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

ARTS The Bully Defender

My students need arts materials such as construction papers, model clay, the Bullying in Schools book, and art books to express their feelings using different art elements.

  • $521 goal

This project expired on April 21, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever been bullied and felt helpless, lonely, and scare? My students are facing this challenge in school because they don't know what to do or say. ARTS is a gateway to empower them to express their feelings and emotions toward bullying and provide opportunities to develop character.

My 25 amazing second graders enjoy learning and creating art.

They are mesmerized by information that they acquired from books and love to make different three-dimensional arts. They are living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged area where they have to face many challenges, and bulling is one of the barriers that they face in their everyday experiences. All of our students qualify for the free meal program. We are a Title I school as well as a Performance Improvement School. We are the only span school in the East Los Angeles area. A few of my students are struggling readers but love to express their learning through arts. Because some of them are unable to express themselves with words, they often get frustrated and act physically toward others or keep their feelings to themselves. As a result, they feel inferior and are afraid to speak up, and this leads to an increase of bullying in school. My students need to know how to deal with being bullied and express their feelings toward bullying.

My Project

The "Bullying in School" book would provide me with opportunities to enhance my students' understanding about bullying. The construction papers, gel pens, molding clay, and beads would provide students with materials to express their feelings toward others and develop the sense of community in and outside of the classroom. Students would be able to draw portraits of themselves to express their feelings and emotions when needed. The printer ink would allow students to print out colorful images to express the importance of friendship, kindness, and character. The desk organizer would provide a space for students to turn in their work. All these wonderful art materials would provide opportunities for students to build character and learn to express their frustration in positive ways.

Help empower my students to express their feelings and emotions about bullying through ARTS.

With the opportunities to express their frustration through arts, my students would be able to learn in a bully free environment. Your generous donations would greatly impact my students' education and lives.

Ms. Truong
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bullying in Schools • AKJ Books $1.00 1 $1.00
Teaching Art With Books Kids Love • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars Joan Holub, Jo • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers (Anholt''s Artists Books for Chil • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day-CD • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
HL125 - Jumbo Colored Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning $2.95 2 $5.90
CC738 - Paint & Collage Caddies - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $12.99 1 $12.99
TA70DB - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Dark Blue • Lakeshore Learning $1.89 1 $1.89
TA70HG - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Green • Lakeshore Learning $1.89 1 $1.89
TA70GL - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Gold • Lakeshore Learning $1.89 1 $1.89
TA70RG - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Orange • Lakeshore Learning $1.89 1 $1.89
TA70BD - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Burgundy • Lakeshore Learning $1.89 1 $1.89
TA70GA - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning $1.89 1 $1.89
TA70BK - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Black • Lakeshore Learning $1.89 1 $1.89
ADHESIVE STRIPS POSTER HANGING STRIPS PACK OF 300 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $38.43 1 $38.43
TAPE STRIPS MOUNTING SCOTCH REUSABLE 1IN X 3IN PACK/6 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $4.74 2 $9.48
DOUGH CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC NATURALS SET OF 4 8 OZ PACKS • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $19.94 1 $19.94
DOUGH CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC DELUXE VARIEY PACK OF 14 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $11.87 2 $23.74
MARKER FABRIC BRUSH SET OF 6 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $16.10 1 $16.10
MARKERS SARGENT METALLIC MEDIUM POINT SET 6 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.84 2 $5.68
PENS GELLY ROLL MOONLIGHT SET OF 10 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $10.92 2 $21.84
JJ627 - Turn-In-Your-Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
HP - 60 Ink Cartridge Twin-Pack - Tricolor • Best Buy $35.99 1 $35.99
BEADS OPAQUE • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $5.41 1 $5.41
BEADS PONY NEON PACK OF 1000 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $6.64 1 $6.64
LACING PONY BEAD PRIMARY • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $4.86 2 $9.72
ORGANIZER 3 HOR 3 VRT BK • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $46.92 1 $46.92

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