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Mrs. Vigilant-Smith from Bronx NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Art Supplies and Journals to Help My Students Relax!

Help me give my students pencils, watercolors and journals to help them relax, be creative and write their thoughts during this time.

  • $727 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are some of the most amazing little people; they work hard and persevere through the toughest academic and life challenges.

To show up bright and early each day is not always easy for adults, so just imagine our children, who at times have so many other daily responsibilities, while still we expect them to also show up ready to work.

Some of them are babysitters, home care, cooks and more for their family while being the best student they can be.

My Student Council Group is a small group of ambitious student, who were chosen to learn to make a difference in the life of others and the world. We hold meetings once a week. They are responsible for the school's sustainability efforts/recycling, the peace garden, student concerns, assist lower grade teachers on their lunch breaks, host peer talks, lunchtime craft events, healthy tasting, help in the school's library and so much more.

My Project

These art supplies and journals will certainly help my students relax and to share their thoughts. This is week seven since they have been held up at home. There is no going outside, no going to school to see their teachers, friends, gym, art, to enjoy school get a hug from me. Knowing my students well, they like being creative. Providing water colors with paint brushes and paper will certainly help at this time. Journals are perfect for them to jot their thoughts daily or as often as they would like. Sometime life seems a little calmer when we write or doodle in a journal.

Keeping a journal at this time will be an excellent way for each student to make a 'private historical document'.

Each student will be encouraged to write about their feelings, thoughts, events, family, covid19, etc.

Mrs. Vigilant-Smith
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zaner-Bloser Writing Journals - Gr. 3-4 Purple • Nasco $4.50 30 $135.00
Crayola Oval Pan Watercolors - 8-Color Set • Nasco $4.30 30 $129.00
Strathmore Student Watercolor Pad - 9 in. x 12 in. - 15 Sheets - 90 lb. • Nasco $3.41 30 $102.30
Dixon No. 2 Pencils - Pkg. of 12 • Nasco $2.37 30 $71.10
Single-Hole Plastic Pencil Sharpeners - Pkg. of 4 • Nasco $1.60 30 $48.00
Pelikan Opaque Watercolor Paint Box - 12 Pans • Nasco $15.15 1 $15.15
Aquabee Watercolor Paper - 9 in. x 12 in. - 90 lb. • Nasco $6.95 1 $6.95
Nasco qPro-formanceq High School Level Watercolor Brushes - Set of 5 • Nasco $6.85 1 $6.85
Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad - 9 in. x 12 in. - 12 Sheets - 140 lb. • Nasco $6.55 1 $6.55
Strathmore 300 Series Watercolor Pad - 9 in. x 12 in. - 12 Sheets - 140 lb. • Nasco $6.10 1 $6.10

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