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Ms. Collova from Union City NJ is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Art Students Excited to Connect with STEM!

My students need diverse tools to explore beyond the paper and pencil!

  • $332 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I teach art in a densely populated and ethnically diverse city where nearly all of my students come from low income families. They are the happiest, funniest, and most surprising group of young people you will ever meet. Almost all of my students speak Spanish at home and they are patient with me and my terrible Espanol! Many of my students are English language learners, some of whom have recently arrived in the United States.

I am constantly amazed by my students' inexhaustible enthusiasm about making anything.

They are happier with a piece of white paper and a #2 pencil than most kids would be about an iPad. But they deserve more than just paper and pencils and I would like to give them diverse experiences in art class.. with your help!

My Project

My students are so grateful for the 37 minutes of art in their week but I would like to push past the 2-D pencil and paper work that we have been doing and start connecting 3D thinking with the "Straws and Connectors". This kind of exercise looks like fun but is actually engineering! The "Nature print paper" will connect art concepts like composition and space with science. The paper uses a chemical reaction activated by the sun to make an image! My students will be so excited by this "art work" that is really a science experiment! Finally, I would like to give some of my older students the opportunity to do an exciting art project with printmaking while they are still in elementary school. I hope this kind of project will keep them interested in art and how art is all over the world if you know where to look for it!

Ms. Collova
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SAX KARVE MAJIK CLASSROOM KIT • School Specialty $149.80 1 $149.80
STRAWS AND CONNECTORS JUMBO SET OF 705 • School Specialty $46.85 1 $46.85
PAPER NATURE PRINT 5X7 PACK OF 30 • School Specialty $9.79 3 $29.37

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