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Ms. Clay from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Colorful Thinking

Help me give my students colored pencils so they can create beautiful work in different subjects.

  • $362 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first through third grade teacher in a self-contained classroom at a public school that offers a Montessori and traditional education in an underserved, high needs community.

As a public Montessori school, we strive to create a community where social/emotional health, knowledge, and peace are a priority.

My students are thoughtful, creative, and curious children who need love, a healthy community, and proper learning resources to realize their full potential.

"There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book." Frank Seratini

My Project

With these Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, my students will be able to improve the look of their history, math and language assignments. For instance, the students use colored pencils to draw the hands on a paper representation of a clock. When a student is learning how to tell time, she is shown how to use red for the hour hand and blue for the minute hand. Colored pencils are also used to create a book of fraction pieces. Students will shade in the halves, thirds, quarters, etc. all the way to the tenths. The students also use the colored pencils for parts of speech. For example, a large black triangle represents the noun. When a student writes a naming word, she draws a large black triangle above the word to show that she understands it is a noun. Once the work is complete, it looks beautiful.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
20508-5071 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - Sky Blue Light • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80
20508-2001 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils - Black • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80
20508-8031 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - Dark Brown • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80
20508-7241 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - Grass Green • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80
20508-6501 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - Violet • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80
20508-5151 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - China Blue • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80
20508-4761 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - Metallic Gold • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80
20508-4501 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - Orange • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80
20508-4261 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - Canary Yellow • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80
20508-3161 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - Crimson Red • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80
20508-3291 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil - Hot Pink • Blick Art Materials $1.24 20 $24.80

Materials cost

$272.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$306.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.16

Total project goal

$361.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.05

3 Donors

-$316.64

Donations toward project cost

-$306.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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