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Ms. K. from Crivitz WI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From Dirty Old Garage to Organized Art Studio

Help me give my students an organized and inviting classroom with a place to gather and plenty of storage.

  • $837 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are amazing! Each day they teach me something new. I have recently transitioned to a choice-based model of art instruction and the kids are going above and beyond my expectations every day. What I love most about choice centers is that students are not just making cute art projects- they are doing real problem solving, collaborating, inventing, discovering, experimenting, and GROWING as artists!

I want to provide these young artists with a real studio experience and learning environment that supports these artistic behaviors.

My students range from grades K-8, and have an enormous range of aptitudes and abilities, and come from varied socioeconomic backgrounds.

My Project

My K-8 art classroom (once the high school auto shop) is HUGE but a little dingy and lacking adequate storage. I have spent the past few years trying to remake it into an inviting and functional workspace for all of my students by creating centers for drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, fiber arts, and technology. The new area rug will give us a fresh, clean space for gathering and the carts will provide much-needed storage in that area. After gathering for instruction and discussion, students will disperse to their chosen art centers.

The materials I have selected will help organize supplies and create functional working spaces for students.

With easy-to-read labels and clear storage bins for supplies, my students will be more independent when working in centers. Making supplies easily accessible will also increase their productivity and maximize their work time.

Any teacher will tell you that students perform better when they are in a positive learning environment. Your donation can help turn our dirty old garage into an organized art studio where all students are able to exercise their creativity and become independent learners.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC150 - Plum Rectangular Carpet - 9' x 12' • Lakeshore Learning Materials $389.00 1 $389.00
Halter 3-Tier Rolling Basket Stand, Full Metal Rolling Trolley for Kitchen & Bathroom - Three Tier Storage Cart w/Shelves & Wheels - 24.75" X 17.25" - Black • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Sterilite 19859806, 30 Quart/28 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Easy Teach Spot Sit Markers for Carpet, Floor Spots for Classroom, Kids, and Teachers (30 Pack of Circles) • Amazon Business $19.97 2 $39.94
Sterilite 20518006 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Stacking Drawer, White Frame with Clear Drawer, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $33.62 1 $33.62
Homz Wide 3 Drawer Plastic Cart with Wheels Light Purple • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Sterilite 20738006 Small 3 Drawer Unit, White Frame with Clear Drawers, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $27.96 1 $27.96
ArtBin Store-In-Drawer Cabinet; 9 Art and Craft Supply Storage Drawers, 6809PC • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
DYMO LetraTag LT-100H Handheld Label Maker for Office or Home (1749027), Colors May Vary • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
DYMO LT Paper Labels, Black Print on White Labels, 1/2-Inch x 13 Feet, 2 Rolls • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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