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Mrs. Vassallo from Elk Grove CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade Artists

Help me give my students basic art supplies to ignite their creative side!

  • $449 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I LOVE teaching first grade! I think this grade is amazing because the amount of growth that happens over the course of a year is incredible! Many of my students come to first grade reading only a little, and by the end of first grade, they have found books that they love, which initiates a love of reading!

My class is filled with adorable first graders who come to school every day ready to learn.

Many of my students face challenges related to their home lives. Many students speak English as their second language. Some might think that these challenges would be a setback for many students, but these students come to school excited to learn, are always wanting to know more, and love to ask many questions! They truly have a love for learning.

My Project

Art supplies for our classroom will give my twenty six first graders the opportunity to ignite their creative side. They will use oil pastels and watercolors to explore different mediums. We will extend our book read alouds into art projects.

My students are engaged and excited when it is art day!

Our school is lacking an art teacher. The more art I can bring into the classroom, the more successful my students feel!

Having a paper cutter in my classroom will help me prepare our art projects. Once we finish our masterpieces, the laminating machine will preserve their work!

I love watching my students realize their artistic potential. Often my quietest students come alive while working on art projects! They are proud to show off their masterpieces.

Mrs. Vassallo
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PASTELS ASST COLOR SCHOOL SMART SET OF 12 • School Specialty $3.40 28 $95.20
CRAYON WATERCOLOR WITH BRUSH SET OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.14 28 $59.92
Swingline Paper Trimmer, Guillotine Paper Cutter, 15" Cut Length, 10 Sheets Capacity, ClassicCut Lite (9315) • Amazon Business $31.17 1 $31.17
BRUSH BLACK BRISTLE 1 IN SH - SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $14.76 2 $29.52
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
PAPER WATERCOLOR PAPER 9X12 PAC4925 PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $8.65 2 $17.30
PENCIL TICONDEROGA #2 PACK OF 96 • School Specialty $17.02 1 $17.02
AmazonBasics Letter Size Laminating Pouch 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
CHENILLE STEMS 12 BLACK PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $2.12 1 $2.12

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