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Mrs. Dancer from Clarendon AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need materials to expand the drawing center of our classroom, including books and still life objects!

  • $247 goal

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My Students

My students are not stopped by poverty. Though they live in the Arkansas Delta and many have never left the town they live in, they are hungry for information and eager to create in my art room.

My students are part of a rural farming community where approximately 98% of them receive free or reduced-price lunch.

They live in poverty but do not allow that to define them. These students are creative, innovative, and energetic! Nothing can hold them back, and I want to make sure they have everything they need to succeed in the art classroom.

My Project

My classroom is a choice-based art room. In my class, students get to make choices about what materials they use to make art and what they make art about. My class is divided into centers. The drawing center is one of our most lacking centers but is often visited by students. Expanding the drawing center would allow students to explore ideas even further and build confidence!

My students are enthusiastic about drawing and need more tools to help them make the most of the Drawing Center!

Included in this project are drawing books to build the confidence of my students, books to give ideas, books about lettering, additional colored pencils for students, and animals and fruits for observational drawing.

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

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $26.54 1 $26.54
ALEKO AFA1 Decorative Realistic Artificial Fruits Assortment - Package of 32 Fruits • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination • Amazon Business $16.91 1 $16.91
BOLEY Monster (15-Pack) Large 7" Toy Dinosaurs Set - Enormous Variety of Authentic Type Plastic Dinosaurs - Great as Dinosaur Party Supplies, Birthday Party Favors, and More • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Story of Paintings: A History of Art for Children • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Creative Lettering for Kids: Techniques and Tips from Top Artists • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Animals Figure,54 Piece Mini Jungle Animals Toys Set,ValeforToy Realistic Wild Vinyl Plastic Animal Learning Party Favors Toys For Boys Girls Kids Toddlers Forest Small Farm Animals Toys Playset • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
How to Draw Cool Things, Optical Illusions, 3D Letters, Cartoons and Stuff: A Cool Drawing Guide for Older Kids, Teens, Teachers, and Students (Drawing for Kids) (Volume 9) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How to Draw Animals: Learn to Draw For Kids, Step by Step Drawing (How to Draw Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Easy Origami Animals • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make a World • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Weirdos (Ed Emberley Drawing Books) • Amazon Business $4.72 1 $4.72
Easy Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)over 30 simple projects • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21
US Toy Assorted Ocean Animal and Plant Play Set (20 Piece) • Amazon Business $4.12 1 $4.12

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