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Mrs. Tanner from South Jordan UT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

History Makers Exploring the Past and Building the Future

Help me give my students art and building materials that will help them explore the past and create the future.

  • $468 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I charter school. My students come from all backgrounds but the one thing they have in common is that their families want the best education for them. No one that is accepted to our school is denied. The students at our school have varied needs.

We have students that range from requiring special services full time, to students that excel so far that they compete academically at state and national levels; all of these students are taught in the same class.

Because of the dynamics in the classroom, our school is always looking for the best way to educate every student at their level.

I am excited about the prospect of moving beyond what we currently have and creating new opportunities to learn.

My Project

The students at my school focus on history. We believe that if we can understand the past, we can build on that past and create an amazing future. We will use drawing, painting, mixed media art, sculpting and building with STEM materials to better understand the history and stories of our past.

Using art and building materials to explore the past will help my students become the history makers of today.

One specific unit we study is ancient Egypt. I would like to learn about different artifacts the Egyptians would bury with their dead. One artifact we could create would be an amulet. We would use self hardening clay to make the centerpiece. Once the amulet dries, we would paint it with liquid water color and embellish it with acrylic diamonds. We would use elastic thread (Beadalon Elasticity) and perler beads to create a necklace to hang the amulet from. We could use different STEM materials such as connecting straws, flakes or blocks to experiment with different materials. The materials could be used to effectively build different types of pyramids. These two enriching activities would help my students understand the importance of technology and culture in ancient Egypt.

Once my students understand the care and precision that was taken to build the pyramids and dress the bodies of the dead, they could use that knowledge to create something durable and meaningful for our culture. When given different mediums to explore and learn, my students start to take ownership for their education. Learning becomes enjoyable and exciting.

Mrs. Tanner
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 26 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Big Paint Brushes (4 Count Round), Great for Kids • Amazon Business $2.59 26 $67.34
Sargent Art 22-6010 10-Count 8-Ounce Watercolor Magic Set • Amazon Business $38.29 1 $38.29
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Peradix Building Toys Flexible Building Sticks 155 PCS Construction Theme Learning Toys Upgrade Set for Kids Educational STEM Activity, DIY Gift Soft Stick Motor Skill Game with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
cossy STEM Learning Toy Engineering Construction Building Blocks 198 Pieces Kids Educational Toy for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Year Old (198 Pcs) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set (PHN-50) • Amazon Business $4.44 5 $22.20
Perler 17000 Beads 22,000 Count Bead Jar Multi-Mix Colors • Amazon Business $17.53 1 $17.53
Beadalon Elasticity 0.8mm Clear, 100-Meter • Amazon Business $17.52 1 $17.52
AMACO Stonex Self-Hardening Clay, 5-Pound, White • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Acerich 600 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Building Block Toys of 500 Pieces, Gear Flakes Connect Interlocking Plastic Disc, A Creative and Educational Construction Toy Bricks - Best Gift for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
AMACO SC3 Sculptamold Modeling Compound, 3-Pound, White • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Grafix Clear .003 Dura-Lar Film, 9-Inch by 12-Inch, 25 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Craft Styrofoam Balls (80 Pieces) for DIY Crafting and Decoration by My Toy House | 4 Sizes, White Color • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Meching Acrylic Diamonds Crystals 11OZ(1100 PCS) Rainbow Mix Treasure Gems for Table Scatters, Vase Fillers, Event, Wedding, Birthday Decoration Favor, Arts & Crafts • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

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