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Ms. Lee from Hartford CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expressing Culture through Art

Help me give my students art supplies to display their creativity and culture through artistic expression.

  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a English Language Learner (ELL) teacher at an inner-city high school. My students are from all over the world and speak a variety of different languages. We have a large population of Hispanic students who speak Spanish. It is my job to help them to learn English.

Typically, my students are initially shy and withdrawn and afraid to speak.

But once they master even a few sentences in English, they break out of their shells and are anxious to learn more. Most are lovable and sweet and really appreciate help.

My Project

Through the DonorsChoose.org organization, I am asking for paint, canvases, and an easel. The supplies will be used by the students as a way to express and showcase their individual creativity. This will be accomplished through various artistic projects that promote "self" and "community".

Students have many cultural differences unique to their native homeland.

However, while they may have a number of differences, they also share an equal number of similarities.

Because most of my students are newcomers to America, not surprisingly, they struggle to understand English. It is my job to help them bridge the gap from fear of speaking (what's referred to as the "silent period") to at least a beginner level of English comprehension and verbal ability.

Since most students are non-verbal in the initial language acquisition stage, several prefer to express themselves through art. Therefore, having the art supplies needed to encourage student expression will be extremely beneficial especially during the language acquisition stage of proficiency.

Ms. Lee
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Law and Government Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
U.S. Art Supply Coronado French Style Easel & Sketchbox with 12" Drawer, Wooden Pallete & Shoulder Strap • Amazon Business $79.96 1 $79.96
Acrylic Paint Brush Set With 15 Premium Artist Brushes And Bonus 24 Color Acrylic Paint - Ultimate Kit For Canvas, Wood, Ceramic, Fabric - Perfect Gift For Beginners, Adults, Students Or Professionals • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Colore Acrylic Paint Set - 24 Colors • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
US Art Supply 8 X 10 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panel Boards for Painting 12-Pack (1 Full Case of 12 Single Canvas Board Panels) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Artlicious - Paint Tray Palettes with Thumb Hole - Best for Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor Paints & Paint Brushes (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$136.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.81

Total project goal

$198.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.73

1 Donor

-$99.36

Donations toward project cost

-$84.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.90

match offer

-$99.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.90

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$0.00

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