 4 Sets of 10 Pieces Fine Tip Nylon Hair Miniature Paint Brushes for Acrylic Oil Watercolor Gouache, Artist Face Nail Body, Paint by Numbers, Model Craft & Rock Art • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes - The Original (Arts & Crafts, Wooden Stylus, 125 Count, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 4, 5, 6 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
SunWorks Construction Paper, Black, 12" x 18", 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Studio Series Artist's Tiles: Black (75 pack) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mini Kraft Paper Bags 100 per Pack • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
Tru-Ray Heavyweight Construction Paper, White, 12" x 18", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54

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