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Mrs. Schiavo from Deltona FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Art With Many Smiles

Help me give my students many ways to organize the structural elements of art with a Gears! Gears! Gears! Build & Bloom Building Set, a Waterfall Discovery Wall, and Counting Bears with Matching Sorting Cups.

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The Deltona Lakes art room is full of over 800 Title 1 artists every six days, creating, growing and learning. The ESE population also attend art and 6 classes of Kindergarten integrate various materials to enhance their abilities and communication skills. These students are in need of supplies that will enhance their learning . DLE also has a high total of ESOL learners. The need to compile added creativity tables with multiple fine motor materials would be greatly appreciated by students and staff. These materials will be based upon the 21st Century Skills maps that demonstrate how the four Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation) is in conjunction with the NGSSS Visual Art curriculum. The goal is for every student to leave the art room feeling productive, supported and provided an opportunity to establish individual life skills.

My goal is always to support the 800 Title 1 students equally and positively each day.

Through the donors grant support, the art room can increase these needed supplies to make 2019-2020 and future years the ability and means to be successful. The goal is for every student to leave the art room feeling supported.

My Project

There are many ways to organize the structural elements of art to achieve an artistic objective. The lessons are Integrated with themes and other subjects to make connections with art history and culture. The differentiated instruction strategies provide the reinforcement during the center rotation process. Students experiment with various materials, tools and techniques to achieve a variety of art processes.

While in their safe and supportive environment, the paraprofessionals assist and reflect on colors, shapes, structure and communication skills.

Student engagement levels may vary with the ESE and Kindergarten students. When provided various art spaces to experiment with, skills and techniques are reinforced, and students acquire many skills. With various building materials, the Principles of Design can be achieved in the use of balance, variety, patterns and proportion aspects.

Success with table rotation can be achieved with self-esteem and with positive behavioral support when creating at the primary art station with the teacher and the focused artist subject matter in the lesson. The materials being requested to bring sunshine in the art room would interrelate with the artists Hokusai, Georgia O’Keeffe, Diego Rivera, Jacob Lawrence, Jennifer Bartlett and Frank Lloyd Wright. These lessons incorporate flowers, shapes and line design, and the use of space in architecture. The values of colors and placement is formed in the Bartlett house designs and Lawrence’s train creations.

Learning and growing through play is an art. They are provided an opportunity to inspire peers and increase communication skills. Communication and establishing peer bonds are not always verbal and with these items, nonverbal communication is built upon.

Creativity and fine motor skills can be achieved with various elements. Student's productivity increases in the art room with ESE students and younger students when various areas of rotation is provided.

Mrs. Schiavo
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Build & Bloom Building Set, STEM Learning Toy, 117 Pieces, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
Step2 Waterfall Discovery Wall | Double-Sided Outdoor Water Play Set with 13-Pc Accessory Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
PicassoTiles PTB120 120pcs Bristle Shape 3D Building Blocks Tiles Construction Toy Set Learning Playset STEM Toy Set Educational Kit Child Branin Development Preschool Kindergarten Toy • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Skoolzy Rainbow Counting Bears with Matching Sorting Cups, Bear Counters and Dice Math Toddler Games 70pc Set - Bonus Scoop Tongs • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
WikkiStix Triple Play Pack • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Kidzlane Color Matching Egg Set - Toddler Toys - Educational Color & Number Recognition Skills Learning Toy - Easter Eggs • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train 10847 Learning and Counting Train Set Building Kit and Educational Toy for 2-5 Year Olds (23 pieces) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
J-hong Matching Eggs - Toddler Toys - Educational Color & Recognition Skills Study Toys, for Learn Color & Shape Match Egg Set, for Age 2 Years Old and 2 Years Up Kid Baby Toddler Boy Girl. (12 Eggs) • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Learning Resources Primary Shapes Template Set • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75

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