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Mrs. Caz. from Saint James LA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Artists at Heart

Help me give my students the opportunity to create art that not only has true meaning to them, but also inspires them to have a future filled with hope, purpose, and ....most of all... art!

  • $645 goal

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My Students

My students have hearts of gold! They are kind, honest, and downright lovable! They want to learn, and they inspire me to give them what they need and want to enjoy art. I want for them to know that everything that they create has meaning and worth...just like them!

Their pride in their work is inspirational.

They surprise me sometimes whenever I conduct directed drawings. Their creations are special; they truly take ownership. Each student is unique, and each art piece reflects this. It is surprising to discover how art can boost self-esteem. Many of my little ones are fascinated at what they can actually create. I have witnessed students encouraging and helping others so that their peers can experience that remarkable feeling of success. I often find myself telling others of their kindness and compassion toward others.

Their little hearts have big power!

My Project

There aren't enough words to express how excited my students are to come to art class. Their enthusiasm reaches far beyond the four walls that encompass my room. Recently, our school sustained wind damage from a tornado which flooded one hallway, tore through classroom windows and ripped off the top of the playground equipment. With a vengeance, it destroyed the transformer which supplied electricity to our facility. As a result, everyone was displaced to another school in our parish. In addition, lack of circulating air and humidity caused many of my paper products to "buckle," making them unusable; our homemade art journals were damp and unattractive.

The weather may have damaged our little, rural school but it did not take away our spirit for learning....especially when it comes to my little "Rembrandts!" You see, my school's demographics include mostly African American children who eat free meals and come to school ready to learn, putting their heart in nearly everything that they set their mind to.

Our plan is to use the card stock to create projects with our watercolors. The students enjoy displaying their artwork in the hallways, and card stock paper is sturdier and more durable. I always encourage my students to sketch and design before beginning greater tasks. The sketchbooks would be utilized for planning and practice purposes. Many take pride in their creations and want to take it one step beyond their original drawings. So, these sketchbooks would allow them to begin what they like to call their "masterpieces!"

Finally, your generous contribution would definitely put a smile on many faces at St. Louis Academy (formerly Fifth Ward Elementary). I graciously thank you for considering us!

Mrs. Caz.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
10642-1058 - Canson Artist Series Sketchbook - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", Wirebound, 100 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.91 55 $270.05
13837-1001 - Roaring Spring Kid''s Sketch Book - 9" x 9" • Blick Art Materials $2.54 55 $139.70
11319-1021 - Pacon Card Stock - White, 8-1/2" x 11", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $9.93 6 $59.58

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