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Mrs. Harris from Sacramento CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyone Can Be an Artist

Help me give my students the opportunity to create art with oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolor paints, and tissue paper.

  • $329 goal

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My Students

My 3rd grade students are intelligent, inquisitive, and very motivated to learn. They are also from a high-poverty neighborhood and are at risk for academic failure. Most eat both breakfast and lunch at school and have no one at home to help with their homework. Fourteen of my students are English Learners who have recently immigrated to America.

My students do not have the advantages so many of us take for granted.

They rarely have the opportunity to travel, explore, or experience nature. A handful have been to Tahoe, San Francisco, or Disneyland, but most can only hope that someday they will see the ocean or the snow or the Pirates of the Caribbean.

One thing they all have in common is a love of art and music. They jump at any opportunity to build or create!

My Project

Oil pastels, watercolor paints, and colored pencils are mediums used by real artists, but they are not always available to students. Most art in high poverty schools is limited to crayons and construction paper, and even those are in limited supply.

Every child deserves the opportunity to create meaningful art.

Having access to the kinds of supplies real artists use will allow my students to express themselves and explore their talents.

These art supplies will inspire my students to experiment with blending and texture. Multicultural colors will enable them to produce art that is representative of themselves and their cultures and show how they view the world around them.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCIL CRAYOLA COLORED MULTICULTURAL SET OF 8 • School Specialty $1.70 27 $45.90
OIL PASTEL ASST COLORS SCHOOL SMART SET OF 12 • School Specialty $1.63 27 $44.01
PAINT ART TIME WATERCOLOR OVAL PAN • School Specialty $1.48 26 $38.48
PAPER TISSUE CIRCLES 4 PACK OF 480 • School Specialty $6.74 3 $20.22
PAPER CONSTR MULTI CULTURAL 9X12 • School Specialty $2.05 6 $12.30
PAPER TISSUE MULTICULTURAL ASST PACK OF 20 • School Specialty $5.67 2 $11.34
TISSUE KOLORFAST ASST PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $9.36 1 $9.36
RUBBING PLATE ANIMAL TRACKS SET OF 16 • School Specialty $9.15 1 $9.15
PAPER TISSUE SQUARES 1 PACK OF 2500 • School Specialty $4.25 2 $8.50
PAPER DRAWING WHITE 9X12 50 LB SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $7.31 1 $7.31

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