My students are a dynamic and precocious group of twenty-two, four and five year old children. I teach in a large, urban school district with a rich history and extremely diverse student/staff population. We are mostly African-American, Vietnamese, Cape Verdean, and Latino. Our students, families, and staff represent a wide range of cultures, languages, and ethnicities from across the globe. Though my students often come from families facing tremendous adversity and trauma, they are resilient, and eagerly come to school ready to learn and explore what the day has to offer. We have built a community of learners and they are destined to reach their greatest potential.
Our classroom is in desperate need of art materials. We need markers, paint, colored pencils, paper, craft items, organizing containers, etc. so the children will have a variety of materials to choose and explore when creating art.
The children use art materials to create and express themselves all day long in early childhood.
They’ll use materials, such as, paint, craft items, glue, markers, construction paper, etc. to create and demonstrate learning in all areas of the curriculum. The children have multiple opportunities to create art, for example, making collages, murals, sketching, drawings, painting, prop making, thematic projects, and free expression. Having access to quality art materials will inspire the children to explore their artistic abilities.
Art helps children to experiment with materials, develop fine motor skills, and boosts self-confidence while creating. Most importantly, art inspires creativity and joy! With your help, children will discover their inner artist!
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