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Ms. Mares from Union City CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Materials, Please!

Help me give my students watercolor paper, canvases and shrink plastic so that they can use art to model and extend their learning.

  • $190 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves students in grades preK-5 and provides rigorous academics, dedicated teachers and a safe learning environment. Our students come from a variety of different cultural and economic backgrounds. All of our students are eligible to receive free meals at school. In addition, over half of my students started school with English as their second language. Despite many challenges, our students come to school ready to do their best work.

My students are full of positive energy, taking on each new challenge with enthusiasm.

They especially love art, engineering, and reading. Our classroom theme is kindness and our school prides itself on being an Ohana or family.

Our community school is Title I funded and is a community of students who love STEAM learning. Our rules are shown kindness and respect, make good decisions, and be a problem solver.

My Project

Did you know that recent research has proven that students retain more information when they create related art projects?

Students will be using both the canvases and watercolor papers to model their understanding of scientific phenomena.

I will be teaching new hands-on Next Generation Science Lessons developed in partnership with Cal State East Bay and the Alameda County Office of Education. Based on current research, art projects were embedded in the Earth Science and Life Cycle Units. Title one students retain information longer and have a better understanding of material when their learning is anchored to art. In addition to painting, students will be using shrink plastic to create sculptures.

Ms. Mares
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
3"x3" Canvas for Painting with Easel, Academy Art Supplies (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.87 3 $44.61
US Art Supply 24-Pack of 8 X 10 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panel Boards for Painting Value Pack of 24 (1 Full Case of 24 Single Canvas Board Panels) • Amazon Business $20.96 2 $41.92
Grafix 50 Sheet Sanded Shrink Film Embellishment, 8-1/2" by 11", Clear • Amazon Business $20.57 1 $20.57
Art1st Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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