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Ms. Moss from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Saves Lives

My students need brush markers, white gelly roll pens, art portfolios, storage containers for classroom art supplies, good quality drawing and writing pencils, and speakers to play beautiful music while we create beautiful art!

  • $563 goal

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My Students

The students I teach are enthusiastic, curious, and passionate about creativity. They love to draw, paint, color, fold, cut, paste, and create anythng! Nearly all of the children I teach here at our Title I school in the inner city come from hard-working immigrant parents that strongly value education. Although many of my students come from backgrounds of substantial economic hardship, you wouldn't know it by looking at their eager faces. They get very excited when they know we're have an upcoming art project to look forward to.

My Project

Current research has demonstrated that students coming from economically disadvantaged backgrounds suffer from elevated stress. This in turn can create cognitive and emotional issues that cause lower rates of academic achievement. Not only is arts education valuable in and of itself, but children who participate in art-making as part of their regular school day, have lowered stress levels!

Building a regular art practice in the classroom means integrating art into many different subject areas.

This requires good quality art supplies and containers to organize them. The watercolor brush markers will be in constant use next year. They are excellent for coloring illustrations on regular bond paper because they don't bleed through to the other side.

I have a special art project planned for the white gel pens! Students will be painting (with their Donors Choose watercolors from a past project that was funded) simple dark shapes that they will then draw patterns on top of using the white pens. This is a simple activity that makes every child feel successful. These pens also come in handy for lettering, outlining, and much more!

Having a speaker that easily connects to either my phone or classroom computer will make listening to videos so much easier than using the built-in computer speaker, which is all I had for this past year. This coming year I would also love the ability to play soothing music during art and other subjects.

I'm confident that these simple, art supplies such as watercolor brush pens, white gel pens, mechanical pencils, art portfolio folders, storage containers, paper trays, and a Bluetooth speaker will go a long way to creating a relaxing artistic environment.

Thank you for making this possible!

Ms. Moss
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sakura XBR-24SA 24-Piece Koi Assorted Coloring Brush Pen Set • Amazon Business $27.30 5 $136.50
JAM Paper Plastic Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket School Presentation Folders - Assorted Primary Colors - 6/pack • Amazon Business $11.97 6 $71.82
Pilot G2 Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm HB Lead, Black/Clear Barrels, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $10.44 6 $62.64
Sakura 57488 6-Piece Gelly Roll Classic-08 Gel Pen Set, Medium, White • Amazon Business $6.86 6 $41.16
DOSS SoundBox Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless speaker,Superior Sound quality with a powerful Subwoofer,sensitive touch control,Sleek and Modern Design,Build in Microphone[Color:Blue] • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
LC91 - Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 3 $20.97
LL112VT - Heavy-Duty Paper Trays - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
LL112BU - Heavy-Duty Paper Tray - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
LC93 - Lakeshore Clear-View Storage Box Lid • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 3 $8.97

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