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Ms. Bernal from Gardena CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Aspiring Artists Need a Well-Equipped Art Center!

Help me give my students art supplies and flexible seating options to help enhance their creativity in our art center.

  • $1,312 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

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My Students

My 3rd graders are in a self-contained setting for students with Autism. Students with Autism have difficulty expressing themselves and when they get frustrated, they sometimes feel helpless and shut down, stop trying. However, this year I have a group of aspiring artists. I see their self esteem rise every time they finish an art project. I would like to provide my students with a variety of projects that will allow them to be as creative as they want to be.

I want my students to feel empowered and proud of themselves.

Since art is a place where they feel this way, I want to be able to have the supplies they need. Because we are in a Title I school, funds are limited and we do not have access to all the materials that my students need.

My Project

Art is highly important in education. It helps children express themselves in a creative unique way. When it comes to art, there are endless possibilities for children to express themselves. Art liberates the child to find their uniqueness which helps to build confidence. As Maryann F. Kohl put it, “Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves, and to explore what is possible.”

Because I want them to be able to feel that freedom and confidence, I want to supply them with more art materials such as watercolor paints and cardstock.

The storage cart would help us keep our art supplies organized. We also need flexible seating options for them to feel more comfortable in their work space. With the wobble chairs and cushions, my students will not only strengthen their core but they will be actively engaged in their projects.

Ms. Bernal
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kore Patented Wobble Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in The USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Black (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 4 $319.96
Canson XL Series Mix Media Paper Pad, Heavyweight, Fine Texture, Heavy Sizing for Wet and Dry Media, Side Wire Bound, 98 Pound, 7 x 10 Inch, 60 Sheets • Amazon Business $6.97 12 $83.64
Prang Washable Watercolor Set Master Pack, 24 Assorted Colors, Includes Classic, Glitter, and Metallic Sets, 36 Count (80519) • Amazon Business $66.54 1 $66.54
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, Kids Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) (33cm Blue) • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
IRIS 4 Drawer Wide Chest, Black • Amazon Business $54.35 1 $54.35
Arteza Kids Premium Tempera Paint Set, Flourescent, Glow in The Dark, Glitter, Metallic & Neon Colors (24 Colors x 2 oz Each) • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Artlicious Canvas Panels 12 Pack - 8"X10" Super Value Pack- Artist Canvas Boards for Painting • Amazon Business $11.95 4 $47.80
Sterilite 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $38.92 1 $38.92
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Non-Stick Scissors, 8 Inches, 3-Pack (1468-3AMZ) • Amazon Business $25.76 1 $25.76
Artify Artist Alcohol Based Art Marker Set/40 Colors Dual Tipped Twin Marker Pens with Plastic Carrying Case/AP Certified • Amazon Business $22.85 1 $22.85
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Outrageous Orchid, 250 Sheets (21951) • Amazon Business $17.08 1 $17.08
Do A Dot Art! Markers Brilliant Washable 6 pack, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Do A Dot Art! Markers 5-Pack Shimmer Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Do A Dot Art! Marker Tutti Frutti Shimmer Markers, 5-Pack, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Wausau Paper 22721 Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb / 176 gsm, Lunar Blue, 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $15.18 1 $15.18
Neenah Paper 21911 Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb / 176 gsm, Blast-Off Blue, 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Fireball Fuchsia, 250 Sheets (22881) • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Re-Entry Red • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection, 152 Pieces, Art Set, Gift • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Kuuqa 1220 Pieces Self Adhesive Wiggle Googly Eyes (Assorted Sizes) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
12 Pcs Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for DIY Craft Professional Art Painting • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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