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  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Garcia
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Fourth Grade Artists Need A Patron!

My students need various art supplies, like beads, clay, mosaic stones, wonderfoam stickers, and more, to complete several artistic endeavors this school year. They also need materials, like foamboards, to display their projects proudly!

My Students

According to Pablo Picasso, “Every child is an artist." My students need your help to discover the artists inside each of them. Substantial budget cuts to our arts program has left a void in the amount of art supplies available to our students.

My students have all been identified highly gifted.

These children have special needs and require a differentiated instructional program to provide them with a challenging and rigorous academic setting. My students are inquisitive and thoughtful. They love to learn! It is up to me to bring in as much supplemental materials as possible to stimulate their minds and encourage their exploration of new concepts. Since my students tend to perform very well on standardized tests, they are often overlooked and receive very little funding to support their educational program. Our district provides us only $15 per student to purchase supplemental materials for the entire program. We are a public school comprised of three classrooms. Our small school shares a campus with the resident school for this area. Our school is located in a mostly middle to low socioeconomic area. We have a very strong community and parent base who are all vested in providing support for student achievement.

My Project

Your generous donation will provide my students with various art supplies which will enable them to complete several art projects this school year. Although I strongly believe in the value of teaching art for art's sake, I also know that integrating the arts into the core curriculum provides another pathway for my students to access content in the areas of social studies, literature, math, and science. My students will learn about the architecture and function of the California Missions, for instance, by using the modeling clay and stone tiles to help them construct their own class mission. No "Mission Kits" for these fourth graders! Some of the supplies will be used by my students to design their own Roman Villa Gardens as we study the medicinal properties of plants. This lesson not only integrates art and science, but math as well. Students will also use the foamboards to proudly display their creations.

Like Picasso said, every child is an artist.

Sadly, it is becoming increasingly difficult to supply our students with the materials necessary to express the artists within. With these art supplies, not only will my students be able to express themselves artistically, they will connect more deeply with the curriculum being taught. Thank you for helping my students discover their inner artist while delving more deeply into the curriculum.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NON HARDN MODEL CLAY/RED GRN BLU YLW • Blick Art Materials $2.29 4 $9.16
3M SCOTCH ARTIST/LOW TACK TAPE • Blick Art Materials $2.99 6 $17.94
CRAYOLA FABRIC MRKRS/80CT CLASSPK • Blick Art Materials $33.56 1 $33.56
WONDERFOAM STICKERS/NATURE SHAPES • Blick Art Materials $9.63 1 $9.63
WONDERFOAM STICKERS/WHIMSICAL SHAPES • Blick Art Materials $9.63 1 $9.63
WONDRFM LETTER/NUMBR/1/2LB TUB • Blick Art Materials $8.16 2 $16.32
ELMERS FOAMBOARD/BK/BLK20X30X3/16 P10 ZZ • Blick Art Materials $23.99 2 $47.98
MOSAIC STONE BY STONE OFF WHITE 2LB • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $18.17 2 $36.34
CLAY MODELING 1# BROWN PACK OF 4 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $1.81 4 $7.24
CLAY MODELING 1# GREEN PACK OF 4 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $1.81 4 $7.24
CLAY MODELING 1# CREAM PACK OF 4 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $1.81 3 $5.43
CLAY MODELING 1# GRAY PACK OF 4 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $1.81 3 $5.43
CLAY DAS AIR HARDENING WHITE 1.1 LB • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $5.57 4 $22.28
BEADS TREASURE BOX/ASST BUCKET W/THREAD • Blick Art Materials $45.75 1 $45.75
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$283.88

Vendor shipping charges

$8.40

State sales tax

$25.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$357.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.09

Total project goal

$420.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$420.61

4 Donors

-$135.30

Donations toward project cost

-$115.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.29

Matching donations from our partners

-$285.31

Match offers toward project cost

-$242.51

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 34 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Wasserman Foundation and 5 other donors.

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