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  • $458 goal

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Mr. Wright
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Life in Art: Student Mosaics

My students need the materials to make mosaics and murals for our unit on Islam.

My Students

My students are 6/7/8th graders attending a public middle school in Oakland, CA. Over half of my students have recently come to America and speak little to no English. Another large chunk of my students are deaf and hard of hearing or have other learning differences (special education). Some of the other students significantly struggle with engaging with school in the traditional way.

My students love coming into class and getting straight to work when they are excited to do the tasks.

What I am working on is integrating language skills as well as access to many learning styles without as many verbal requirements. Your gift can help one of the most diverse groups of students around access interesting topics and skills.

My Project

In history class we are coming up on our medieval Islam unit. I try to integrate art forms from the cultures that students are studying. The prevalence and influence of Islamic mosaic work is a window into history and into craftsmanship. Students will be creating small mosaics and paintings that represent their lives and their beliefs. Throughout much of history many cultures have used mosaic to show every facet of life. We will get a chance to do the same thing.

My students will be able to create an enduring image of their lives.

Many of my students do not get a chance to connect with and create something enduring. I believe that pushing craftsmanship via hard work is one of the most important experiences students can have.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mosaic Mercantile - Crystal Angles Assorted 1/2 lb • Amazon Business $6.95 25 $173.75
School Smart 1439213 Non-Toxic Washable Tempera Paint Set, 1-Pint Plastic Bottle, Assorted Color (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $24.99 4 $99.96
Dap 25192 Weldwood Multi-Purpose Ceramic Tile Adhesive, Gallon • Amazon Business $22.08 1 $22.08
Homax Group 34 Wide Ceramic Tile Adhesive Spreader Notch, 1/4-Inch • Amazon Business $4.08 5 $20.40
M-D Building Products 49118 Economy Grout Float • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94

Materials cost

$324.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$388.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.59

Total project goal

$457.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$457.24

4 Donors

-$241.12

Donations toward project cost

-$204.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.17

match offer

-$216.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$183.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.42

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$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 170 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by GO Public Schools Oakland and 4 other donors.

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