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Mrs. Palma from Inglewood CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity-a Pathway to Student's Success!!

Help me give my students markers, paint, color paper, glue, art frames and a mobile organizer that will help to enrich their self expression!

  • $1,326 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an amazing group of six year old students! They come to school each day with a smile on their faces ready to learn and are so eager when given new opportunities. The majority of my students are English language learners and approximately 94% receive free or reduced-priced lunch. I teach first grade in an inner city, low income area. It is such a challenge teaching in a low socioeconomic school because of the lack of resources we are provided with. I often have to buy materials with my own money and it tends to be very costly.

My Project

I clearly remember that in third grade we would do art once a month at the end of the day. I counted the days until the end of the month with such joy. I don't want my students to wait an entire month to do art or to be an isolated part of our class day. I want art to be integrated daily.

Art enhances self expression and creativity as it fosters the development of student's academic success.

The requests materials will make a difference in my students learning as it will provide them with art materials that they can use daily. Markers, paint, construction paper, and glue are essential supplies for creating masterpieces. For math, students can use color paper and stickies to create posters showing their knowledge of base ten blocks. For science, students can use the mechanical pencils to do an informative report on ocean animals and then create a diorama. For writing, they can use the sentence centers and make illustration with glitter paint and chart paper.

All of the materials can be organized in the storage cart and baskets and will be easily accessible and ready to use daily. Students work can be displayed using the art frames and the lamination pouches can be used to make the creations last longer. When students are having fun doing art projects, it's is providing them with opportunitites to express themselves at the same time that they are heightening their learning experiences and academic growth.

Mrs. Palma
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
XC343 - 9" x 11 1/2" Pouches • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 4 $99.96
EE188 - Simple Sentences Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
FF468 - Magnetic Sight-Word Sentence Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
GG379 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50
XC342 - 4 3/8" x 6 1/2" Pouches • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 4 $51.96
ECR4Kids 10-Drawer Mobile Organizer, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $51.43 1 $51.43
mDesign Art Supplies, Crafts, Crayons and Sewing Organizer Tote - Large, Mint Green • Amazon Business $15.88 3 $47.64
XC344 - 11 1/2" x 17 1/2" Pouches • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.63 5 $33.15
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $31.56 1 $31.56
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Green • Amazon Business $31.19 1 $31.19
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $30.97 1 $30.97
BIC Magic Marker Brand Dry Erase Marker, Tank Style, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Mr. Sketch 2003992 Scented Washable Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36 Count • Amazon Business $25.24 1 $25.24
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Arteza Kids Premium Tempera Paint Set, Flourescent, Glow in The Dark, Glitter, Metallic & Neon Colors (24 Colors x 2 oz Each) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
LC169 - Extra People Shapes™ • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 3 $23.97
Arteza Blank Pre Stretched Mini Canvas for Painting, 3X3" with Easel, Pack of 14, Primed, 100% Cotton, for Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint, Other Wet or Dry Art Media, for The Professional Artist • Amazon Business $21.69 1 $21.69
Mr. Sketch Scented Combo Pack with Markers & Twist Crayons, 20 Pieces (1969475) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
June Gold 72 Mechanical Pencils, 0.9 mm HB #2 Lead, 2 Lead Dispensers/w 140 Refills & 16 Refill Erasers, Break Resistant Lead, Convenient Side Click & Soft Non-Slip Grip • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
FF994 - Look What I Made! Art Frames • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
MEEDEN 4 by 4 Inch Mini Canvas Panels Combined with 3 by 5 Inch Tiny Wood Easels Set for Paintings Craft Small Acrylics Oil Projects, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 2x Sticking Power, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
U.S. Art Supply 18 Color Children's Washable Tempera Paint Set - 2 Ounce Wide Mouth Bottles for Arts, Crafts and Posters • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
RETON Rewritable Magnetic Dry Wipe White Board Markers Pens With Eraser Cap (50 Pcs, Black) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
2 Packs of Sharpie Assorted Colored, Fine Point Permanent Markers, 12-Count, Total of 24 Markers • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Scratch Off Mini Notes + 2 Stylus Pens Kit: 150 Sheets of Rainbow Holographic Scratch Paper for Kids Arts and Crafts, Plane or Travel Toys - Cute Unique Gift Idea for Kids, Girls, Women, or Anyone! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Creative Teaching Press 10-1/2" x 12-1/2" Storage Bags, Dots on Black (2957) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sharpie 38201 Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
450 Pcs Feathers Colorful Feathers Crafts for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations, 10 Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
1 box/lot (approx.1120 pcs) 4-25mm Plastic self-adhesive googly wiggle eyes (4-25mm) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65

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