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Mrs. Buchanan from Fayetteville TN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Experience Art...and Write About It!

My students need crushed pebbles and masonite bases for a mosaic project.

  • $247 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach 6th and 7th grade Language Arts in a rural Tennessee school. Our school is in one of the poorest counties in the state and money for anything is scarce.

Since we have no formal art program at our school, I decided three years ago to begin integrating fine art into the Language Program. Students write better when they have authentic experience from which to draw inspiration. The experiment has been very successful with the students turning out not only excellent art work but excellent essays about the work as well. Art supplies are expensive, however, and that limits what we are able to do.

Students will use crushed rock and six inch tiles to create small mosaic pictures. There will be several steps to the process, and students will write about all the steps they used in a how-to expository essay. This is authentic learning at its best.

Your help with this project will allow students to experience hands-on art and help them with reality writing. It will be a great project with double benefits!

Mrs. Buchanan
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRUSHED PEBBLES/BLK 5LB • Blick Art Materials $2.92 3 $8.76
CRUSHED PEBBLES/WHT 5LB • Blick Art Materials $2.92 3 $8.76
CRUSHED PEBBLES/RED 5LB • Blick Art Materials $2.92 3 $8.76
CRUSHED PEBBLES/BLU 5LB • Blick Art Materials $2.92 3 $8.76
CRUSHED PEBBLES/GRN 5LB • Blick Art Materials $2.92 3 $8.76
CRUSHED PEBBLES/LT BLU 5LB • Blick Art Materials $2.92 3 $8.76
MASONITE BASES/6IN PKG12 • Blick Art Materials $8.71 12 $104.52
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $15.95 1 $15.95

Materials cost

$173.03

Vendor shipping charges

$17.30

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$202.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.34

Total project goal

$246.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$246.34

3 Donors

-$246.34

Donations toward project cost

-$202.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.34

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$0.00

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