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Mr. Aguilar from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art with Quill

My students need two jewelry cord, four sets of oil pastels, two sets of scented markers, two sets of metallic markers, and five boxes of washable markers.

  • $198 goal

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My Students

"Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence. " ~Joseph M. Calahan

My school is located in the community of South Central Los Angeles.

We are the home of the Lions where we always say, "Never, Never Give Up." I have 31 wonderful students that come to school ready to work and do their best. Our class logo is "Dedication - Hard Work." They come with a very diverse range of home structures: nuclear, single parent, foster and migrant, to name a few. My students love to be at school and enjoy learning, especially when the activities involve STEM. Many of them are already planning to become engineers, scientists, mathematicians, etc.

My Project

I am requesting two jewelry cord, four sets of oil pastels, two sets of scented markers, two sets of metallic markers, and five boxes of washable markers. Creative thinking and reasoning have been identified and highlighted as an essential twenty-first-century skill by many business, education, community and government leaders. I need these art supplies such as color pastels and markers for art time twice a week. Students will also use the jewelry string so they can create art with beads that we already have in class. I love creating groups where my students work collaboratively to create art projects. As my students grow and develop, introducing them to the idea that the arts involve creative problem solving will teach them how to manage frustration, uncertainty and ambiguity with innovative ideas and solutions.

My school district can't afford an art teacher for the entire school year so these students are given these experiences until they enter high school.

At this early age their talents can be discovered, but unfortunately we cannot find that artist without giving them the time and opportunity to explore. So please help me out!

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Mr. Aguilar
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pepperell Stretch Magic 0.5 mm Bead & Jewelry Cord • $19.54 2 $39.08
American Crafts 18 Piece Metallic Markers • $15.29 2 $30.58
Pentel Oil Pastel Set With Carrying Case Assorted • $5.94 4 $23.76
Crayola Classic Washable Markers Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 8/Box • $3.65 5 $18.25
Mr. Sketch Scented Watercolor Chisel Tip Markers 12-Color Set • $6.37 2 $12.74

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