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Mrs. Bartlett from Dallas TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Capturing a Community With Memory Portraits

Help me give my students drawing pencils, colored pencils, and erasers in order for them to create one of a kind artwork.

  • $525 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a diverse school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am constantly looking for different artistic ways to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students are creative, clever and open-minded.

Our school is socially and culturally diverse, which makes for a great global learning experience. We are an accredited International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme World School, we provide Dual Language classes to those whose primary language is not English, and are the district appointed School for the Deaf. Even with that much going for us, we need your help so we can soar to even greater heights

My Project

All of our students want to create amazing artwork and share with their family and our school community. With new drawing materials, we will be able to complete our first Memory Project for members in our outside community.

By having specialty drawing pencils, erasers and Prismacolor colored pencils students will be able to create portraits of our local senior citizens in an assignment we are calling the Memory Project.

Students will be interviewing with seniors and then creating portraits that will be shared with families and our community. We will also be able to use these drawing utensils for other projects such as the Personal Still Lives, Abstract Music and still-lives. The new drawing utensils will play many roles in the program for the students.

Mrs. Bartlett
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 405 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
20501-2409-Prismacolor Scholar Art Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $15.82 18 $284.76
21519-1024-Blick Soap Eraser - Small, 1" x 1" x 5/8", Box of 24 • Blick Art Materials $4.18 10 $41.80
20477-1004-Tombow Mono Professional Drawing Pencil - 4B • Blick Art Materials $1.08 30 $32.40
20406-2021-Prismacolor Drawing Pencil - 2B, Graphite • Blick Art Materials $0.97 30 $29.10
20421-2022-General''s Kimberly Drawing Pencil - 2H • Blick Art Materials $0.73 30 $21.90

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