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Ms. F. from District HTS MD is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ARTful Thinking in Kinderland

My students need art supplies for our arts integrated education! The most expensive items on our wish list is a classroom paint easel, a class set of oil pastels, and waterproof smocks.

  • $904 goal

This project expired on January 8, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." This is a quote from Nelson Mandela, in which he describes the parallel between education and creating a better world. My classroom is a place where children discover, and explore - facilitating their own learning.

At this age, they enjoy learning, and they have developed an inquiring mind, always asking the question, "why".

This is a delicate stage in their life that should be fed with multiple avenues of learning. The key to retaining that inquiry stage within a child is exposure, which will hold their interest and feed their minds.

My students come from various backgrounds and are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, it is my job as an educator to find the resources to help them become successful in their academic career. My students are active, curious, and creative. I am looking for the best ways to help my students become tomorrow’s next engineers, scientists, authors, sculptors, and leaders.

My Project

The art supplies that I am requesting will help me integrate art into our core academic curricula (ie: math and reading). You are probably asking yourself, why is art important in the classroom? Well, art helps kids become more engaged in their learning.

When I was a student, my health teacher asked us to "act out" how the white blood cells protect us from getting sick.

If it wasn't for that teacher including drama and art in his lessons, I probably would not have remembered anything about red or white blood cells by the time I got to college. In 10th grade my Spanish teacher put us in groups, and asked us to come up with a song using our vocabulary words. I still remember the song, and I still remember those vocabulary words in Spanish and English. Arts integration uses teaching practices that have been show in brain based research to improve comprehension and long term retention. Not all students will be interested in arts, but the engagement involved can be leveraged to boost academic growth.

Arts integration is not a time for the teacher to give an arts and craft project in class. Crayons and construction paper will not help students create hand puppets for their plays on stories they have heard in class or read themselves. By helping me supply my classroom with maracas, oil pastels, and feathers, you are increasing our chances for academic success and long term learning. Please help me bring the arts, into our Kinderland!

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cubaco 4 Pack Children Waterproof Artist Painting Aprons Kids Art Smocks with Long Sleeve and 3 Pockets for Age 3-8 Years • Amazon Business $11.79 6 $70.74
US Art Supply Flip-Over Children's Paint and Drawing Artist Easel with Child's Chalkboard, Dry Erase Board, 3 Large Storage Bins, Paper Roll, Chalk, Chalkboard Eraser and 5 No-Drip Paint Cups • Amazon Business $69.96 1 $69.96
FLYFAY 24 Oil Pastel Art Set | Bulk Pack of 12 Set, Children’s Coloring Supplies with Tapered Points, Hexagonal Shape and Brilliant Colors - 24 Durable Artists Pastels • Amazon Business $30.10 2 $60.20
Colorations SWT16 Colorations Simply Washable Tempera Paint - 16 oz. (Pack of 11) • Amazon Business $52.31 1 $52.31
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $50.72 1 $50.72
Crayola BIN8038 Crayon Classpack, Large Size, 8 Colors, 400 Count • Amazon Business $46.56 1 $46.56
Crayola Model Magic Bulk, Clay Alternative, 75 Count Classpack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $36.76 1 $36.76
Crayola BIN8024 Colored Pencil Classpack, 12 Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $34.79 1 $34.79
Crayola My First Washable Markers and Triangular Crayons, 128 Ct. Classpack • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Crayola Easel Pad, Set Of 3 Bundle with 8 Count Neon Crayons • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Colorations 10PC Air-Tight, No-Mess Paint Cups (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
Rhythm Music Lummi Sticks - 24 Pack With Four Different Colors - Enjoyable and Economic Way To Teach Kids and Children Rhythm And Music In The Classroom • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Kabi 12pcs Plastic Egg Shakers Set with 4 Different Colors,Percussion Musical Egg Maracas Child Kids Toys • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Crayola 53-0525-1 8 Pan Set Washable Watercolors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $21.44 1 $21.44
Shappy 16 Pieces Large Flat and Round Children's Paint Brushes with Painting Tray, Assorted Color • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Crayola Washable FingerPaints, 6 Count 8 oz. • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
12 Pack 6 Colors Children's Artists Fabric Aprons-Kitchen, Classroom, Community Event, Crafts & Art Painting Activity-Safe Clean for Kids Painting Apron • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Caydo 910 Pieces Pipe Cleaners Set, Including 360 Pcs 20 Colors Chenille Stems, 300 Pcs 4 Size Wiggle Googly Eyes, 200 Pcs Pom Poms and 50 Pcs Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Cre8tivePick kids art & craft 21 pieces of fun painting drawing tools for kids. E-book guide step by step on how to use. Early learning kids painting set, sponge brush, flower pattern brush, Brush set • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Fun Express Feather Assortment Model Kit (600 Piece) • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
ULTNICE 200 pcs Origami Folding Paper Vivid color Square Sheets for DIY Art Crafts • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Roylco R52076 Easy-To-Decorate Folding Fun Mask, 8-1/4" x 10-1/2" Size, 0.5" Height, 8.25" Width, 10.5" Length (Pack of 40) • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36

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