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Mrs. Tombs from S Lake Tahoe CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Supplies to Inspire Creativity

Help me give my students art supplies to inspire creativity and hands on art exploration!

  • $555 goal

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My Students

I have had the joy and privilege of teaching in a Spanish Dual Immersion Program for five years. These years have all been spent in Kindergarten. My students ages range from 5-6 with most of them not having any school experiences before Kindergarten. They come from diverse backgrounds, with many coming from Spanish-speaking households and low socioeconomic backgrounds. Some students also speak English at home, and this is their first time learning in Spanish.

In our program, Kindergartners spend 90% of their day in Spanish and 10% in English.

I am their teacher for the Spanish part. They learn all their core subjects (math, science, reading etc.) in Spanish. Our program goes all the way to 12th grade, with their English learning time growing in percentage each year. This is a great opportunity for all my students to gain academic proficiency in English and Spanish. I'm always amazed at their ability to read, write, and speak in both languages as they get older.

My Project

I want to incorporate more art projects throughout the week to strengthen content studies and free play. The only supplies I am given at the beginning of the year are crayons and glue sticks. I would love to be able to give my students an opportunity to experience different types of visual arts.

Barack Obama said "The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create".

I want to give my students the supplies they need to create art projects that will inspire them to love school and to love learning. Too often art is the first subject to be pushed aside when the demands in the other academic content areas are high.

I plan on using these materials to enhance content units. This time will focus on them using the materials to complete specific art projects. My students will also have the opportunity to use the materials during their free time when they can construct and create whatever they like. The majority of items that I chose, like the buttons, feathers, and pom poms are collage art supplies. Collage art supplies encourage a constructivist form of learning where the students feel free to explore and use the supplies in unique ways.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Classpack Washable Markers, Broad Point, Assorted Colors, 200/Box • Staples Advantage $71.43 1 $71.43
LL156 - Lakeshore Scissors Set - Blunt-Tip • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 3 $50.97
LA416 - Classroom Carry-All • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.99 2 $47.98
Crayola Classpack Jumbo Crayons, 200/Box (52-8389) • Staples Advantage $45.39 1 $45.39
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 3 $44.97
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • Staples Advantage $36.79 1 $36.79
TA5314 - Watercolor Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TS547 - Best-Buy Scissors - Blunt-Tip - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.49 9 $13.41
RE384 - Fancy Pipe Stems - Class Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
FF106 - Collage Buttons • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LC1340X - Nylon-Bristle Paintbrushes - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
RA391 - Easy-Stick Glitter Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
LC130 - Macaroni • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
BY453 - Colored Wiggly Eyes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
BJ2580 - Wiggly Eyes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
HL125 - Jumbo Colored Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 2 $5.98
LC120 - Colored Feathers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
BA8112 - Pom-Poms • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 1 $2.99

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