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

Compassion for Animals Through Art

Help me give my students a chance to foster compassion for animals by giving them supplies such as clay, plants, and ground cover to create animal habitat models.

  • $695 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students face challenges in life due to poverty, unstable housing, and language barriers. Although life is not easy, my students are extremely positive, grateful, and happy children. Our school faces the same issues many other schools face in low socioeconomic areas. We strive to meet the basic needs of our students so they are successful in school. My students are amazing people. They are extremely motivated, positive, and honest.

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he/she is someone today." — Stacia Tauscher.

My Project

I will teach my students about animal welfare and conserving habitats of living things in a hands-on way. Third graders learn about animal habitats, conservation, and animal and plant life interdependence. My plan is to have the students research animal habitats, including adaptations and plant relationships, and then create a model of an environment of the animal of their choice. The students will use the clay to form animals and their environment. The realistic looking plant life and ground covering will help them demonstrate their understanding of the animal habitats through the students choosing appropriate supplies to decorate the habitat boxes.

These resources will help my students learn lasting lessons about compassion for animals or conservation.

Upon creating their amazing projects, they will then put them on display for others to view. My students will orally present their models and describe the animal habitats and the importance of conservation to their peers.

Mrs. Berger
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Model Magic Bulk, Clay Alternative, 75 Count Classpack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $36.76 4 $147.04
Crayola Model Magic Single Packs Naturals • Amazon Business $10.19 5 $50.95
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
WINOMO 12 PCS Model Trees Mini Layout Rainforest Plastic Train Palm Tree Diorama Scenery 16 10 5cm • Amazon Business $12.19 3 $36.57
Bememo 33 Pieces Model Trees 1.18 - 6.29 inch/ 3 - 16 cm Mixed Model Tree Train Trees Railroad Scenery Diorama Tree Architecture Trees for DIY Scenery Landscape, Natural Green • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
3 Pounds - Real Sand - Natural Color - for Interior Decor, Vase Filler, Sand Crafts, Nautical Theme Design, and More • Amazon Business $16.79 2 $33.58
WXBOOM 36 Bright Colors DIY Modeling Magic Air Dry Clay Ultra-light Plasticine Clay for Kids,Teens,Creative Art DIY Crafts • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Crayola; Model Magic; White Modeling Compound; Art Tools; 2 lb. Resealable Bucket; Perfect For Slime Supplies Kit • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
Sargent Art 85-3366 3-Pound Art-Time Dough, Green • Amazon Business $8.69 3 $26.07
Crayola 14.8 oz Bucket Brown Modeling Clay • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Animals Figure,54 Piece Mini Jungle Animals Toys Set,ValeforToy Realistic Wild Vinyl Plastic Animal Learning Party Favors Toys For Boys Girls Kids Toddlers Forest Small Animals Playset Cupcake Topper • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Ocean Sea Animal, 52 Pack Assorted Mini Vinyl Plastic Animal Toy Set, Funcorn Toys Realistic Under The Sea Life Figure Bath Toy for Child Educational Party Cake Cupcake Topper,Octopus Shark Otter • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
ACTIVA Scenic Sand, 5-Pound, Light Blue • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
ValeforToy 72 Piece Mini Dinosaur Toy Set • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48

Materials cost

$506.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$46.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$590.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.19

Total project goal

$694.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$694.62

1 Donor

-$196.81

Donations toward project cost

-$196.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$463.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$393.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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