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Ms. Tomsyck from Milwaukee WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Goods For Grads

Help me give my students the graduation ceremony to celebrate their academic achievements and create memories to last a lifetime.

  • $397 goal

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My Students

I wouldn't choose any other place in the world to teach except in my current school district! My school services many diverse students and over half our student population is bilingual. We are located in a quiet neighborhood with a rich Hispanic culture. It is, however, in a low income part of the city so lots of our students benefit from school resources like free breakfast/lunch, extended after school hours, community food pantry once a month and a school closet of clothes and other care products for students in need. Being a part of such a community is a very rewarding experience every day.

I have the honor and privilege of teaching children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who range in age from seven to ten years old.

My students possess a great deal of ability. Ranging from students with autism to down syndrome, it's not my students' labels that make them extraordinary. As a teacher, I look at my students for their awesome abilities and talents, like the ten years old who can build a replica of the Titanic out of construction paper, or the young man who discovered tap dancing.

My Project

This year we have over 80 graduating 5th graders and 100 K5 students, with a high percentage of special education students. We are planning to use these supplies to create beautiful kid crafted graduation decorations to hold our annual graduation ceremony. This years theme is, See How We Grew and we are excited to work with all students on projects they create to transform our gymnasium into a beautiful celebratory space. Paint, brushes and tarp will be used to create a large mural backdrop. The lights and photo props will be used to make photo booth opportunities for students to create memories. This graduation celebration will allow our students to have pride in their educations and all the hard work they have one to make it through their years in elementary school.

Ms. Tomsyck
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Photo clips string lights Battery Powered, 20 LED 10ft Warm white Lights for Bedroon Wedding Party Christmas Propose Indoor Home Decor Lights for Hanging Photos, Cards, Memos and Artwork, EIISON • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Sargent Art 24-2498, 12Count Artist Quality Acrylic Paint Set, 12 • Amazon Business $41.54 1 $41.54
Craft And Party, 54" by 40 Yards (120 ft) Fabric Tulle Bolt for Wedding and Decoration (Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
The Shop 1220 flat Paint brushes and cutting brush 4 pack set for acrylic, chalk and oil paints- great for wall and canvas, can be use by artist and painters. Washable • Amazon Business $12.95 3 $38.85
ECOWHO LED String Lights, 66ft 200 LED Waterproof Starry Fairy Lights, 8 Lighting Modes, Battery Powered Decorative Lights for Patio, Garden, Wedding (Warm White) • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Craft And Party, 54" by 40 Yards (120 ft) Fabric Tulle Bolt for Wedding and Decoration (Gold) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Craft And Party, 54" by 40 Yards (120 ft) Fabric Tulle Bolt for Wedding and Decoration (Silver) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Sargent Art 22-6819 Liquid Metals 4 oz Metallic Acrylic Paints, 6 Colors • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
16x20 Multi-Purpose Blue Economy Poly Tarp (16'x20') • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
KILZ General Purpose Interior Latex Primer/Sealer, White, 1 gallon • Amazon Business $16.08 1 $16.08

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