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Mrs. Fancher from Tonasket WA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding the Inner Artist Through Art, Crafts & Poetry

My students need paint, crafts, specialty paper, and other craft items to help them express themselves through art & poetry.

  • $758 goal

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My Students

We are a rural Title I school, and many of our students face financial hardships. 64.4% of our students receive free/reduced lunch. We have many Spanish ELL (English Language Learners) and teachers that work hard to foster a sense of school community and inclusiveness.

Many of our students haven't traveled more than 100 miles away from our small rural community.

Their families struggle to pay for gas, so the opportunities to get outside the county don't happen often. It is my goal to bring art, culture, and other things from around the world into my classroom; to help our students learn more about the world and places beyond where we live.

My Project

I am privileged with being able to come up with my own elective class to teach, and I wanted to create something that gave students a platform to be creative and express themselves in clever and fun ways. My class is called Artistic Poetry; it combines a variety of arts and crafts with poetry writing.

Students who may be having difficulties in other parts of the school curriculum may find an expressive outlet through art.

This project will help students have materials and art supplies to support their creative innovations and written work. We will be using socks and other materials to sew animals, like pigs, which includes the real-life skill of learning how to sew on a button. Students will be able to individualize their pigs by making accessories and clothes. Then, students will paint and write poems about their creation. We will also make stained glass window creations using construction paper, Exacto knives, and tissue paper. Projects like this give students opportunities to bring things deep in their imaginations come to life.

The cardstock will be used to create their poetry pieces that will connect to their art creations! Students will be able to use the paints and canvas to create a final piece for their families at the end of class, as a symbol of their journey throughout the school year and their adventure in the Art Poetry class.

Due to the class being an elective, there is not a lot of additional funding for classroom supplies. Thank you for taking the time to help my students find their inner artist and be able to express themselves through art.

Mrs. Fancher
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 200 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mr. Sketch 1905311 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, Class Pack, Box of 192 • Amazon Business $93.42 1 $93.42
Sargent Art 22-2399 8-Ounce Acrylic Paint, 12 Piece Set • Amazon Business $42.86 1 $42.86
Constructive Playthings CPX-056 Constructive Playthings Washable Tempera Paint - Set of 9 Pints • Amazon Business $40.51 1 $40.51
US Art Supply 24-Pack of 8 X 10 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panel Boards for Painting 2 - 12-Packs (1 Full Case of 24 Single Canvas Board Panels) • Amazon Business $19.96 2 $39.92
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
School Specialty 411865 Origami Paper School Pack, 8" x 8", Assorted Colors (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $26.19 1 $26.19
Paint Brush Set, 50 pcs Nylon Hair Brushes for Acrylic Oil Watercolor Painting Artist Professional Painting Kits • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
AmazonBasics Ultra-Fine Point Permanent Marker - Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.49 4 $25.96
White Card Stock Paper | 8 ½ x 11 Inches | Letter (US) Paper Size | 50 Sheets Per Pack | 80lb Cover Smooth (216gsm) • Amazon Business $12.75 2 $25.50
Sargent Art Metallic Acrylic Paint Set, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $22.76 1 $22.76
30 Scratch & Sketch Art papers, Scratch Art Rainbow With Three Wood Stylus Tools,Use your imagination and act boldly,Display all kinds of DIY works By DLOnline • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
X-ACTO X-Life #11 Classic Fine Point Blades, Bulk Pack, 100 Blades per Box (X611) • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
1 box/lot (approx.1120 pcs) 4-25mm Plastic self-adhesive googly wiggle eyes (4-25mm) • Amazon Business $7.65 2 $15.30
Best 8 Inch Stainless Steel Blade Scissors, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Philonext Hot Melt Glue Gun with 50 Pcs 190mm Glue Sticks, Melting Glue Gun Kit Flexible Trigger for DIY Small Craft Projects & Sealing and Quick Repairs (Yellow) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Misscrafts 50pcs 8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm) Top Cotton Craft Fabric Bundle Squares Patchwork DIY Sewing Scrapbooking Quilting Dot Pattern • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
110 Count Wrapping Multi Colored Tissue Paper Bulk For Craft Gift Wrap Includes Red Orange Yellow Aqua Purple Turquoise Rose Gold Teal Silver Peach Ivory Lavendar Mint Rainbow Pastel Tissue Paper Etc. • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Mira Handcrafts 40 Assorted Colors Acrylic Yarn Skeins with 7 E-Books - Perfect for Any Knitting and Crochet Mini Project • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Westcott 5" School Pack of Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection, Blunt, Assorted Colors (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Pipe Cleaners 400 Pieces Includes Fiber and Glitter Chenille Stems and Pompoms Assorted Colors for DIY Craft Projects Wedding Party Holiday Decoration by LnBirch • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Metallic Markers Pens, Permanent Fine Tip Metal Art Paint Marker, Mother's Day Gift, for DIY Photo Album Drawing, Rock Painting, Adult Coloring Books, Glass, Pottery, Wood, Black Paper(12/Set) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics Ultra-Fine Point Permanent Marker - Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
700 PCS Assorted Mixed Color Resin Buttons 2 and 4 Holes Round Craft for Sewing DIY Crafts Children's Manual Button Painting,DIY Handmade Ornament • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
12 Pcs Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for DIY Craft Professional Art Painting • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Coceca 300 Pcs Colorful Feathers for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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