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Mrs. Patrias from Lakeland FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cross Curricular Art Center Engagement

My students need art centers activities to boost their creative thinking.

  • $426 goal

This project expired on December 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach elementary art at a Title I school. I love having the privilege of teaching our entire school population, which means I see all K-5 students. On an average day 130 children are in and out of my classroom, and in a week I see 650 students. I love to share my passion and excitement for art with them.

My school is located in a very low-income area.

All of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. I love having the opportunity to be the exciting and bright part of their day. Especially with our students being in such high need, I love coming up with new and engaging lessons to make them excited to come to school and learn.

My Project

I always strive to give my elementary students the best visual arts education I can offer. I am constantly finding ways to create cross curricular connections in every lesson I teach. I have found at my Title I school, that my students are always eager to learn more, especially when it comes to art. I love finding new ways to make my lessons more exciting.

This year, I am hoping to expand my cross curricular connections in fun, new ways that my students will be excited about.

I plan on using these Legos, beads, play doh, puzzles and games for finished early activities and for art centers. These new activities will help my students, not only with their creative thinking in the art room, but will reinforce problem solving, math skills, engineering, fine motor skills, and so much more. These skills connect back to their homeroom classrooms and will help create a well rounded education.

The books I am requesting, I plan on using for future art lessons. They are inspirational art related stories that I know my students will love. I always find different ways to tie in some piece of literature into any lesson I teach. I personally feel like including books and outside resources, helps my students continue a love of reading, learn vocabulary and it also helps them have more meaning in their art work.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 650 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Go Fish for Modern Artists Card Game • Amazon Business $10.45 3 $31.35
ZoLO Risk - Creativity Playsculpture • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Barcaloo Building Bricks - 1,000 Piece Brick Building Kit - Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Roylco R15664 NEW 2014 Roylco Tesselation Mosaics, 3500-pkg • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
RisingStar Interlocking Toys - Educational Straw Building Blocks for Boys and Girls - Safe and Fun Straws and Connectors Set - Colorful Construction Builders for Motor Skills Development - 340 Pieces • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Ranphykx Magnetic Blocks, 65 Piece Magnetic Building Blocks Set Magnetic Tiles Educational Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Colorations SOFTBEAD Jumbo Fun Shapes Foam Beads (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $20.38 1 $20.38
Old Masters Memory Game • Amazon Business $16.66 1 $16.66
EuroGraphics Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh Puzzle (100 Piece) • Amazon Business $15.87 1 $15.87
A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
EuroGraphics Garden by Claude Monet Puzzle (100 Piece) • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Draw! • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
A Line Can Be . . . • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Pepperell Creative Beading Cords, 45-Inch, Assorted Colors, 12 Per Package • Amazon Business $5.76 1 $5.76

Materials cost

$326.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$361.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.80

Total project goal

$425.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.32

4 Donors

-$159.65

Donations toward project cost

-$136.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$265.32

Match offers toward project cost

-$225.52

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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