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Ms. Francesca from Tobyhanna PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Every Child's Self Expression Through Art

Help me give my students art supplies so they can create openly and be able to display their masterpieces for our first annual, school art show.

  • $632 goal

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My Students

Our students come from a diversity of cultures. Many of our students come from low income households who have limited resources. However, when they come into school each day, they are eager and ready to learn and explore.

Our school provides a safe, nurturing, loving, consistent, and structured environment to meet the individualized needs of all children.

Our children enjoy doing hands on activities and take pride in their work. Our children love to have their artwork displayed throughout the classroom, as well as the school.

As our teachers work as a team, we strive to teach the importance of teamwork, respect and acceptance with one another. Our classrooms are all inclusive; therefore, all children, even with challenges, have the opportunity to engage in all activities.

My Project

Because our students come from different economic backgrounds, they do not always have the opportunity or resources to explore and create openly with a variety of art materials. We encourage open-ended art as a way of learning, communicating, and self -expression. Art is also a form of therapy for some, and while the children get to create, they feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. We will be displaying each child's unique masterpiece in our first annual, school art show.

The donations to this project will help give our students more opportunities to be creative in the classroom.

We hope to inspire our parents and caregivers, as well as other educators. As educators, we want to encourage students to explore and learn more about the arts and make them feel comfortable enough to show self-expression through color and texture. Art should be made available to children daily, and not having the materials and resources makes it very challenging. Having a support system within our community helps make our visions come true.

Having our first annual art show, in our school, will provide a venue to bring cultural diversity and awareness to our children and families.

The materials we hope to receive will play many different roles for our children supporting multiple areas of our Creative Curriculum. This will help enable our non-verbal speakers to express themselves freely and with confidence. The students will have the chance to utilize the different materials, and expand and develop their language skills, critical thinking skills, as well as communication skills. If we receive these materials, the children will have the opportunity to explore and create with new and different kinds of art media. Using these art materials will also help them develop their fine motor skills, which is needed badly for kindergarten readiness.

Ms. Francesca
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
07031-1008 - Canvas Bulk Pack - 16" x 20", Pkg of 40 • Blick Art Materials $147.11 1 $147.11
00727-0079 - Blick Matte Acrylics - Basic Colors, Set of 7, 2 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $10.71 5 $53.55
00727-1079 - Blick Matte Acrylics - Pastel Colors, Set of 7, 2 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $10.71 5 $53.55
61926-1002 - Tumbled Glass Pieces - Variety, 20 oz • Blick Art Materials $10.80 3 $32.40
60776-1001 - Assorted Metallized Beads - 16 oz Mix • Blick Art Materials $13.96 2 $27.92
06280-1309 - Blick Essentials Value Brush Set - Craft Brushes, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $6.28 4 $25.12
11319-1021 - Pacon Card Stock - White, 8-1/2" x 11", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $9.93 2 $19.86
33272-1005 - Crayola Air-Dry Clay - Bucket, 5 lb, White • Blick Art Materials $9.52 2 $19.04
11210-0379 - Aitoh Color Foil Origami Paper - Double Sided, Pkg of 36 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.67 5 $18.35
61416-2981 - Spectra Sparkling Glitter - 16 oz, Red • Blick Art Materials $7.85 2 $15.70
61416-2411 - Spectra Sparkling Glitter - 16 oz, Silver • Blick Art Materials $7.85 2 $15.70
61416-7031 - Spectra Sparkling Glitter - 16 oz, Green • Blick Art Materials $7.85 2 $15.70
61416-5631 - Spectra Sparkling Glitter - 16 oz, Purple • Blick Art Materials $7.85 2 $15.70
61416-4861 - Spectra Sparkling Glitter - 16 oz, Blue • Blick Art Materials $7.85 2 $15.70
61416-4511 - Spectra Sparkling Glitter - 16 oz, Orange • Blick Art Materials $7.85 2 $15.70
60702-1000 - Wooden Barrel Beads - Assorted Colors, Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $4.23 2 $8.46

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