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Ms. Mendez from Salem OR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Little Cubs

Help me give my students art supplies and classroom materials like electric sharpeners, dry erase markers, paint, and construction paper in order to enhance their learning and art experiences!

  • $983 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school located in a lower-socioeconomic (high poverty) area in Salem, OR. Many of our students come from bilingual households where their first language is Spanish. Many of our students have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect and far more adverse childhood experiences than any person should.

My classroom is made up of twenty-five, energetic, bilingual kindergarten students.

They are amazing individuals who come with many differences. As bilingual students, they are building their identity as multilingual and multicultural learners. These students are paving the way to create awareness of a cultural and linguistic society. I am honored to serve them and share a classroom with them.

Kindergarten is where the adventure begins! Your generous donations and support will help me create a dream learning experience for all my students.

My Project

We now need a variety of materials for the classroom, ranging from basic art supplies, such as paint and construction paper, to clipboards/dry erase boards.

A majority of my students are unable to afford art supplies outside of the classroom and rely solely on the materials in our classroom to further their artistic skills.

They deserve the opportunities and experiences that a kindergarten classroom stocked with clean brushes, ample paints, and a variety of mediums provides!

With the requested construction paper, paints, watercolors, and dot markers, my students will be able to engage in many different art projects that incorporate their science and social studies curriculum. They will be able to think like engineers and design models and artistic representations, which demonstrate their understanding of what they are learning.

Donations to this project will allow students to step away from routine workbook pages and let them participate in more hands-on learning, These donations will allow them to incorporate art into their daily lessons and activities.

Ms. Mendez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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
Elmer’s 1680 CrayonPro Electric Sharpener • Amazon Business $42.99 2 $85.98
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.99 8 $71.92
Crayola Washable Paint, 16 Oz Plastic Squeeze Bottles, 1 Each of 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO Friendly Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $32.95 2 $65.90
Hulless 12pcs Metal Hinged Tins Box Containers Mini Portable Small Storage Containers Kit Tin Box Containers, Small Tins with Lids, Craft containers, Tin Empty Boxes, Home Storage 3.7x2.3x0.8 inch. • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
Colorations Bright Construction Paper Smart Pack Multicolor Variety Pack Classroom Supplies for Kids (Pack of 600) • Amazon Business $28.47 2 $56.94
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
SunWorks Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 12" x 18", 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.01 4 $44.04
Creative Kids Bulk Watercolor Paint Classroom Classpack Sets – 40 Assorted Palettes w/ 8 Color Paints & Wooden Brush for Party Favors Preschool, Kindergarten, School & Art Crafts Supplies • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
White Dry Erase Lapboards - 12-Pack Double Sided Plain and Lined Lap Board, 9 x 12 Inch Whiteboard, Alphabet Letters Practice Writing for Kids, Penmanship Class Supplies • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Pacon Super Bright Sentence Strips, 5 Assorted Colors, 1-1/2" Ruled 3" x 24", 100 Strips • Amazon Business $9.39 4 $37.56
8-pack Washable Dot Markers / Bingo Daubers Dabbers Dauber Dawgs Kids / Toddlers / Preschool / Children Art Supply 3 Pdf Coloring eBooks = 100 Activity Sheets To Do! • Amazon Business $16.87 2 $33.74
Pacon Multi-Program Handwriting Paper, 10-1/2 x 8 Inches, Pack of 500 - 2421, White • Amazon Business $7.01 4 $28.04
US Art Supply 20 Piece Large Round and Large Flat Hog Bristle Children's Tempera Paint Brushes • Amazon Business $11.96 2 $23.92
Bostitch/PaperPro Inspire 20 Sheet Stapler - One Finger, No Effort, Spring Powered Stapler - Black (1423) • Amazon Business $10.53 2 $21.06
Bostitch Office Executive Stapler - 3 in 1 Stapler - One Finger, No Effort, Spring Powered Stapler, Black/Gray (INP20) • Amazon Business $9.29 2 $18.58
AmazonBasics AMZ401 File Folders - Letter Size (100 Pack) – Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
200-Pack Standard (Not Economy) Weight Clear Sheet Protectors by Office Square • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
12 Pcs Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for DIY Craft Professional Art Painting • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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