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Ms. Taylor from Miami FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Arts And Reading

My students need construction paper, paint and paintbrushes.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY...NOT EVEN ART I teach 7th and 8th grade reading and language arts at an inner-city school.

My poor 7th and 8th grade students have been preparing for the state's standardized test since school begin in August. In our classroom there have been countless stories, articles, passages, questions, and assignments. My students would fall in love with a story, character, or setting and could not express themselves about it because we had to quickly move on to another tested benchmark. I promised them that we would have loads of fun once the testing was over in March. My principal has forced every teacher to agree that there will be absolutely no testing or work that resembles the test.

We would greatly appreciate paint, paintbrushes, and construction paper. My students have expressed extreme interest in reading poetry and short stories and creating artwork that matches the theme of those written works.

My students deserve a chance to express themselves and their love for reading through art.

Ms. Taylor
Grades 6-8
  • Westview Middle School
  • Miami, FL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Riverside™ Construction Paper, 12" x 18" – 50-Sheet Pkg. of White • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $2.87 3 $8.61
Crayola® Washable Paint Black Pint • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $4.06 1 $4.06
Crayola® Washable Paint Orange Pint • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $4.06 1 $4.06
Crayola® Washable Paint Green Pint • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $4.06 1 $4.06
TRAY PAINT PLASTIC 6 WELL MFG NO: 400202 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $0.50 8 $4.00
Princeton Watercolor & Acrylic Brush Sets • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.69 7 $11.83
PAINT WASH TEMPERA PINTS SET12 083176/SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $29.99 1 $29.99
Crayola® Multicultural Washable Paint, 8-Color Set , 8-Oz. Bottles • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $20.97 1 $20.97
Riverside™ Construction Paper, 9" x 12" – 50-Sheet Pkg. of Assorted Colors • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $1.43 7 $10.01
Crayola® Washable Paint Blue Pint • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc. $4.06 1 $4.06

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