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  • $375 goal

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Mrs. Short
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Art to Enhance Learning

My students need paint, paper, colored pencils, and markers to make their classroom projects come alive.

My Students

What kept you in school? For some it is sports, for others social connections, and for some it is the opportunity to express themselves through art.

My third graders are eager to learn, laugh, share, and create.

However, many of them come from challenging circumstances where their families are struggling to provide food and clothing. Things like crayons and markers are extras and don't often make the family budget. Most of the students in my school are learning English and art can be a way for them to put ideas on paper in images that can later be expressed in words, both spoken and written.

My Project

Having a room available with art supplies and instruction is a critical part of our "Magnificent Mountaineer Club". Any third grader who has all class work and homework completed and has exhibited the character traits of trustworthiness, selflessness, work ethic, self control, and responsibility are eligible to participate in the "Magnificent Mountaineer Club." These students choose from art, PE, computers, and games during this weekly motivational activity. The art materials requested in this project will be used not only to add depth and creativity to classroom assignments, but also to motivate all one hundred third grade students at my school to complete class work, and homework as well as to be productive members of our school community.

I had a student who woke her mom (who worked nights) up early to listen to her read and sign her homework everyday so that she would be able to come to the art room during "Magnificent Mountaineer Club" on Fridays.

I want to continue to be able to provide this opportunity and motivation for next year's kids. Can you help?

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCILS CRAYOLA COLORED TWISTABLES ERASABLE SET OF 12 • School Specialty $5.03 12 $60.36
CRAYONS WATERCOLOR PRANG PAYONS SET OF 12 • School Specialty $9.97 6 $59.82
MARKERS CRAYOLA DOODLING PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $4.27 12 $51.24
PAPER DRAWING 12X18 80# WHITE REAM • School Specialty $28.10 1 $28.10
PAINT TEMPERA WHITE VERSATEMP QUART • School Specialty $4.36 3 $13.08
PAINT TEMPERA PRIMARY RED VERSATEMP QUART • School Specialty $4.36 2 $8.72
PAINT TEMPERA PRIMARY YELLOW VERSATEMP QUART • School Specialty $4.36 2 $8.72
PAINT TEMPERA PRIMARY BLUE VERSATEMP QUART • School Specialty $4.36 2 $8.72

Materials cost

$238.76

Vendor shipping charges

$23.88

State sales tax

$21.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$318.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.13

Total project goal

$374.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$374.20

1 Donor

-$374.20

Donations toward project cost

-$318.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 100 students.

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