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Ms. Martinez from Bronx NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just the Basics: Crayons,Paper and Pencils

My students need crayons and colored pencils for in class mini projects. My students need copy paper for their handouts and pencils so that they can write when they do not have a pencil.

  • $999 goal

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My Students

My students consist of children from a low socioeconomic background. They are lovely, motivated and respectful children that are enthusiastic about learning. Specifically, I teach social studies to students from grades K-5. Since I am the only social studies teacher in the school, I frequently do not get to teach every class in the school. Our school has a population of over 750 students.

Engaging my students through my pedagogy is my main goal.

I have many students that are English Language Learners and/or not auditory learners. They thrive and get engaged in my lessons through my tactful use of relevant video clips and images. Video clips, powerpoint presentations, educational websites and images are also effective in engaging my special education students.

My Project

I teach more than 300 students from grades 3-5. Most of the time, my students do not have a pencil, crayons or colored pencils. I never make a fuss over them not having pencils, because it is not their fault if they do not have supplies. I just give all my students any supplies that they require for all tasks that I assign my students. These materials are essential, because students cannot work without pencils and crayon and/or colored pencils. Additionally, many students enjoy expressing content information through art. There should always opportunities for students to express themselves through art.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCILS CRAYOLA COLORED TWISTABLE SET OF 30 • School Specialty $9.93 30 $297.90
MN6 - Jumbo Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 15 $224.85
Staples Copy Paper; 8-1/2x11", Letter Size • Staples Advantage $34.28 4 $137.12
CRAYONS CRAYOLA TWISTABLES 8CT STD COLORS • School Specialty $3.33 32 $106.56

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