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Ms. Hamilton from Menlo Park CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Supplies Build Self Expression and Awareness

Help me give my students art supplies so that they can express their feelings and ideas. Since our art program serves 800 projects a week, students use large quantities of art materials, especially paint and paper.

  • $556 goal

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My Students

School is a haven for my students. It's a place where regular routines and caring adults help them to learn and grow up to live new and promising lives--to become productive citizens of the future.

In our art room, we want to show them that education can help break the cycle of poverty and that education can be engaging.

When students are engaged they come to school eager to learn. The excitement of learning helps keep them coming to school when it gets hard.

To create an engaging learning environment for my students I need to provide a wide variety of art supplies and technology. Art class can support many different kinds of learning. It's a place where all types of learners can shine and feel accomplished. With your help, I can provide these students with art experiences that will help them grow their creative problem-solving skills.

My Project

My art room serves 800 art projects a week; to support so many projects, we need huge quantities of paper and paint. Students use these basic art materials to express their ideas and emotions in a safe constructive way.

Students who build with cardboard develop skill with 3D modeling as well as learning that school can offer fun and engaging learning experiences.

The tools that support cardboard sculpture must be sturdy and safe to use. The canary cutters make it easy to cut cardboard into a variety of shapes without cutting small fingers. The EMT scissors are powerful enough to cut cardboard safely. Students who work with these materials to build 3D sculptures engage with their work and learn how to regulate their behaviors.

By providing a variety of art supplies students with special needs, with language differences, and with behavior challenges, learn how to engage with learning in an exciting engaging way.

Ms. Hamilton
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
09605-1023-Richeson Bulk Pack Watercolor Paper - 9" x 12", 88 lb, Pkg of 625 sheets • Blick Art Materials $118.36 1 $118.36
14002-1005-Richeson 90 lb Bulk Drawing Paper Pack - 11" x 14", 475 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $41.42 2 $82.84
01309-1009-Aitoh Boku-Undo Suminagashi Marbling Set - Set of 6 Colors • Blick Art Materials $14.39 2 $28.78
PaperPro Single Hole Paper Punch 10 Pack (9240) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
20 Pc Assorted Heavy Duty Rainbow EMT Trauma Shear - Ideal for EMT, Nurse, Medic, Police and Firefighter- Strong Enough to Cut A Penny in Half • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Dan Chan CANARY Corrugated Cardboard Cutter with Fluorine Coating, 5pack --VALUE SET • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Sax Versatemp Heavy-Bodied Tempera Paint, Primary Red, 1 Gallon • Amazon Business $21.65 1 $21.65
00057-9227-Blick Essentials Tempera - Treasure Gold (Metallic), Quart • Blick Art Materials $9.56 2 $19.12
00118-9605-Sargent Art Metallic Tempera - 8 oz, Bronze • Blick Art Materials $4.35 3 $13.05
Sax Versatemp Heavy-Body Metallic Tempera Paint, 1 Pint, Assorted Colors, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
42907-1005-Gyotaku Fish Printing Replica - Blue Gill • Blick Art Materials $11.59 1 $11.59
Low Force One Hole Punch,2 Packs.20 Sheets Punch Capacity,1/4" Holes.Hand Hole Puncher with Anti-Skid Base for Paper,Chipboard,Thin Plastic Card,Thin Metal,Craft Paper and Art Project.(Black&Blue) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
00118-9135-Sargent Art Metallic Tempera - 8 oz, Antique Gold • Blick Art Materials $4.35 2 $8.70

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