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Mrs. Kirchberger from Waterbury CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity Sparks!

Help me give my students sketch books, colored pencils, and a pencil sharpener for The Creativity Workshop!

  • $535 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are brave, confident, and realistic learners. My students take risks in the classroom and feel safe while doing so. My students also face the adversity every day of not having everything they need for success. Some come from run down apartments, and some don't have clean clothes to wear every day. And at least a handful of my students each year are considered "homeless" as they are bussed in from shelters. All of my students receive free lunch, and most receive food bags from a local church community every Friday. They live in an inner city and attend a district school that has an unfortunate "revolving door" with many transient students in and out. In my classroom, we focus on being a family. We support each other and are all kind to one another.

Despite their adversities, my students are sponges, they come to school ready to soak in knowledge.

They try their best to leave behind their home lives and concentrate on building their vocabulary and math skills. Our school provides a nurturing environment for them to do so. We meet in restorative circles every morning and practice mindfulness breathing exercises to get our day started.

My Project

I was lucky to travel on a professional development grant last summer to attend The Creativity Workshop. I learned many strategies to entice my young writers to use their creative minds in multiple ways.

Providing each student with a sketchbook and set of colored pencils will enable them to utilize their creativity in more ways than one.

Students will be able to write poetry, draw their visions, and use color to enhance their thoughts with the materials we are requesting.

My classroom will be ELA based next school year so I am requesting enough for two classes worth of students.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAD PEN SKETCHERS BEE PAPER 5.5X8.5 IN 70 LB 50 SHTS • School Specialty $4.18 60 $250.80
PENCILS COLORED FULLSIZE CRAYOLA SET OF 12 • School Specialty $1.82 60 $109.20
PENCIL SHARPENER VERTICAL - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $20.78 1 $20.78

Materials cost

$380.78

Vendor shipping charges

$38.08

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$454.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.22

Total project goal

$534.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$534.79

8 Donors

-$399.00

Donations toward project cost

-$354.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.85

Matching donations from our partners

-$118.14

Match offers toward project cost

-$100.42

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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