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Mrs. Renny from Lansing MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping the Arts Alive!

My students need art supplies so we can explore and create!

  • $618 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title 1 school where 100% of my students are on the free and reduced lunch program. Forty-eight percent of my students are English language learners and most come to the United States as refugees from their homeland.

Many of the children and their families have never experienced a formal education, using school supplies, or creating art.

My students do not have exposure at home to many of the enrichment materials and experiences more affluent children are provided.

My Project

Strong arts programs in the schools can improve motivation, concentration, confidence, teamwork and help close the gap between students in poverty and their more affluent peers.

Four years ago the Art, Music, Physical Education and Library program was cut from all elementary schools in the district.

Knowing that involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills I was not willing to let these valuable programs be swept under the rug. The other first grade teachers and I devised a plan for each of us to specialize in one of these areas and we could rotate the children one day a week so that they could still receive quality education in the arts.

I chose to teach art. The first three years I worked with the supplies we had left in the building. However there is nothing left and no budget to replace supplies. Please consider donating to my cause and help my classroom purchase art supplies so we can color the future bright.

Mrs. Renny
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 75 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
22083-1024 - Crayola Color Sticks Set - Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $12.78 14 $178.92
21218-0109 - Crayola Classic Original Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Broad Tip, Set of 10 • Blick Art Materials $3.44 14 $48.16
21218-1409 - Crayola Classic Original Marker Set - Fluorescent Colors, Broad Tip, Set of 6 • Blick Art Materials $2.98 14 $41.72
22347-1089 - Crayola Metallic Markers, Set of 8 • Blick Art Materials $6.55 6 $39.30
20066-1336 - Crayola Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Classpack of 336 • Blick Art Materials $38.69 1 $38.69
03425-1009 - PLASTC PALETTE TRAYS LRG 4.5x7.5 RND 6/WL • Blick Art Materials $2.18 14 $30.52
12904-0039 - Pacon Neon Art Paper - 9" x 12", 20 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.20 5 $21.00
04958-0000 - Droppers - , Pack of 5 • Blick Art Materials $3.39 6 $20.34
20135-0169 - Crayola Metallic Fx Crayons - Pkg of 16 • Blick Art Materials $2.30 6 $13.80
20103-1018 - Crayola Multicultural Crayons - Set of 8 • Blick Art Materials $0.82 14 $11.48

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