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Mrs. Watwood from Macon GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering Students Through Art in Classical Education

My students need colored construction paper, manila paper, newsprint and watercolor paper.

  • $419 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten is a time for learning to be creative, creating things and using that budding artistic side of children. We have 20 of the most wonderful little people in our classroom. They come to us full of excitement about school and love getting to create.

I teach at a Charter School in middle Georgia.

Our families are excited to be able to have their students in a school that will serve them from kindergarten until 12th grade graduation. We have a wonderful community of learners and parents who support the work done in the classroom. The majority of our parents donate over 20 hours a year to helping make our school wonderful. When asked about art my students say: "Art is so fun and I love it. I do art every chance I get!", "When you get to paint it is very fun.", "I am creative! Art is my favorite thing to do." Art is more than just a fun activity though. There are multiple studies about how helpful creating is for your brain. The combination of motor and cognitive processing is shown to cause improvements in the functional connectivity between the frontal, posterior, and temporal cortices. All that is a scientific way to say art is good for you. We are lucky to be in a school where our administration encourages the arts.

My Project

We will use these papers to create weekly. Every week we try to include some special art activity in our center time that goes with our lesson. Many students learn better when there is an activity that includes more than just lecture learning. When we talk about the needs of plants and we make plants with dirt, water, air, and the sun it is easier for a child to remember.

This project is so important because all schools have to be frugal with their budget.

We want to have plenty of art supplies available for our students. Having plenty of paper in a variety of colors and textures will allow us to be more creative in what we do with our students. Thank you so much for reading our project and considering helping us. We are grateful for any support we can obtain. "We love ART! It is just so much fun."

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TA4412 - White Drawing Paper - 12" x 18" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 3 $53.97
TA4409 - White Drawing Paper - 9" x 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97
LC383 - People Colors® Craft Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
TA5314 - Watercolor Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TA2611 - Red Baseline Ruled Newsprint - Grade 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 2 $11.98
TA70WT - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - White • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 6 $11.94
FF534 - Tissue Paper Squares • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
LC987 - Newsprint Easel Paper - 16" x 17 1/2" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
TA70YE - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96
TA70HR - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96
LC360 - People Colors® Crayons - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
TA70TN - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Tan • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 3 $5.97
TA70RG - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 3 $5.97
TA70BD - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Burgundy • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70PU - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70BL - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Brilliant Lime • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70SP - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Shocking Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70MA - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Magenta • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70YB - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Royal Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70BU - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96
TA70BK - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96
TA70HG - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96
TA70PN - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96
TA70LG - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Light Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96
TA70SB - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96
TA70WB - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Warm Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70RD - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70TQ - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Turquoise • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70VT - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70LL - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Lilac • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98
TA70GL - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Gold • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 3 $5.97
TA70GA - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98

Materials cost

$300.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$355.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.71

Total project goal

$418.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$418.06

2 Donors

-$209.03

Donations toward project cost

-$177.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.35

match offer

-$209.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$177.67

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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