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Mrs. Higareda from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Crafty Art Bins!

Help me give my students Art Bins full of craft materials for fun art projects!

  • $323 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come in eager to please and be loved. They want to be recognized for achievements through "shout-outs" and rewards. They are funny and playful. The relationships and family atmosphere we create in the classroom is always the highlight of my school year.

My school is located in the South side of Chicago.

The neighborhood is known for violence and poverty. The school is 100% free or reduced lunch. It not only creates a safe haven, but also teaches the students to look beyond their surroundings and reach for higher goals. We are not just trying to get them into great high schools, but great colleges.

My Project

Like many schools, our school has had to cut back on its art program. This is devastating to the students since so many of them used art class as their outlet. I am going to provide time in the school day to still have that outlet, but I need some resources to do it!

The art bins will have pipe cleaners, pony beads, pom poms, wiggle googly eyes, and other items to make imaginations soar!

The remaining items in this project include tons of pencils (a need in all subjects) and some resource books to help make my lessons more lively!

Mrs. Higareda
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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N&T NIETING 1212Pcs Assorted Colors Chenille Stems Pipe Cleaners for DIY Art Craft Supplies Kids Craft Projecties with Pipe Cleaners, Pony Beads, Pom Poms, Wiggle Googly Eyes, Folding Storage Box • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
Madisi Golf Pencils with Eraser, 2 HB Half Pencils, 3.5" Mini Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, 96 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Bulk Premium Pre-Sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils 500 Pack • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
DOKEHOM 22-Inches Thickened X-Large Laundry Basket -(9 Colors)- with Durable Leather Handle, Drawstring Waterproof Round Cotton Linen Collapsible Storage Basket (Blue Star, XL) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Common Core Practice - 4th Grade English Language Arts: Workbooks to Prepare for the PARCC or Smarter Balanced Test: CCSS Aligned (CCSS Standards Practice) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Guided Math Workstations for Grades 3 to 5 – Strategies to Put Guided Math into Action in Elementary School Classrooms - Create Math Workshops and Implement Math Workstations for Ages 7 to 11 • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
A Guide for Using Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing in the Classroom: in the Classroom (Literature Units) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Vocabulary Packets: Greek & Latin Roots: Ready-to-Go Learning Packets That Teach 40 Key Roots and Help Students Unlock the Meaning of Dozens and Dozens of Must-Know Vocabulary Words • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39

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