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Mrs. Stemple from Spartanburg SC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fractions That Come to Life!

Help me give my students materials like the compasses with safety point, twistable colored pencils that you don't have to sharpen, and the stainless steel rulers that don't give my students splinters.

  • $585 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My diverse students can hardly contain themselves when they enter my art room. They wonder what they will be challenged with next.... experimenting with art techniques, learning about an artist or art movement, or discovering connections with a STEAM experience. Art is never boring nor is the time allotted ever enough! Each 45 minute class has between 24-30 students, due to some classes being split to accommodate all the students within a 5-day rotation.

It is vital that I have enough materials ready for these students to be fully engaged in optimal time.

In order to accomplish this, for these eager students, I need to have safe and efficient materials for the lesson and every student. This is where I need your help.

My Project

How can shapes become an animal? Children learn how parts connect to become an animal early on in art classes but how can teachers connect that knowledge with fractions? Brainstorming with a fellow teacher to answer this question produced a STEAM experience to create Fraction Animals.

The design process began with students, working in pairs, drawing out their plans on graph paper before transferring the shapes, drawn with a ruler or compass, onto construction paper before cutting them into the fractional parts that they needed.

The experience concluded with an assessment of the completed animal and the sum of all the fraction pieces.

Teaching lessons like this inspires students to form connections between math and art in order to build on vocabulary, math skills, drawing skills, and collaboration.

Mrs. Stemple
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCILS COLORED CRAYOLA TWISTABLES SET OF 12 • School Specialty $4.57 30 $137.10
SCISSORS STUDENT 6 IN POINTED SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.24 30 $67.20
RULER - 12 - STAINLESS - STEEL - BSN32361 • School Specialty $2.09 30 $62.70
PENCIL #2 PRE-SHARPENED PACK OF 144 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $20.99 2 $41.98
COMPASS SAFETY - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.19 30 $35.70
PAPER DRAWING WHITE 12X18 80 LB REAM SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $23.02 1 $23.02
PAPER GRAPH 9X12 1 RULED WHITE SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $12.37 1 $12.37
PAPER CONST TRU RAY COLORWHEEL ASST 9X12 IN 144 SHTS • School Specialty $7.79 1 $7.79
ERASER PINK BLOCK LARGE SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 40 • School Specialty $5.99 1 $5.99

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