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Mrs. Erickson from Antioch CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Colorful Education

Help me give my students coloring supplies to create posters and charts to organize ideas, and show their knowledge of subject matter in a creative way.

  • $204 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a high needs school, where close to 75% of students receive free or reduced price lunch, we face daily challenges that other schools, fortunately, don't have to face. Foster care, violence, incarcerated parents; these are just some of the issues my students deal with. However, with all these challenges, my students are determined to be successful in school and in life.

Ambitious, resilient and hardworking are just a few of the words I would use to describe my students.

My students do not have access to a lot at home and I am determined to provide them with a fun learning environment in my classroom.

My Project

I often ask my students to create colorful charts and posters to demonstrate and show off what they have learned. My students love expressing their ideas in a creative way. My students enjoy making posters about ancient civilizations and are able to show through their words and through pictures what it was like to live there, all about the religion, government and daily life of the ancient people we read about. Every chance I get I try to assess learning in non traditional test taking ways. Unfortunately, markers dry out, crayons break and colored pencils can only be sharped and used so often. I find myself replacing these consumable materials every few years. Being able to provide opportunities for my middle schools to learn and show their knowledge in a creative way is important to me.

Mrs. Erickson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Fabric Markers, 10 Assorted Colors, 80/Pack (BIN588215) • Staples Advantage $34.99 2 $69.98
Helix Colored Pencils Classpack, Assorted Barrel, 240 / Pack • Staples Advantage $59.09 1 $59.09

Materials cost

$129.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.50

Total project goal

$203.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$203.32

1 Donor

-$102.00

Donations toward project cost

-$86.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.30

match offer

-$101.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.20

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$0.00

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