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Ms. Cowan from High Point NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity Is Messy And I Am Very Creative

My students need everyday materials that help foster learning, growth, and play.

  • $637 goal

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My Students

At our school, we have an amazing group of students ranging from ages 3 to 4 years old in a pre-k classroom. As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. They come into our classrooms every day, eager to learn, ready to take on new and challenging tasks, and excited for what is in store. My students are eager to learn and enjoy reading, math, and hands-on projects. I want them to feel safe and know they can accomplish anything if they apply themselves. I will have the opportunity to bond with my students and learn all of their many personalities. These items will allow them to be creative in their own way and learn how to express themselves through creativity.

My Project

Art encourages children to think, developing skills and confidence as they go. Preschool students love to design and create. No matter what we make, they always ask if they can take it home. They love seeing their final projects, and they want to take them home to show their families.

When their parents come into the classroom and their artwork is hung up on the wall, they take their parents by the hand and walk them over to show them what they did for the day.

Since most resources for art projects are consumable, these projects can become costly for me. I need materials that we can use to integrate art into other subjects throughout our curriculum. It time to dig a little deeper into arts & craft and integrating it into our daily instructional plans.

We plan to use the paint by doing lots of finger paint to encourage the children to be more creative, to feel the texture of the paint and be able to describe what it feels like. We will be mixing the colors together so that we can teach the children that colors can mix together to make a new color. Most of the children are still learning how to cut so we're trying to make sure we have enough so the children will have an opportunity to use them whenever they would like. We will use the dry erase board to practice letters and numbers, There really starting to enjoy learning how to spell their names.

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

This project will reach 17 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
51291-7512-Alvin Blue Hills Studio Mobile Storage Cart - Multi, 12 Drawer • Blick Art Materials $104.79 1 $104.79
00369-1109-Blick Liquid Watercolors - Set of 10 assorted colors, 8 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $30.27 2 $60.54
57027-1009-Acme Kleencut Kids'' Scissors - Set of 12, with Rack, Blunt • Blick Art Materials $25.43 2 $50.86
50924-1001-Ghent Open-Face Cork Board - 36" x 24", Aluminum Frame • Blick Art Materials $47.14 1 $47.14
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers - 16 Color Set • Teachers' School Supply $35.79 1 $35.79
52924-1005-Lineco Lecturers White Bond Paper Pad • Blick Art Materials $17.15 2 $34.30
10604-1003-Bienfang Graphics 360 Marker Paper - 9" x 12", 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $8.36 3 $25.08
Magnetic Dry Erase Board 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 • Teachers' School Supply $23.78 1 $23.78
surcharge • Blick Art Materials $22.00 1 $22.00
11409-1003-Blick Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Assorted, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.54 4 $10.16
Hygloss Products Inc. - Asst Buttons 16 Oz Bucket • Teachers' School Supply $8.49 1 $8.49
13109-1106-Blick Economy Posterboard - 28" x 44" x 6 Ply, White • Blick Art Materials $2.38 2 $4.76

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