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Mrs. Peterson from Rancho Cordova CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Jump StART the School Year!

My students need yarn and beads for weaving. The canvases and paint will elevate their art work. Etching tools will be used on the beautiful gold scratchboards.

  • $2,204 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Children are so creative and smart. Because I have taught Art at this school for 16 years, I want to use this school year to enhance the skills I have taught and provide enriching art materials for the students. Parents constantly tell me how much they value the art work their children produce.

Our little school is a shining example of children at their best.

I have a unique job because I get to teach Art to ALL the children of our school, 382 of them, kindergarten - sixth grade. Our school builds on a neighborhood which celebrates the arts through the community center/art gallery and cultural events woven throughout the immediate area. We are a very diverse group. Our school has dual immersion Spanish classes, special education and general education classes and an opportunity class designed to help struggling students become successful and have a positive school experience. I am proud of the art emphasis surrounding our school and I hope to continue to expose the students in this community to the riches the arts provide.

My Project

Each year, I hope to provide the different grade levels with a special project outside the usual paint/watercolor on construction paper. This year, I would like to do some weaving/beading with my primary students. My second grade students are ready to learn to weave and the special beads would enhance their work. I plan to use the canvases with third grade and incorporate other materials, peacock feathers, into their paintings. With my upper grade students, I would like to focus on etching, Rembrandt, and use the new tools and lavish gold scratchboard to piggyback off the Social Studies curriculum. Fourth grade studies California history, fifth graders learns about US history and sixth grade analyzes ancient civilizations. I think this link between history and art will bring a deeper meaning and understand to their educational experiences.

Art is a consumable subject.

I am always searching for funding sources for my class. The PTA is willing to support the art program but they have other projects to fund as well. Donors Choose has been supportive of my art classes in the past and I feel confident that donors will see that the materials they provide for our school will boost the students art work and create family treasures for years to come.

Mrs. Peterson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 382 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Winsor & Newton™ Universal Canvas Value Twin Pack - 8" x 10" • Nasco $8.36 30 $250.80
Scotch® Glue Sticks - Pkg. of 20, 0.52 oz. • Nasco $18.75 6 $112.50
Array® Card Stock - White • Nasco $9.20 10 $92.00
Crayola® Colored Pencils - Set of 50 • Nasco $7.65 12 $91.80
Ticonderoga® Presharpened No. 2 Pencils - Set of 12 • Nasco $2.43 24 $58.32
Scratch-Brite® Scratchboard Gold - Pkg. of 50 • Nasco $28.75 2 $57.50
Nasco “Thrifty Buy” Poster Board Special - 22" x 28", 18 pt. • Nasco $52.95 1 $52.95
Engraving Cutter Tools - Pkg. of 12 • Nasco $16.05 3 $48.15
Crayola® Classic Color Markers Set of 8 - Conical-Tip Set #7708 • Nasco $2.79 16 $44.64
Tru-Ray® Fade-Resistant Construction Paper - White, 12" x 18" • Nasco $3.32 12 $39.84
Exotic Peacock Eye Feathers - Pkg. of 12 • Nasco $5.75 6 $34.50
White Tag Board - 9" x 12" • Nasco $5.59 6 $33.54
Chevron Glass Beads - 1/2-lb. Bag • Nasco $29.95 1 $29.95
Pacon® Tracing Paper - 500 Sheets, 9" x 12", 25 lb. • Nasco $26.75 1 $26.75
Harmony Origami Box Set - 200 Sheets, 5-7/8" x 5-7/8" • Nasco $12.25 2 $24.50
Crayola® Washable Paint - Blue, Pint • Nasco $3.68 6 $22.08
Crayola® Washable Paint - Yellow, Pint • Nasco $3.68 6 $22.08
Crayola® Washable Paint - Red, Pint • Nasco $3.68 6 $22.08
Glass Foil Beads - 1/2-lb. Bag • Nasco $9.75 2 $19.50
PRISMACOLOR® Magic Rub® Vinyl Erasers - Box of 12 • Nasco $8.10 2 $16.20
Speedball® Metallic Block Printing Inks - Set of 4, 1.25 oz. • Nasco $15.50 1 $15.50
Crayola® Washable Paint - White, Pint • Nasco $3.68 4 $14.72
Crayola® Washable Paint - Green, Pint • Nasco $3.68 4 $14.72
Crayola® Washable Paint - Violet, Pint • Nasco $3.68 4 $14.72
Crayola® Washable Paint - Brown, Pint • Nasco $3.68 4 $14.72
Speedball® Basic Block Printing Inks - Set of 4, 1.25 oz. • Nasco $13.95 1 $13.95
Basic Glass Beads - Pkg. of 125 • Nasco $3.35 4 $13.40
Stretch Magic® Clear Jewelry Cord - 0.5 mm • Nasco $6.20 2 $12.40
Crayola® Oval Pan Refill - Green • Nasco $2.44 5 $12.20
Crayola® Oval Pan Refill - Orange • Nasco $2.44 5 $12.20
Crayola® Oval Pan Refill - Brown • Nasco $2.44 5 $12.20
Crayola® Oval Pan Refill - Primary Blue • Nasco $2.44 5 $12.20
Crayola® Oval Pan Refill - Primary Yellow • Nasco $2.44 5 $12.20
Crayola® Oval Pan Refill - Primary Red • Nasco $2.44 5 $12.20
Crayola® Oval Pan Refill - Violet • Nasco $2.44 5 $12.20
Mixed India Glass Beads - 12-oz. Pkg. • Nasco $4.01 3 $12.03
Tru-Ray® Fade-Resistant Construction Paper - Gray, 12" x 18" • Nasco $3.32 3 $9.96
Tru-Ray® Fade-Resistant Construction Paper - Royal Blue, 12" x 18" • Nasco $3.32 3 $9.96
Tru-Ray® Fade-Resistant Construction Paper - Slate, 12" x 18" • Nasco $3.32 3 $9.96
Tru-Ray® Fade-Resistant Construction Paper - Yellow, 12" x 18" • Nasco $3.32 3 $9.96
Tru-Ray® Fade-Resistant Construction Paper - Brilliant Lime, 12" x 18" • Nasco $3.32 3 $9.96
Tru-Ray® Fade-Resistant Construction Paper - Black, 12" x 18" • Nasco $3.32 3 $9.96
Tru-Ray® Fade-Resistant Construction Paper - Shocking Pink, 12" x 18" • Nasco $3.32 3 $9.96
Tru-Ray® Fade-Resistant Construction Paper - Festive Red, 12" x 18" • Nasco $3.32 3 $9.96
Tru-Ray® Fade-Resistant Construction Paper - Holiday Green, 12" x 18" • Nasco $3.32 3 $9.96
Kolorstix™ Jumbo Colored Wood Stix - Box of 500 • Nasco $8.30 1 $8.30
Mixed Deluxe India Glass Beads - 12-oz. Pkg. • Nasco $7.75 1 $7.75
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Tangerine • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Orange • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Yellow • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Black • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Tangerine • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Emerald Green • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Purple • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Skipper Blue • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Cherry Red • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Purple • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Orange • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Yellow • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Cherry Red • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Black • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Skipper Blue • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - Emerald Green • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52
Red Heart “Classic”™ Knitting Yarn - White • Nasco $3.26 2 $6.52

Materials cost

$1,527.77

Vendor shipping charges

$152.78

State sales tax

$139.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,873.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$330.58

Total project goal

$2,203.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,203.84

4 Donors

-$2,041.26

Donations toward project cost

-$1,873.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$168.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$162.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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