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

Crafty Creative Classroom Making!!

My students need the Pacon Decorol Art Paper in blue and the Acto Teacher Pro Pencil Sharpener for their many crafty creations they create for the classroom.

  • $579 goal

This project expired on May 30, 2018.

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My Students

Many of my students come to class after riding a bus for over 1-2 hours so they are tired. They also have multiple disabilities and many are non-verbal. Our classes serve students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities. My students range in age from 18-22 years old. About 1/2 of the students live in group homes. So school is a secure and special place for them. We are a program that works on life skills and help them to learn how to fit into the world that can seem very daunting to them.

The typical student in my class reads at a pre-k level and many struggle with basic phonics and number sense.

90% of our students are African American or Latino. The opportunity and achievement gaps are apparent among our student population. Our department budget is not disclosed to us and very limited to what we can get. I tend to purchase most items needed for my students with my own money.

Our classrooms are dilapidated, textbooks are outdated and technology is virtually nonexistent. Special education teachers are expected to deliver excellent instruction and be creative.

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students will be put to good use. I know exactly where everything will go. My students will be so excited to have paper, clay, and a strong pencil sharpener to help them express their creative and imaginative minds.

The supplies at our school are very limited and my students tend to come from very impoverished homes so colored construction paper gets them very excited.

They know that will help them with class art projects and also help them to express their own ideas. The large colored butcher paper will be great to help decorate the classroom and make it interesting to the students.

I can't wait to get the molding clay as this will help the students work on their hand strength and muscle control. Many of my students lack total hand control and struggle to even hold a pencil correctly. The molding clay will be a great tool to help them work on their strength along with creating unique projects!! Finally the heavy duty multi-sized pencil sharpener is very needed. We go through many pencils and we are in dire need of a sharpener that can withstand heavy use.

Mrs. Holle
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
11504-5001-Pacon Decorol Art Paper - 36" x 500 ft, Blue, Roll • Blick Art Materials $111.41 1 $111.41
21417-1002-X-Acto X-Acto Teacher Pro Pencil Sharpener • Blick Art Materials $46.67 1 $46.67
30496-1001-Super Sculpey Medium Blend - 1 lb • Blick Art Materials $13.59 2 $27.18
11420-1026-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", White, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 8 $21.60
60964-1030-Perler Bead Craft - Multi-Mix Bead Jar, Pkg of 22,000 • Blick Art Materials $19.88 1 $19.88
11420-3016-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Red, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 6 $16.20
11420-3466-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Holiday Red, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 6 $16.20
33264-1043-Activa Air Dry Clay - 3.3 lb, White • Blick Art Materials $15.04 1 $15.04
11420-3086-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Scarlet, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 4 $10.80
11420-2506-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Gray, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 4 $10.80
11420-5046-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Dark Blue, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 4 $10.80
11420-6516-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Violet, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 4 $10.80
11420-7026-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Light Green, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 4 $10.80
11420-7936-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Holiday Green, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 4 $10.80
11420-4516-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Orange, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 4 $10.80
11420-2026-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Black, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 4 $10.80
11420-4016-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Yellow, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 4 $10.80
11420-3293-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Hot Pink, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $1.45 4 $5.80
11420-8006-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Brown, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.70 2 $5.40

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