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Mrs. Mikesell from Tampa FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fantastic Flora and Fauna

My students need 15+ colorful and fun art supplies to create a huge wall mural for our rain forest and oceans units.

  • $320 goal

This project expired on August 27, 2011.

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My Students

My First Graders have been working so hard doing all of their book studies, testing and benchmark goals that I want to end the year with a bang - what better to do it with than two huge units on the rain forest and oceans.

Our school serves a diverse population of high-poverty students.

Many of my students come from families that do not have many books in the home - so these integrated science units really help to instill bigger concepts like conservation, life cycles and pollution.

My Project

I am requesting fun, colorful and easy to use arts and crafts materials so that the children can create a huge mural on our classroom wall about rain forests and oceans. These projects will be academic in nature, yet fun. They will all be sent home at the end of the project so they can remember them for years to come.

These materials will really help our murals "pop".

We tend to old have construction paper for projects and the children will love to explore with other media. I'm looking forward to letting them create animals and plants with paints and markers. It's going to be so thrilling!

Mrs. Mikesell
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PIPE CLEANERS 6 ASST COLORS PACK OF 100 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $1.16 2 $2.32
FEATHERS SPOTTED GUINEA • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $1.35 2 $2.70
POMS POMS 1/2 HOT COLORS PACK OF 100 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $1.88 2 $3.76
WONDERFOAM ASSORTED SHAPES PACK OF 264 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.38 2 $4.76
WIGGLE EYES ROUND BLACK PACK OF 100 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $2.45 2 $4.90
SEQUINS MULTICOLOR ASSORTMENT 11 OZ • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $6.57 2 $13.14
RIBBON ASST 2LB • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $17.31 1 $17.31
KW5851 - Art Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
AA342 - Washable Fingerpaint Assortment • Lakeshore Learning $28.50 1 $28.50
TA50AC - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 10 $9.90
MARKER CRAYOLA CLASSIC CONICAL 8 CT • School Specialty Inc. $2.55 20 $51.00
WONDERFOAM TUB OF SHAPES ASST SIZE/COLOR BAG OF 1/2 LB • School Specialty Inc. $7.40 2 $14.80
PAPER ANIMAL AND CREATURES PACK OF 96 • School Specialty Inc. $8.02 2 $16.04
FOAM ASSORTED SHEETS 5.5X8.5 • School Specialty Inc. $3.18 2 $6.36
BUG FOLD-UPS • School Specialty Inc. $5.09 2 $10.18

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