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  • $890 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Burton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Empowering Students Through Art to Engage the Mind and Heart

My students need Magna-Tiles, clay, poms, paint tools and engaging books.

My Students

The arts are a unique tool to stimulate and enrich learning. Not only do arts encourage imagination and creativity, but they teach lessons of math and science in memorable and profound ways. –Spellings Through enrichment integrated into academics, we see sparks of a life-long love of learning.

Being in our classroom means being part of a family with rich cultural, ethnic, and life experiences.

Many of my students are new to the country, directly from refugee camps or kids with limited exposure to extra curricular opportunity. Seeing a spark ignite in their eyes when they learn something new is an amazing sight. I believe that all children deserve enriching activities to enhance the academic content, empowering students through art.

My Project

I believe in Empowering Students Through Art! My students need Magna-Tiles, clay, poms, and paint tools. Kids have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations. These qualities, tapped into through visual and performance art, allow for amazing understanding of academics. I will integrate ten art projects that extend and enrich academic content. In each opportunity, kids learn content through art and engaging books, including Perfect Square and Squiggle. Some of the projects in literacy are clay pinch pots to collect character emotions, creating chalk shadow puppets for summary, and creating melted crayon characters. In math, students will paint and build with Magna-Tiles, modeling Mondrian in geometric art, explore number sense with string art inspired by Riley, and creating ink-pattern art to develop pre-algebra. Finally, in science, students create felt sculptures to learn about the body. Students will also explore the concept of change in a painting project with scrapers. We will be Empowering Students Through Art!

Empowering Students Through Art is making a difference in the lives of children.

By allowing kids to learn on their own terms, using their natural and powerful artistic ability, we engage students on a new level and help them develop a zest and love of learning. By funding this project, we can develop life-long learners, help kids truly understand academic content, and help provide amazing experiences to kids. Thank you for empowering students through art!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $119.95 1 $119.95
GA351 - Easy-Punch Alphabet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $29.82 2 $59.64
AmScope M30-ABS-KT2-W Beginner Microscope Kit, LED and Mirror Illumination, 300X, 600x, and 1200x Magnification, Includes 52-Piece Accessory Set and Case, White • Amazon Business $38.88 1 $38.88
Crayola Air Dry Clay 5 Lb Bucket, White, (57-5055) • Amazon Business $14.90 2 $29.80
Crayola Glitter Markers, 6 Count • Amazon Business $4.89 4 $19.56
Edukit Acrylic Felt - Jumbo Pack of 60 Sheets - 9 X 12 Inches - 15 Assorted Colours (60 PACK) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
ALEX Toys Artist Studio 16 Modeling Clay • Amazon Business $4.50 4 $18.00
Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Chenille Stem Class Pack, 4 mm x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors, 1000/Box (65490) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
What To Do With a Box • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Frankencrayon • Amazon Business $15.57 1 $15.57
AmScope PS25 Prepared Microscope Slide Set for Basic Biological Science Education, 25 Slides, Includes Fitted Wooden Case • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Pompoms for Crafts and Hobby Supplies, Over 300 Fuzzies in Bright Hot Kaleidoscope Colors BONUS Googly eye package • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
It's an Orange Aardvark! • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
Andrew Drew and Drew • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Windblown • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Mix It Up! • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Lines That Wiggle • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Not a Stick • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Henri's Scissors • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Geometry Patty Paper - Box of 1000 Sheets: Single Box • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
When I Build With Blocks • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Sky Color (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
Not a Box • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
You Are Creative (You Are Important Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Yueton 14pcs Set Plastic Crafts Clay Modeling Tool for Shaping and Sculpting by Blovess (Yellow) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Squiggle • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jack and the Hungry Giant Eat Right With Myplate • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crayola 10-Count Ultra Clean Expression Stamper Markers • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Caryko Paint Scrapers for Kids, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Hygloss Tissue Squares - 1 inch Squares - 2,500 Pieces - Pack of 1 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54

Materials cost

$715.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$755.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$133.40

Total project goal

$889.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$889.34

5 Donors

-$419.22

Donations toward project cost

-$377.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

match offer

-$444.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$377.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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