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Ms. Melancon from Katy TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Free-Choice Independent Art Centers

My students need utility carts and supplies for free-choice, independent, creative art stations.

  • $987 goal

This project expired on June 1, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I saw my art on the wall!" "Man, I am an artist!" These are just a couple of phrases I hear on a daily basis. Getting to witness the joy on my students' faces when they see their artwork displayed throughout the school or step back to view their art after they create something new is so thrilling as an art teacher.

My students are creative and love expressing their artistic abilities in my art class whether it's painting, drawing, or even sculpting and so much more!

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their artistic potential and growth while they are with me. Art helps bring out my kids' creative side that a normal classroom setting might not help them achieve and, in turn, helps them excel in the classroom. I love to incorporate core academic subjects in some of our art projects to help my students see that art is connected to everything! By adding in new and different art mediums for our various activities I have planned for the year, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of artistic excellence.

My Project

I try to think of new and exciting activities to bring into my art classroom each and every day to keep the creativity alive. This year I entered my 6th year of teaching and started at a new elementary school with a whole new fresh look on what my art classroom would look like. We were only in school for about a week before Hurricane Harvey hit and took its toll on our community. This minor set back of being out of school for nearly 3 weeks might have put a kink in my lesson plans, but it inspired me to get even more creative with my lessons so that my students don't miss out on any opportunity to experience different forms and mediums of art this year and in the future.

My vision is to implement free-choice based art stations that allow my students to independently experiment and create with various art mediums.

My students will use the utility carts to keep each station organized and have their supplies readily available. I will be creating a water color station, stamping and stencils station, paper origami station, yarn projects station, free drawing station using the zentangle drawing books as well as some how-to-draw book I picked up myself, and a sculpting station with the air dry clay. I will partner these new stations with some that I currently have in my classroom (legos, building blocks, etc.)

All of these stations will be free-choice based where each student can move about the room to choose what they will create. Not only will these new supplies for stations help my students have more freedom in what they create, but these stations will promote independent working, learning, an creativity.

Ms. Melancon
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DecoBros Metal Mesh Rolling Cart, Silver • Amazon Business $26.77 7 $187.39
PAINT WATERCOLOR 12-COLOR CONNECTOR BOX SET • School Specialty $10.50 12 $126.00
CRAYONS WATERCOLOR SET OF 15 • School Specialty $10.15 12 $121.80
YARN ECONOMY ASSORTED COLORS SET OF 16 • School Specialty $56.79 1 $56.79
BRUSH WATERCOLOR AQUA-FLO CLASSROOM ASST SET OF 40 • School Specialty $40.82 1 $40.82
CLAY CRAYOLA AIR DRY VALUE PACK 25# WHITE • School Specialty $34.92 1 $34.92
STAMP PADS WASHABLE SET #1 SET OF 6 • School Specialty $33.01 1 $33.01
INK N' STAMP SEA LIFE • School Specialty $23.64 1 $23.64
STENCIL RANGOLI MEGA • School Specialty $10.00 2 $20.00
PEN GRIP MEDIUM GEL STICK SCHOOL SMART ASST SET OF 70 • School Specialty $17.39 1 $17.39
STENCIL PLASTIC WITH STORAGE BOX SET OF 24 • School Specialty $17.03 1 $17.03
DO-A-DOT FRUIT SCENTED MARKERS SET OF 6 • School Specialty $16.18 1 $16.18
Zentangle Basics, Expanded Workbook Edition: A Creative Art Form Where All You Need is Paper, Pencil & Pen • Amazon Business $7.96 2 $15.92
PAINT MARKER DO A DOT WASHABLE BRILLIANT SET OF 6 • School Specialty $15.26 1 $15.26
Easy Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)over 30 simple projects • Amazon Business $4.21 2 $8.42
Easy Origami Animals • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
GUIDE LETTERING 4 PIECE SET • School Specialty $4.18 1 $4.18

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