My students need basic 2D and 3D art supplies, sensory/texture tools to enhance their learning experience, smocks to protect their school uniforms, a drying rack, and one additional iPad that English Language Learners can access.
My students walk into the art room excited and eager to find out what they will explore that day. "Hello, my most amazing artists!" I greet them. Students become increasingly confident in themselves and their artwork each week they come to art, repeating the mantra, "I am an artist! I can do anything!"
I teach at a Title I school in Florida where approximately 80 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.
Since my arrival at this school, art has become a safe and welcoming place for these students to express themselves. I aim to provide a wide variety of media and art forms for my students to explore, most for the very first time.
Despite the hardships and challenges that my students are faced with outside of the classroom, my school community works hard to provide a meaningful learning experience for our students. I may not be able to control their home lives, but can control their experience at school and hope to create a highlight in their day and inspire creativity outside of school. My students are eager to learn and do their best. They amaze me every day.
Over the last few months, our school received many new students from Puerto Rico displaced by Hurricane Maria. We welcomed these students with open arms - almost every classroom in the school received new students. Many of these families speak little to no English, making it a challenge to connect with their new classmates and teachers.
I hope to connect with my students by providing additional learning resources to support English Language Learners, making my new students feel more comfortable and included in this new environment.
The iPad would be available to students for additional visual resources and translated lesson videos/directions. It would also serve as an uploading station for digital portfolios - my school is in a migrant area with students frequently coming and going, making it difficult to make sure they take their creations with them. With the addition of a classroom uploading station, students can upload their art work (both in-process and finished) to free applications such as Artsonia and SeeSaw to treasure forever.
With an enriching art experience, there comes the unavoidable mess that students love and parents fear. My students are required to wear clothing meeting school uniform requirements. I need a class set of aprons to protect my students' school uniforms, as they cannot afford for them to be ruined.
With the addition of so many new students this school year, my art program is growing but my supplies are dwindling. I need these supplies to provide my students with an enriching art experience, and a new drying rack to place overflow work on.
My goal is to make the art room a welcoming, communicative, collaborative, and exciting learning environment for my students; no matter where they come from or what language they speak. After all, art really is the universal language!
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|Apple iPad with WiFi, 32GB, Space Gray (2017 Model) • Amazon Business||$304.00||1||$304.00|
|Apron Commercial Restaurant Home Bib Spun Poly Cotton Kitchen Aprons (2 Pockets) in White 12 Pack • Amazon Business||$49.50||3||$148.50|
|Tabletop 50-Shelf Drying and Storage Rack • Nasco||$127.50||1||$127.50|
|Kwik Stix Thin Stix Solid Tempera Paint - Assorted Pack of 24 Colors • Nasco||$23.95||3||$71.85|
|Portion Master Clay Cutter • Nasco||$55.35||1||$55.35|
|Crayola Dough Buckets - Set of 6 • Nasco||$52.95||1||$52.95|
|iPhone iPad Tripod - Rugged Edition - With XL Phone Mount | Ball Head | Bluetooth Remote • Amazon Business||$39.99||1||$39.99|
|Nasco White All Media Drawing Paper - 12 x 18 80 lb. • Nasco||$39.60||1||$39.60|
|Handy Art Empty 2 ounce Marker Bottle, Dauber Tip and Cap, 12-Each • Amazon Business||$19.24||2||$38.48|
|Sargent Art Smart Smock • Nasco||$1.76||20||$35.20|
|Crayola Dispensing Pump • Nasco||$2.57||10||$25.70|
|Grafix Clear Acetate - 20 x 50 Sheets .010 Thick • Nasco||$11.50||2||$23.00|
|Easy-Grip Paint Brushes • Nasco||$10.95||2||$21.90|
|Ready2Learn Easy Grip Pattern Tools - Mini Texture Wands • Nasco||$20.95||1||$20.95|
|Nasco White All Media Drawing Paper - 9 x 12 80 lb. • Nasco||$19.80||1||$19.80|
|Nasco Kiln Wash - 5 lbs. • Nasco||$17.75||1||$17.75|
|New iPad 2017 Case,iPad 9.7 Case,XIQI ArmorBox Three Layer Kickstand Armor Defender Heavy Duty Shock-Absorption Full Body Rugged Hybrid Protective Case for Apple iPad 9.7 inch,Navy Blue Green • Amazon Business||$15.99||1||$15.99|
|Cut Sculpt and Stamp Clay Play Set • Nasco||$14.95||1||$14.95|
|Polyform Sculpey Glaze, 1-Ounce, Glossy (2) • Amazon Business||$14.85||1||$14.85|
|LA302 - Learn Shapes! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|Amazon Elements Baby Wipes, Fresh Scent, 480 Count, Flip-Top Packs • Amazon Business||$11.64||1||$11.64|
|Nasco Black Satin Waterproof India Ink - Pint • Nasco||$10.05||1||$10.05|
|TS324 - Paint Scrapers - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|DR316 - Jumbo Paint Dabbers - Set of 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|Nature Print Paper - 5 x 7 - Pkg. of 30 Sheets • Nasco||$9.75||1||$9.75|
|Ready2Learn Easy Grip Pattern Tools - Pattern Makers • Nasco||$9.50||1||$9.50|
|Draw 3-D Book • Nasco||$8.95||1||$8.95|
|Poly Gloves - Medium Size Box of 100 • Nasco||$4.95||1||$4.95|
|Stylus Sticks - Pkg. of 100 • Nasco||$3.15||1||$3.15|
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