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Ms. Yuan from Bridgeport CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Science through Visual Arts

Help me give my students school and art supplies so that they can have a normal classroom experience at the Juvenile Detention Center.

  • $744 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach general science at a Juvenile Detention Center. I have over three hundred students coming in and out of the facility every year. My classes are a mix of seventh to twelfth grade students. Maintaining education is important for these students and I really try to incorporate fun and interesting activities to pique their interest in science. They love to draw and create art pieces based on what they have learned in class. Because they are in a high-stress environment, drawing and creating art pieces is a great way for them to relax, but also learn at the same time.

My students are creative, artistic scientists who all have their own way of learning and improving themselves.

They are mostly hands-on and visual learners. I would like to incorporate more hands-on learning activities for them.

My Project

My students come into the classroom without supplies because of safety concerns in the facility. My school only provides paper and yellow pencils for the students. It would be a great help to supply all of my students with the supplies they need to have a normal classroom. My goal is to have a conventional science classroom just like the ones they would have outside of the facility, so that they can forget, momentarily, that they are in a stressful environment.

My students love to design and I want to encourage them to constantly express their creativity.

Having a classroom filled with seventh through twelfth graders, it can be difficult to create lessons that address the unique needs of all my students. However, most of them are visual learners who love to incorporate art into their learning. Using art is a great way for my students to not only learn the material, but also de-stress and calm down. Thus, I would like to get more colorful art supplies such as colored pencils, markers and paper for students to use for their art projects. I also plan on designing bulletin boards to display student work, student achievements, science novels and student word search competitions. My students feel a great sense of pride and it boosts their morale when they see their art pieces or their name on the bulletin board. Because there are a lot of restrictions in the facility, the stickers are used as fun incentives to encourage students to continue their participation and achievement in class. We really appreciate the support to create the colorful, creative classroom we dream of.

Ms. Yuan
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, School Supplies, 16 Bold Colors, 256 Count • Amazon Business $56.88 1 $56.88
Crayola Fine Line Markers, Back to School Supplies Classpack, 10 Assorted Colors , 200 Count • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Kleenex Professional Facial Tissue for Business (03076), Flat Tissue Boxes, 12 Boxes / Convenience Case, 125 Tissues / Box • Amazon Business $15.98 2 $31.96
Crayola Super Tips Markers, 50 Count • Amazon Business $6.97 4 $27.88
Crayola Fine Line Markers, Assorted Colors, Adult Coloring, 40 Count, Gift • Amazon Business $11.84 2 $23.68
Rainbow Kraft 353012 Duo-Finish Kraft Light-Weight Paper Roll, 36 in x 100 ft, Black • Amazon Business $21.90 1 $21.90
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
EXPO 16074 Vis-a-Vis Wet-Erase Marker Fine Point Asstd. 4/Set • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $9.50 2 $19.00
Sharpie 22480PP Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
White Kraft Easel Paper Roll 17.75” x 2400” (200ft) Ideal for Gift Wrapping, Art, Craft, Postal, Packing, Shipping, Floor Covering, Dunnage, Parcel, Table RunnerMADE in USA • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/ 89 gsm,"Cool" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets(20274) • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Ziploc Freezer Bags, Quart, 3 Pack, 38ct • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
White Wood Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4X80ct),Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
XFasten Professional Blue Painters Tape, Multi-Use, 3/4 Inches x 60 Yards (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", 4 x 4 Graph Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 400 Sheets Per Pack (62360) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 GSM, Eclipse Black, 100 Sheets (22024-01) • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Scotch Brand Magic Tape, 6 Dispensered Rolls, Writeable, Invisible, The Original, Engineered for Repairing, Great for Gift Wrapping, 3/4 x 650 Inches (6122) • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Sargent Art 22-1506 Liquid Metals Medium-Point Metallic Markers, 6 Count • Amazon Business $4.13 2 $8.26
Mr. Pen - Pencil Erasers, Pencil Top Erasers, 120 Pieces Cap Erasers, Eraser Tops, Pencil Eraser Toppers, School Erasers for Kids, School Supplies for Teachers, Eraser Pencil, Earasers, Eraser Caps • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Metallic, 6 Count • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm,"Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 150 Sheets (80933-01) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Vinyl Science Experiments Stickers Pack 51 Pcs Science Decals for Laptop Ipad Car Luggage Water Bottle Helmet Truck • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Honch Cute Cartoon Animal Stickers Girl Lovely Stickers Pack 50 Pcs Suitcase Stickers Vinyl Decals for Laptop Bumper Helmet Ipad Car Luggage Water Bottle • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Honch Vinyl Marine Animals Stickers Pack 49 Pcs Blue Marine Animals Decals for Laptop Ipad Car Luggage Water Bottle Helmet Truck Boys • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Gold Glitz Scalloped Border Trim • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
NineGirl Student Science Laboratory Stickers Physics Chemistry Biology Experiment Science Stickers Pack 50 Pcs Suitcase Stickers Vinyl Decals for Car Bumper Helmet Luggage Laptop Water Bottle • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
NASA Stickers for Laptop [100PCS], Space Explorer Galaxy Vinyl Decals for Water Bottle Hydro Flask MacBook Car Bike Bumper Skateboard Luggage, Spaceman Spacecraft Universe Planet Logo Graffiti Sticker • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fashion Angels 1000+ Ridiculously Cute Stickers • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
NASA Stickers for Water Bottle[100pcs] Space Explorer Galaxy Vinyl Decals for Laptop Phone Hydro Flask Car Computer Guitar Ceiling Wall Helmet Skateboard Luggage PC Journal Bike Bumper Waterproof • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Girl Cute Lovely Laptop Stickers Water Bottle Skateboard Motorcycle Phone Bicycle Luggage Guitar Bike Sticker Decal 60pcs Pack • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
Avery Foil Star Stickers, 1/2" Diameter, Assorted Colors, 440 Reward Stickers (6007) • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38
Vinyl Universe NASA Stickers Pack 45 Pcs Space Explorer Stickers Astronaut Decals for Laptop Ipad Car Luggage Water Bottle Helmet • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Waterproof Vinyl Truck Car Stickers for Laptop Water Bottle School Party Supplies (50 Pcs Vehicle Style) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
Amazon Brand - Solimo Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E and Aloe, 8 Fluid Ounce • Amazon Business $2.90 2 $5.80
Waterproof Vinyl Stickers Pack for Laptop Water Bottle Back to School Party Supplies(50Pcs Neon Style) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Carson-Dellosa Black and White Dots Border (108220) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$593.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$632.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.55

Total project goal

$743.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$743.69

7 Donors

-$401.37

Donations toward project cost

-$374.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.85

match offer

-$303.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$257.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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