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Mrs. Martin from Lawrence KS is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Looms and Books for the Art Room

Help me give my students weaving materials and books to use in the art room.

  • $371 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the art teacher at a Kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school. I teach every kid in the school. That is 380 students who get to come to art to be creative and build their imagination. We have all types of learners, from special needs to gifted, from English language learners to bilingual. We have a major University located close to our school which brings students from all over the world to our school. We are a very diverse population.

Our diverse population is eager to learn.

Our school Moto is, "Where learning and fun always get done." You will find our students learning and helping each other doing all types of projects, smiling, and having fun.

My Project

I have asked for two different resources to use in my art room, a few books and some weaving looms. Both resources will be used for all children in our school, as I teach everyone in all grade levels. The books are supporting material to aid in teaching specific projects. For example, Tar Beach is a book by artist Faith Ringgold. We learn about the art of Faith Ringgold and her story quilts in 3rd grade. Then we create an artwork that tells a story of a memory. We use her art as our inspiration. Another book, The Day the Crayons Quit, is wonderful for introducing different materials and how to use our art materials to Kindergarten and first graders. Especially in the K-2 grades, I use books to support learning in almost every project.

Having resources that aid all students in learning, year after year, is essential in the art room.

Another resource I am asking for is several different sizes of looms for weaving. We learn the basics of weaving in first and second grade. Then each year we build our skills by creating more involved weaving, and using different materials to weave with, such as paper, yarn, beads, and even recycled objects or found objects like sticks or grass. Small looms will help us all have a loom to weave on. I also asked for two larger table top looms. This introduces students to other types of larger looms to further their weaving skills to create bigger and more intricate weavings. We would use these as class looms, so all students can collaborate to create a larger woven artwork together.

Mrs. Martin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 380 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Schacht School Loom • Nasco $66.95 2 $133.90
Wide Notch Chipboard Looms - 6-12 in. x 13 in. • Nasco $12.50 3 $37.50
Wide Notch Chipboard Looms - 3-14 in. x 13 in. • Nasco $6.60 3 $19.80
The Day the Crayons Came Home • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Sky Color • AKJ Education $13.50 1 $13.50
Tar Beach • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Day the Crayons Quit • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13

Materials cost

$244.82

Vendor shipping charges

$19.12

State sales tax

$17.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.57

Total project goal

$370.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$370.44

6 Donors

-$352.79

Donations toward project cost

-$314.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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