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Ms. Spangler from Chicago IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Donate to Support Drawing!

My students need a clear drafting table and a chair for material exploration.

  • $486 goal

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My Students

My students are made up of a diverse mix of children who reside on the South side of Chicago. The children range in age from 2-5 years old, with a large part of the population being children with special needs. Our school is entirely early childhood, with five blended classrooms and two instructional classrooms. Our educational philosophy is influenced by an emergent curriculum based out of Italy called the Reggio Emilia Approach. Our curriculum is not only child-interest based, but relies heavily on the arts as an avenue for expression. Art materials, such as clay, wire, paper, paint, light and shadow, support interest-based work happening the classroom, as well as an avenue for extension and collaborative work between children.

A large part of our philosophy is that we believe in providing students with art experiences, where we use high-end art materials, to encourage theory development.

As the Studio Coordinator, I service all of the children in the school by working collaboratively with the teachers to create hands-on, authentic and child-interest based art experiences in the Studio. There is a rotating schedule where children visit the Studio to explore materials or have a personalized experience in small groups.

My Project

These materials will make a difference in our classroom because a large part of our philosophy is the belief that children should be offered high-end, authentic materials. In turn, the children's work will reflect the type of materials offered. The clear drafting table will allow children to use light behind the table while drawing.

In order to support their exploration with light/shadow and drawing, a clear drafting table will be the perfect addition to our studio space.

This piece of furniture will encourage exploration with different drawing materials and allow students a professional space to draw. Consider donating to us!

Ms. Spangler
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 200 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
50076-1020-Bieffe Drafting Chair - Birch and Chrome • Blick Art Materials $183.82 1 $183.82
52512-1000-Studio Designs White Futura Craft Station - With Folding shelf, pull out drawer, and side storage. • Blick Art Materials $159.39 1 $159.39

Materials cost

$343.21

Vendor shipping charges

$34.32

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$412.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.83

Total project goal

$485.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$485.51

4 Donors

-$481.09

Donations toward project cost

-$412.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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