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Mrs. Schrank from Bronx NY is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Aspiring Artists Need Supplies

My students need sketch pads, art materials, construction paper, paint brushes, paint cups, foam sheets, and colored pencils to integrate arts into our reading, writing and math programs.

  • $516 goal

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My Students

Do you remember your early childhood masterpieces? I look back fondly on my time spent creating and celebrating art, and want to provide the same creative outlet for my students. In our class, we love to integrate the arts into our math, ELA, science and social studies units.

My class is a class of 25 kindergartners with unique personalities and varying academic levels ranging from kindergarten to 2nd grade.

We are a kindergarten ICT class, 40% special education students and 60% regular education students. My students are part of a larger school community of about 700 students. Compared to other New York City Schools we are much smaller. While our small size has a lot of pros there are also many cons; one being the lack of space that our school has along with a smaller budget. While we try to use our budget wisely providing a great number of resources for our students, we often do not have many of the things that we need to help all our students be successful.

My Project

Where have all the art supplies gone? We are approaching the third trimester of school and the art materials show it! We are in desperate need of basic craft supplies, paper, paint brushes, colored pencils and so much more. Every week we strive to incorporate visual arts into the curriculum, but it is a struggle to keep up with the cost and demand of the materials.

In this increasingly test-driven world of education, I strive to provide opportunities for my students to show what they know through non-traditional methods and to express themselves creatively.

Children do their best when a lesson engages them, and that is exactly what visual arts does when incorporated into reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Please help us replenish our materials, so we can continue to become aspiring artists!

Mrs. Schrank
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
3M STR-455-4 100 Sheet Strathmore Sketch Pad, 11 by 14" • Amazon Business $13.30 5 $66.50
Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads 9 in. x 12 in. - pad of 100 • Amazon Business $10.43 5 $52.15
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $10.19 4 $40.76
Crayola Colored Pencils Bulk, 24 Packs of 12-Count • Amazon Business $35.63 1 $35.63
Creativity Street Paint Cups with Brushes, 20 Piece Set (AC5104) • Amazon Business $17.02 2 $34.04
Wausau Paper Astrobrights Colored Paper Assortment, 500-Sheets, 8.5 x 11-Inch (21224) • Amazon Business $14.49 2 $28.98
Foam-Sheets 5-1/2-Inch-by-8-1/2-Inch 50-Pack, Bright Colors • Amazon Business $10.29 2 $20.58
LC1340X - Nylon-Bristle Paintbrushes - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 2 $17.98
LA189 - Foam Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
Blulu Pompoms for Craft Making and Hobby Supplies, 500 Pieces, 1.2 cm/ 0.5 Inch, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.65 2 $13.30
Aleppear 21 pieces Flower Sponge Painting Brushes for Kids Early Learning Painting Drawing Tools for Craft DIY Art Supplies • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Natural Wood Craft Sticks (Pack of 1,000) • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Perfect Stix Jumbo Craft Sticks ( Pack of 500ct) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Perfect Stix Paper Plate 6-300 6 Paper Plates White (Pack of 300) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
DECORA 500 Pieces 6mm -12mm Black Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-adhesive • Amazon Business $4.59 2 $9.18
Blulu 600 Pieces Gems Acrylic Craft Jewels Flatback Rhinestones Gemstone Embellishments Heart Star Square Oval and Round, 6 to 10 mm, Assorted Color • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hanamal Colored Disposable Flexible Drinking Straws (450pcs) • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
BULK CRAFT CUP SEQUINS MIXED COLORS and SIZES ~ Great Big Pack ~ Over 5,000 sequins • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Melitta Basket Coffee Filters, Jr. White,, 200 Count • Amazon Business $0.44 1 $0.44

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