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Ms. Pawlan from Chicago IL is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Books, Resources and Textile Supplies for Art Class!

My students need art books and art education materials (felting equipment, yarn, roving, and scarves)to guide learning and creativity. They are going to learn about the art of felting, and create 3D wearable art.

  • $394 goal

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Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

We are a high achieving charter school in a low income area. Our students work very hard because we expect nothing less from them. They love our weekly enrichment classes because it is a time for them to explore new things and to just have fun.

I am new to our school this year!

We have a very limited budget for supplies; I came into the school to find barely any materials to work with. Our students have been using leftovers from the past year, which doesn't supply us with much! Please help us make a great art program! My students range in age from kindergarten to eighth grade, and I see them multiple times a week. They are eager to learn and energetic. Our school has an expectation for success in all students. We serve a lower/working class area in northern Chicago, and parents and community are involved and support learning for all.

My Project

My students will use the art supplies to draw, paint, and create meaningful, expressive artwork! It is my hope that having educational books and inspirational videos will give my students more resources from a variety of media, to help each student tap into their creativity and expression. Projects will allow students to explore their artistic sides. I would like to introduce a unit on textiles with my older students, introducing the fiber arts. The felting equipment, yarn, roving, and scarves will be used to create artworks that are both beautiful and functional. It will allow me to teach my students using new materials they may have never had a chance to use before, and help them appreciate the aesthetic in everyday items such as clothing and accessories.

Our school has a strong focus on academics.

Giving my students the opportunity to be creative is very important. The arts teach basic fine motor skills, problem solving, thinking for ones self... those skills are just as important when educating a child. Giving them time to be expressive in the arts does just that. I hope to help my students see the artistic value in everyday objects, to make aesthetic choices and develop a sense of style, and to be more expressive and creative.

Ms. Pawlan
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Behind The Scenes - The Complete Series • Amazon $37.18 1 $37.18
Art Assessments: Tests, Quizzes, Benchmarks, Exams, Rubrics, and More for Art Teachers • Amazon $24.95 1 $24.95
Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages (Lab Series) • Amazon $15.26 1 $15.26
LibbySue-Silk Blend Ombre Oblong Chiffon Scarf in Blues • Amazon $14.90 1 $14.90
LibbySue-Silk Blend Ombre Oblong Chiffon Scarf in Beiges • Amazon $14.90 1 $14.90
LibbySue-Silk Blend Ombre Oblong Chiffon Scarf (Purples) • Amazon $14.90 1 $14.90
LibbySue-Silk Blend Ombre Oblong Chiffon Scarf in Greens • Amazon $14.90 1 $14.90
LibbySue-Silk Blend Ombre Oblong Chiffon Scarf in Browns • Amazon $14.90 1 $14.90
LibbySue-Silk Blend Ombre Oblong Chiffon Scarf (Burgundy and Pink) • Amazon $14.90 1 $14.90
Wistyria Editions W200N Felting Needle, 4-Pack • Amazon $7.27 2 $14.54
Felt to Stitch: Creative Felting for Textile Artists • Amazon $12.65 1 $12.65
13 Art Techniques Children Should Know • Amazon $12.34 1 $12.34
Making Amazing Art: 40 Activities Using the 7 Elements of Art Design (Williamson Kids Can! Series) • Amazon $11.85 1 $11.85
Lion Brand Yarn 792-410 Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn, Herb Garden • Amazon $10.77 1 $10.77
Dimensions Crafts 72-74004 Earth Tone Wool Roving for Needle Felting, 8-Pack • Amazon $10.72 1 $10.72
Clover Felting Needle Mat Large • Amazon $10.49 1 $10.49
Lion Brand Yarn 792-312 Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn, Edwardian • Amazon $9.31 1 $9.31
Lion Brand Yarn 792-408 Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn, Wildfire • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Lion Brand Yarn 790-411A Homespun Yarn, Mixed Berries • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
Lion Brand Yarn 792-412 Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn, Pearls • Amazon $6.97 1 $6.97
Lion Brand Yarn 792-436 Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn, Claret • Amazon $6.74 1 $6.74
Lion Brand Yarn 792-421 Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn, Purple Haze • Amazon $5.99 1 $5.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories • Amazon $5.25 1 $5.25

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