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Mrs. Small from Bronx NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need basic supplies for our theater classroom including glue, colored tape for staging, scissors, double sided tape for mounting, chalkboard paper, chalk markers and index cards to create simple sets for classroom performances.

  • $647 goal

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My Students

My students are a vibrant ensemble who seek opportunities to collaborate and work as an ensemble. They are advocates for change and love deeply, even throughout their own challenges. I teach 14 classes across grades 3-5. The make up of my students include English Language Learners (ELL), Students with Disabilities (SWD), students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEP's), the Gifted and the Talented. I am blessed to have the privilege to teach and learn from them.

I am proud to say that I teach the most creative and lively students in the city.

This Spring 2019, we will be producing Hairspray Jr., a musical that encourages integration and acceptance of other cultures. Our past shows include The Wiz Jr and Annie Jr. Our musical productions are comprised of only 1/10 of our student population. Consequently, I am introducing a new performance model entitled "Theater in the Class", where parents and select classes within the school community are invited to view live theater performances in our classroom.

My Project

The "Theater in the Class" performance model will ensure that more students have access to the resources acquired through donor's choose. Furthermore, it will increase the number of students performing in school productions from 60 to about 300, as there will be about 14 classes participating in "Theater in the Class." This year, I would like for my students to use these resources to create costumes, set pieces and props for our classroom productions.

The colored tape will be used to teach students how to block/stage scenes and where to place prop and set pieces.

The scissors, index cards, glue, pens and pencils will be used for planning and for simple prop pieces. The other materials will also be used for creating simple set pieces and/or "remodeling" old set pieces. For example, the chalkboard contact paper will be used to cover an old file cabinet, that will be designed for a scene using the chalk markers, and then erased using the chalk marker Spray, to provide a clean slate for the next production/scene.

Mrs. Small
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
5-Pack UV Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent / Neon Gaffer Tape Matte Finish (various sizes) (.5 in x 60 ft) • Amazon Business $25.95 2 $51.90
fancy-fix Extra Large Chalk Board Decal Wall Sticker,Chalkboard Contact Paper,Adhesive Blackboard Ideal for School Home Office, 5 Chalk Marker(42 inch by 78.7 inch) • Amazon Business $25.47 2 $50.94
Crystal Clear Thermal Laminating Pouches - Pack of 200 Sheets (9" x 11.5") • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Gaffer Power Spike Tape - Premium Grid and Line Striping Adhesive Tape | Dry Erase Tape for Whiteboard | Art Tape| Pinstripe Tape for Floors, Stages, Sets, Metal | 5 Colors - ½ inch by 20 Yards Each • Amazon Business $18.49 2 $36.98
Confetti Straight Bulletin Board Borders for Classroom 36ft • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
XFasten Double Sided Tape, Removable, 3-Inch by 15-Yards, Single Roll • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
XFasten Double Sided Tape Clear, Removable, 1-inch by 20-Yards, Pack of 3 Ideal as a Gift Wrap Tape, Holding Carpets, and Woodworking • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Westcott School Scissor Caddy and Kids Scissors With Anti-microbial Protection, 24 Scissors and 1 Caddy, 5-Inch Blunt (14756) • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
AmazonBasics All Purpose Washable Glue Sticks, 0.77-oz. Sticks, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens Bold Pt (1.) Dozen Box Black; Retractable, Refillable & Premium Comfort Grip; Smooth Lines to the End of the Page, America’s #1 Selling Pen Brand • Amazon Business $12.79 2 $25.58
Best Glow in the Dark Tape for Safety, Stairs, Light Switches, Stage, Theatrical, Theater, Exits, Decals, Ceiling, Floor, Vinyl, Stripe, Arrows, Stars, Dots, Waterproof, Gaffers, Fluorescent Duct Tape • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Glow in the Dark Tape - Luminous Stickers 30 Feet x 1 Inch Waterproof Masking, Gaffer and Emergency Use Tape | Glow-in-the-Dark Duck Tape has a Very Bright Photo-luminescent Glow • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
Bazic 1" Metal Book Rings, Assorted Nickel-Plated Steel Rings (3-Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $5.59 3 $16.77
VersaChalk 100% Natural Chalkboard Cleaner Spray & Eraser Kit (10 oz) for Liquid Chalk Markers, Whiteboards, and Dry Erase Boards • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Chalk Markers for Chalkboard by VersaChalk (Reversible Tip, Neon) - Erasable Dustless Water-Based Non-Toxic Liquid Wet Erase Pens • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Crafty Croc Liquid Chalk Markers, 10 Pack of Neon Chalk Pens, For Nonporous Chalkboards, Bistro Boards, Glass and Windows • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Chalkboard Chalk Markers by VersaChalk - Classic Colors (10-Pack) | Dust Free, Water-Based, Non-Toxic | Wet Erase Chalk Ink Pens • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
DEBRADALE DESIGNS - Small Blank Colored Index Cards - 3-1/2" x 2" Inches - 5 Colors - 1,000 Cards - BONUS Storage Dispenser Box With Attached Lid & Velcro Closure - Product Made Entirely in the U.S.A. • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45

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