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Mrs. Wittmann from Elk Grove CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Artistic Expression Helps Learning Come to Life

My students need art supplies (art rack, dough, pastels) to encourage creativity in our classroom.

  • $446 goal

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My Students

My students are so creative. Every day after lunch, we share “quiet time” for a few minutes to regroup and calm down after recess. Some students read, some just put their head down to cool off, but most get some paper and draw. Because of this desire to share their artistic abilities, I began incorporating as many art lessons into my lesson plans as I could. At first, it was mostly using colored pencils (because that’s all I had) and then I bought some watercolor paints to use for a sunset descriptive poetry art piece. Then I bought a few oil pastels to create beautiful, colorful pictures of the California missions. The students loved it.

Their engagement soars when I give them those opportunities to be artistic.

My Project

I love to create lessons that integrate art with topics like reading, language, social studies, math, and science. I have been supplementing my instruction out of my own pockets and would be grateful to have a designated stock of art supplies for my students.

Integrating visual creative expression into the core subject material of fourth grade gives my students the intrinsic motivation to participate deeper in the curriculum.

I want them to paint vivid scenes related to their descriptive writing. They will be able to draw maps and diagrams of our social studies concepts. Art integration enriches and personalizes learning for all students!

Mrs. Wittmann
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
51324-0000-Blick StakRak • Blick Art Materials $102.86 1 $102.86
33214-1759-Crayola Model Magic Classpack - Pack of 75, 1 oz, Assorted • Blick Art Materials $33.74 2 $67.48
20013-2509-Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $2.77 16 $44.32
01637-0069-Blick Studio Acrylics - Set of 6 colors, 120 ml tubes • Blick Art Materials $18.84 2 $37.68
09813-1023-Canson XL Oil and Acrylic Pad - 9" x 12", 24 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $7.36 5 $36.80

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