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

Budding Artists Need Materials

Help me give my students mounting boards, scissors, paintbrushes and more for a mixed-media art project.

  • $419 goal

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My Students

My students are energetic and civically engaged 6th graders. Ethnically our school is about 55% Latino, 20% African-American, 10% Asian, and 5% White. About 50% of my students are English Language Learners of varying abilities, and the rest are native English speakers. They attend a Title I, an inner-city school in a community-oriented neighborhood. My students and their families enjoy participating in school-sponsored events.

My students desire to be challenged academically and to grow as critical thinkers.

In spite of the economic disparities and other difficulties my students face, I believe that they can all achieve greatness.

My Project

Having an arts-rich school experience was a part of my educational experience growing up, and I strive to share many meaningful art lessons and activities with my students.

Because of the rigor and pacing of our math and language arts curriculum, my students need time and space to showcase their creativity and expand their imaginations.

With the help of materials such as mounting boards, new paintbrushes, and paper my students will be able to create mixed-media collages that use animal features as a base to grow their creativity. This project will connect to writing as they research the animal elements they wish to include in the project, and compose a written piece that relates to their artwork.

Having art in the classroom helps children with problem-solving and planning, as they make decisions on color and prepare their layout, and how to address "mistakes" in the process of creating their work. This project will help to engage my students in problem-solving and planning skills that relate to art and also transfer to other academic and social areas related to their learning.

Ms. Belany
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 66 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
13447-2053 - Super Black Presentation and Mounting Board - 20" x 30", 14 ply, Black • Blick Art Materials $5.09 31 $157.79
57016-1065 - Fiskars Student Scissors - 7", 3" Cut • Blick Art Materials $4.20 10 $42.00
01044-1032 - ArtResin Epoxy Kit - Starter Kit • Blick Art Materials $39.20 1 $39.20
School Smart Paint Brush Set, Short Handle, Black Bristle, Assorted Sizes, Set of 24 • Amazon Business $18.82 1 $18.82
11409-2006 - Blick Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Black, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $5.47 3 $16.41
11409-2406 - Blick Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Pearl Gray, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $5.47 2 $10.94
Melissa & Doug 12” Easel Paper Rolls, Arts & Crafts, Bond Paper, 75-Foot Rolls, 2-Pack, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53

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