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Mrs. Brown from W Springfield MA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Language Learning Through Artistic Expression

My students need art supplies and an air conditioner to comfortably learn in a former closet on the third floor that is now my classroom.

  • $1,783 goal

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My Students

My students are inquisitive, creative, and motivated to absorb experiences and learning. They arrive to the classroom with a rich cultural history.

Many are refugees, having spent some or all of their lives in refugee camps or locations exposed to war, violence, natural disaster, and instability.

Their school histories are often characterized by transitions, interruptions, or little to no opportunities to safely attend.

All of my students are English-language learners in beginning phases. They genuinely demonstrate gratitude and desire to understand and express, connect with adults and peers, and contribute to our community.

Our school is situated directly outside a large urban site and is considered a high-poverty area. 85% of the attending students are high needs as determined by the state. The student body is large and ethnically diverse with 60% speaking a native language other than English.

My Project

Although our English Language-learning community grows on a daily basis, room constraints in our school, built in 1923, led to the relocation of my ELL classroom to a small, third-floor former closet. Also, my students need an air conditioner because the room becomes uncomfortably warm and stuffy. I seek resources that boost engagement and enrich the visual and verbal skills of students in a more tolerable physical setting.

To develop English language skills critical to their academic success, our students need opportunities to engage, process, and express verbal and visual connections.

These students do not receive art classes at school. The materials will provide opportunities to strengthen visual literacy and utilize it as pathways to language acquisition. Embedding language learning in visual resources meets the varied learning styles and needs of my students.

Mrs. Brown
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
01668-1229-Finetec Artists'' Mica Watercolor - Pearlescent Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $24.64 15 $369.60
BLACK+DECKER BPACT14WT 14,000 BTU (Ashrae 128) 8,000 BTU (2017 DOE Testing Standard) Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control • Amazon Business $349.99 1 $349.99
20067-0109-Caran dAche Neocolor I Wax Crayon Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 10 • Blick Art Materials $19.83 15 $297.45
09605-1023-Richeson Bulk Pack Watercolor Paper - 9" x 12", 88 lb, Pkg of 625 sheets • Blick Art Materials $125.76 1 $125.76
01770-1024-Richeson Semi-Moist Watercolors - Standard Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $5.45 15 $81.75
06987-1030-The Masters & Kiss-Off Classroom Cleanup Pack - Set of 30 • Blick Art Materials $62.14 1 $62.14
06076-1100-Childrens Brush Set - Set of 100 • Blick Art Materials $32.54 1 $32.54
32934-0009-Royal Super Value Sponge Set - Set of 4 • Blick Art Materials $4.49 5 $22.45
surcharge • Blick Art Materials $22.00 1 $22.00

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