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Ms. Gerstenberger from Willows CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bright, Blend-able, Colorful Pencils to Color Our World

My students need different types of colored pencils. Prismacolor for my advanced students and good students quality colored pencils for my beginners.

  • $545 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are group of inquisitive and fun loving students who are ready to try new materials! I have 160 plus students in my classes and their experience with art ranges from this being their very first art class ever, to future fashion designers, to game designers, to those who say "Art is their LIFE!"

No matter what level of experience my students have they have all expressed interest in different art materials, and colored pencils are a great start.

My Project

There is a world of emotions around us. Sometimes finding an expressive voice in the chaos of life is difficult. However when students have art materials that enable them to deliver powerful messages through their art, expression is possible.

With these materials, students will experience high quality supplies, and will feel more like the incredible artists I know they are.

With rich colors and smooth blendability that colored pencils provide, my students will be able to fully express their ideas through multiple project throughout the year, all the way from Mandala's, to Tessellations to works of art about Mental Health.

Ms. Gerstenberger
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 160 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prismacolor 4484 Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core, 132-Count • Amazon Business $99.79 2 $199.58
Castle Art Supplies 72 Colored Pencils Set for Adult Coloring Books - New and Improved Premium Artist Soft Series Lead with Vibrant Colors • Amazon Business $23.99 8 $191.92

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