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Mrs. Preston from Alexandria VA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Beginning with Basics

My students need basic school supplies to stock our card and art center.

  • $180 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with an inspiring group of young adults ages 14 to 19 who have recently immigrated to the United States. My students are very dedicated and focused on getting an education, and most are working full-time to afford to live here while attempting to complete high school. All my students attend a special school within a school to accelerate their learning and move them towards graduation.

Every one of my students is dedicated to learning and working towards graduating and creating a productive future for themselves and their families.

My Project

I am looking to resupply my art center in my room. I need markers, colored pencils and as a new edition a tracing light. My students are just learning to read, which transfers into learning to write. Many of my students are just learning the basics of writing. It begins with drawing.

Learning to draw encourages pen control, builds fine motor skills and encourages creativity.

All these lead to better writing. Last year the art center was the most popular center in my room. Many students asked to have markers to use at home and created wonderful pictures to share with me later. This activity not only improves writing and subsequently reading, but also teaches spatial relationships needed for math. Most of my students do not get the opportunity to take art class because they are in extra academic classes to support their learning. By having art embedded in my curriculum, I am exposing students to the humanities beyond our curriculum. Please help to start our year off with a supply of markers, colored pencils, and glue to begin this amazing process.

Mrs. Preston
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $54.54 1 $54.54
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad Blue, Coloring Board for Kids, Gift, Toys for Boys, Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00

Materials cost

$121.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.97

Total project goal

$179.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.80

4 Donors

-$153.04

Donations toward project cost

-$131.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.46

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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