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Ms. Shahin from Paterson NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Budding Artists Need the Basics

Help me give my students these art supplies so that we may extend their learning in the classroom.

  • $223 goal

This project expired on February 22, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day my students walk in the door ready for an exciting adventure in learning. Their learning disabilities never dull their passion for learning about new people and places.

My students are very creative, and they love it when we do projects in the classroom.

They would love to have the opportunity to do many more of these, but our lack of supplies poses a problem.

My goal is to help them achieve their potential and begin to see all the ways they may use their talents. The world will benefit from their kindness and their unique gifts.

My Project

While recently studying the ecosystem, my students bemoaned the fact that we did not have any art supplies with which we could create sample ecosystems.

My classroom is warm, friendly, bright and cheery, filled with wonderful, eager-to-learn students, but we have very few supplies.

With the markers, pencils, glue, glue gun, glue sticks, scissors and dry erase markers, my students will be able to create projects all week long, allowing them to extend their learning and use their hands to manipulate the materials. Since many of my students struggle with traditional reading and writing experiences, these supplies will give them the perfect opportunity to showcase their understanding of topics and dazzle others with their artistic talents.

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

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCILS COLORED SCHOOL SMART SET OF 480 • School Specialty $55.87 1 $55.87
SCISSORS KIDS 5IN PTD SCHOOL SMART P/12 • School Specialty $14.83 2 $29.66
MARKER DRY ERASE PEN SCHOOL SMART BLUE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $7.09 3 $21.27
ART MARKER WASHABLE FINELINE SET OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $17.67 1 $17.67
GLUE STICK .28OZ WHITE SCHOOL SMART PK OF 12 • School Specialty $3.74 2 $7.48
GLUE GUN FULL SIZE 40 WATT HIGH TEMPERATURE • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
GLUE STICK 0.43IN X 10IN LONG PACK OF 20 • School Specialty $5.25 1 $5.25

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