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Ms. Gionti from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Supplies Needed for Cross-Curricular Learning

My students need art supplies such as markers, scissors, colored pencils, and glue for projects in English class.

  • $316 goal

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My Students

As an English Teacher in a under-performing Manhattan high school, I've recognized my students are largely visual learners. They perform and understand ideas and concepts best when they can see a model or the text of work.

To capitalize on this, I like my students to be hands-on learners.

Throughout the year, I like to incorporate various art and creative projects. These art projects are then displayed in the classroom and in the hallway for students' reference. For most of my students, doing the work for the poster or project is not as difficult as finding the supplies. With 95 percent of my school's students qualifying for free lunch, many students do not have access to basic art supplies. And, sadly, most students in my school don't get to take art until their senior year -- and even then it's only for one trimester.

My Project

For this proposal, I am requesting art supplies such as glue, scissors, and chip board to use during our unit on August Wilson' play, Fences. One of Wilson's key influences in writing the play was a collage by the artist Romare Bearden. Students will research the artist's work, and create a collage depicting a scene from Fences mimicking Bearden's style. Other supplies such as markers, colored pencils, and poster board will be used to create character and setting sketches. Allowing students to choose their own scene from the play and display their learning artistically enables me to see a different side to their level of understanding -- something that can't always be seen in an essay. The final projects and students' written explanation of their process will be displayed in the hallway.

Empowering students through art is a great way to get them to showcase their learning, insight, and emotions.

Donating these basic art supplies not only helps the students, but also others in my school who will view the art and information on display. Thanks in advance for making a difference!

Ms. Gionti
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard Sheets, 12-Inch by 12-Inch, Natural, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Prismacolor 92808HT Scholar Colored Pencils, 60-Count • Amazon Business $19.25 1 $19.25
Gelmushta Gel Pens 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Set for Adult Coloring Books Drawing with Case • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Crayola SuperTips Washable Markers, 80 Count Set, Includes Scented Markers • Amazon Business $16.67 1 $16.67
Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard Sheets, 8.5 X 11 Inches, Natural, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $8.19 2 $16.38
Quartet Dry Erase Markers, EnduraGlide, Chisel Tip, 12 Pack (5001-20MA) • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Pentel Color Pen, Set of 36, Assorted (S360-36) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Best Titanium Scissors - 5 Pack - 8" Blade - (STRONG TITANIUM STEEL) - Comfortable Soft Handles in a Variety of Colors - Multi-Purpose Shears - Perfect for Cutting Paper, Fabric, Photos, & More • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Cleaning Scrub sponge by Scrub-it -Assorted Colors - Non-Scratch -12 pack • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Crayola Graphic & Ultra Fine Dual-Tip Markers with Decorative Case, 16 Markers, 32 Colors • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
School Smart Tagboard - Heavy Weight - 9 x 12-100 Sheets - White • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Medium, 24 Count • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Crayola Brush Markers, Dual-Tip with Ultra Fine Marker, Assorted Colors, Decorative Storage Case, 32 Colors • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Sharpie 1829201 Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Crayola 12 Count Washable Bulk Markers, Black • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18

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