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Ms. Epstein from San Jose CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get to The Point!

My students need Sharpies for our pointillism project where they will create pictures on ceramic tiles using sharpies and the pointillism technique.

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students have made the choice to finish school. They were not successful at any of the traditional high schools in our district and now are focused on graduating. We have teen parents, foster children, and even students who have had run-ins with the law. (We even have a probation officer on site daily at our school.) But now they are all aiming for one common goal: walking the stage and receiving their diploma. It would be easy for many of my students to just give up and drop out. However, they don't. They persevere and inspire me to be a better teacher and better human being.

My Project

In our classroom we are without plumbing so that prohibits our use of paint and clay. Sharpies however, can be used in place of paints. We will be doing some pointillism using the sharpies rather then paint.

We will be exploring color theory seeing if the students can create secondary colors just using the primary ones and the pointillism technique.

Mindfullness is a focus in my district and to create images using pointillism will force them to focus on the momement one point at a time.

Following that, students will create a picture of their choice on a ceramic tile.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Brush Tip, Assorted, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $9.81 2 $19.62
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $9.00 2 $18.00
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $9.00 2 $18.00
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker, Black (Canister with 36 Pens) • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Pacon SunWorks Heavyweight Construction Paper 9-inches by 12-inches 500-count Assorted (CON01500) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sharpie 32002 Twin Tip Fine Point and Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker, Red, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67

Materials cost

$100.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.93

Total project goal

$166.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.21

1 Donor

-$166.21

Donations toward project cost

-$141.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.93

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$0.00

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