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Mrs. Taylor-Sauermelch from Philadelphia PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Learners!

Help me give my students art supplies to let their creative energy flow!

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am lucky enough to work with a group of enthusiastic, loving third graders. I work in an inner city Title I school. My students come from many cultural backgrounds. My class consists of regular education, ESL and special education students. I not only teach the students the basic skills of reading, math, science and social studies, but also teach them social skills, proper hygiene and much more.

These students come to school every day eager to learn, no matter what challenges might lay ahead for them.

Nothing beats seeing a smile on the face of the child when they pick up a book to read, conduct and experiment or use hands-on materials. A love for learning can be both educational as well as a great outlet for these students.

I hope to be able to provide my students with the opportunities to grow and learn to their highest potential, in addition to having fun!

My Project

The art materials can be used by the students to create and express themselves in ways they can't in the core subject areas.. Students can use the art materials to make cards, labels, stickers, gifts for their families and more. Students can use use art as a form of therapy or expression from the outside world and daily struggles they may encounter.

I really want to get the students creative juices flowing this year and these art materials are one way to do it!

Once their creativity is unleashed, I expect it to flow over into other areas of learning. My number one goal is to provide an environment that is inviting, colorful, safe as well as a place to be creative and learn. I believe that these art materials is the just the beginning in accomplishing this for the students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Premium Vinyl - Removable, 12” x 12” Adhesive Decal Sheets - Variety • Amazon Business $23.00 1 $23.00
Super Value Pack 30, 8X10 Canvas Panels - Academy Art Supply Value Pack Blank Canvas Panel Boards • Amazon Business $21.87 1 $21.87
REALIKE 12x12 Lightgrip Cutting Mat for Cricut Explore One/Air/Air 2/Maker(3 Mats), Gridded Adhesive Non-Slip Cut Mat for Crafts, Quilting, Sewing and All Arts • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
ccbetter Upgraded Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun with 30pcs Glue Sticks,Removable Anti-hot Cover Glue Gun Kit with Flexible Trigger for DIY Small Craft Projects & Sealing and Quick Daily Repairs 20-watt,Blue • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
IMISNO Paper Quilling Strips Set 1040 Strips 26 Colors (3/5/7/10mmx38cm,Pack of 4 Sets) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Quill On-Quilling Mould-Green-Make Quick and Uniform Shapes for 3D Quilling, Jewelry, Toys or Objects • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Aitoh Assorted Foil Origami Paper, 5.875 by 5.875-Inch, 36-Pack • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

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