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Ms. Powell from Baltimore MD is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Balance!

Help me give my students the opportunity to be creative and active children while away from school.

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day curious, energetic and full of life. We start each day with compassion and forgiveness by giving compliments or positive affirmations about the day that is ahead of us.

I teach at a Title I school in Baltimore City where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of my students have experienced unimaginable hardships and trauma during the course of their short lives. For many, school is the only place where they are able to feel safe, have stability, and feel loved. Our school is a community school, and also runs a food pantry, an after school program, as well as G.E.D. and parenting classes to help support our families.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and engage with their peers. Many of my students are eager to come to school and reluctant to leave. They want to be in school because they want to learn in an environment that promotes individuality and having a growth mindset.

My Project

We have been in a world that has been so focused on online platforms and technology for students to learn. Let's not forget that these are children who need balance and activity in their lives to keep them engaged. No child should be on a computer, tablet, phone, or game all day!

The materials that have been requested in this project support multimodal learning and the opportunity for my students to just be kids!

They need to be able to paint, build their motor skills with playdough, and jump ropes, a practice writing or drawing with sidewalk chalk. We need to remind them that there are still fun things left to do in a world that has changed so drastically for them. Many of my students only have these resources when they come to school. Home should also be a place where they are able to learn but also be healthy, creative, and active. It's never to early to learn that the key to life is balance.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLAY-DOH PRIMARY COLORS SET OF 4 • School Specialty $3.82 20 $76.40
BASIC HOOPS - 24 INCH - SET OF 12 • School Specialty $35.02 2 $70.04
CHALK WASHABLE SIDEWALK CRAYOLA SET OF 12 • School Specialty $2.92 20 $58.40
PAINT WATERCOLOR SILLY SCENTS CRAYOLA 8 COLOR • School Specialty $2.54 20 $50.80
PAPER PRIMARY JOURNAL 8.5X11 IN 96 PG 3/4 IN RULED • School Specialty $2.47 19 $46.93
JUMP ROPE 7 FOOT PLASTIC LINK -SPORTIME • School Specialty $2.39 19 $45.41
PAPER WATERCOLOR SHIZEN SMOOTH 5X7 IN 100 SHTS • School Specialty $20.24 2 $40.48
BUBBLES - 4 OUNCES • School Specialty $0.97 20 $19.40

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