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Ms. O. from Saint Louis MO is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

From Words to Water Colors

Help me give my students watercolor paints for the opportunity to paint in our art/literacy center.

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students regularly deal with trauma in many forms: poverty, homelessness, hunger, abuse, imprisonment of family members, etc. Their young minds often find it difficult to concentrate on their studies for any length of time.

All of my students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.

Often, school meals are the only food they eat in a day. Concentration and putting forth the energy needed for learning is difficult, although they are curious. My students crave new experiences and information.

My students like to experiment with different types of technology and media. I love watching them make connections in our ELA center activities.

My Project

We have an art/literacy center in our first grade classroom. The students are asked to create a picture based on a text they read that day. Currently, we are using fancy crayons and paint markers for our pictures. We would like to move forward with additional media in the center. Water color paints are a natural next step.

We need water color paints to offer the students more media choices in which to express themselves.

Media choices are imperative for creating successful final products.

Using water color paints will help my students make connections to the texts they read. Painting will give them a final product of which they can be proud.

Ms. O.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAINT WATERCOLORS CRAYOLA CLASSPACK SET OF 36 • School Specialty $119.27 1 $119.27

Materials cost

$119.27

Vendor shipping charges

$11.93

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.76

Total project goal

$191.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.75

1 Donor

-$95.88

Donations toward project cost

-$81.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.38

match offer

-$95.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$81.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.38

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$0.00

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