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Ms. Howard from Katy TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring the Architects of Tomorrow!

Help me give my students various building blocks such as KAPLA building blocks, architecture books, graph paper, and architectural drawing tools.

  • $490 goal

This project expired on December 10, 2019.

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My Students

"The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts can lift us up." –Former Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

Curious, creative, problem-solvers; my students come to art class full of energy and excitement to learn about the world around them.

My students are full of eagerness to learn about the world around them. They love to collaborate and work together creating!

I serve a highly diverse population of approximately 1,000 students from kindergarten to 5th grade, with a large number of economically disadvantaged students. They are a great group of students and I'm so thankful to witness their growth as creative problem solvers each year!

My Project

The materials requested will enable me to open an architecture center to allow students to form a better understanding of the man made environment around them while making observations about the space and areas around where they live. The blocks will allow for hands on learning to engage my kinesthetic learners. They will use architecture books to research, architectural tools to plan and design blueprints, and building blocks to create 3-D structures.

Through guided collaborative play and learning through discovery, students will develop critical thinking, problem solving skills, and a greater understanding of the environment they live in.

Students will work collaboratively, develop gross motor skills, develop problem solving skills, and spatial awareness, while learning to engage and persist.

Ms. Howard
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KAPLA 280 Chest and Art Book • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
TOPS Cross-Section Pads, 8-1/2" x 11", Glue Top, Graph Rule (10 x 10), 50 Sheets (35101) • Amazon Business $5.68 10 $56.80
Scientific Explorer Young Architect Building Set • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
{150 Piece Set} Wooden Castle Building Blocks Set FAO SCHWARZ Toy Solid Pine Wood Block Playset Kit for Kids, Toddlers, Boys, and Girls, Fantasy Medieval Knights and Princesses with Bridges and Arches • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
T.S. Shure Introduction to Architecture Creativity Set & Book • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Hilitchi 16 Pcs Pack Plastic Measuring Templates Building Formwork Stencils Geometric Building Furniture Drawing Template Geometry Rulers and Drafting Scale Ruler with Eraser Pencil and Refills • Amazon Business $20.94 1 $20.94
The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond • Amazon Business $16.07 1 $16.07
Cool Architecture: Filled with Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages (Cool Kids) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Future Architect's Handbook • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More... • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

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