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Mrs. Baldwin from Smithfield VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Artistic Expression in the Language Arts Classroom

Help me give my students paints, brushes, and paper so they can demonstrate their learning through art.

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The student population that visits my classroom is truly plugged into 21st century technology and spends hours on end interacting with computer screens. Although there are benefits to this, I am seeing that they are hyper-focused on consuming content as opposed to producing it. Fewer and fewer students possess the motivation to put down their electronic devices long enough to create something authentic using their hands and their imaginations. Worse yet, many favor singular, solitary pursuits and are becoming less connected to society and the challenges that face and impact all of us.

Having the ability to provide my students with a variety of art materials helps me to spark their hands-on creativity, imagination, and desire for artistic exploration; all of which serve to connect them to the larger world around them.

My Project

I have planned for my students to illustrate found poetry, design figurative language maps, construct main idea prisms, develop ads to promote world-changing concoctions, devise movie genre posters, and create picture tiles to accompany lines of poetry.

Artistic assignments honor student choice and support differentiated instruction, which make for meaningful and memorable learning experiences!

Combining art projects into reading and writing assignments enhances learning, promotes collaboration, and helps to reach all of my students regardless of ability level. Everyone has a voice through artistic expression and there is no greater joy than seeing kids proudly share what they have created and be able to talk about, on a very personal level, what they have learned.

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOARD WHITE POSTER 22X28 PACK OF 25 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $20.09 4 $80.36
Watercolor Paint Set by Crafts 4 All 24 Premium Quality Art Watercolors Painting Kit for Artists, Students & Beginners - Perfect for Landscape and Portrait Paintings on Canvas (24 x 12ml) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Art1st Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Artlicious - 10 Hand Made All Purpose Nylon Hair Brush Set - Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor Paints • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Darice Core'dinations Value Pack Card stock, 8.5 by 11-Inch, 200/Pack • Amazon Business $15.82 1 $15.82
TYH Supplies Acrylic Yarn Assorted Colors Skeins - Perfect for Mini Knitting and Crochet Project (Assorted, 22 Yard - 20 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
SHEET PROTECTOR HD TOP LOAD NON-GLARE PACK OF 50 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $5.45 1 $5.45
PAINT TEMPERA WASH SCHOOL SMART BLUE PINT • School Specialty $1.91 2 $3.82
PAINT TEMPERA SCHOOL SMART TURQUOISE PINT • School Specialty $2.19 1 $2.19

Materials cost

$186.56

Vendor shipping charges

$9.18

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.33

Total project goal

$268.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.87

8 Donors

-$173.28

Donations toward project cost

-$156.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.99

match offer

-$85.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$72.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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