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Ms. Boykin from Quincy FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making the Arts a Primary Goal

My students need basic art and music materials, specifically art easels and musical instruments. This order includes enough items to ensure that all primary grades have the necessary resources to explore the visual and musical arts.

  • $2,509 goal

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My Students

I work in a community school which has recently been reconfigured to merge two different communities. We teach a multicultural group of children. Almost half of our students are Hispanic, many of whom are not yet fluent in English. Our school is in a rural agricultural area, and many of the children's parents migrated here to work in local farms and nurseries. They are very involved in what we do and want their children to learn everything we can teach them. Our school is a busy place, filled with the joy of hands-on learning.

Many of our students are language impaired, and they communicate differently, often through art and music.

Drawing a picture to show what they mean, or using an instrument to express an emotion are skills that will help them as they grow and learn.

My Project

Greensboro Elementary recently became a primary school, serving grades 3-K through 3rd grade. Music and visual arts feature prominently throughout the school day, whether students are using online resources, participating in teacher-lead activities or exploring independently in classroom workshop areas. However, despite curriculum requirements, much of the necessary materials aren't available to the teachers and students who need them.

This project will level the playing ground of our primary students by providing their classrooms with the equipment and supplies necessary for art and music inclusion.

Each preschool class will have a set of rhythm instruments ensuring that each child will be able to be part of whole-group music activities. They will also have easels for painting and drawing as well as the necessary painting supplies. Every teacher in every grade will have drawing paper, construction paper and poster board for their students' project-based learning activities as well is other shareable art materials.

Ms. Boykin
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF290 - Best-Buy Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 3 $597.00
LA949 - Lakeshore Heavy-Duty Hardwood Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 3 $477.00
LC1415 - 15-Player Rhythm Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 3 $269.97
LL896 - Watch & Record Plant Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 5 $99.95
TA5447 - Double-Sided Color Posterboard - 100 Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LL156 - Lakeshore Scissors Set - Blunt-Tip • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 3 $50.97
LC65 - Heavy-Duty Adjustable Vinyl Paint Apron - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 6 $41.94
JJ850 - Letters, Numbers & Shapes Giant Stencil Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LA820X - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cups - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 3 $38.97
TA4412 - White Drawing Paper - 12" x 18" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 2 $35.98
BS525Z - Washable Watercolor Set - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
VR324 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 8 $31.92
AA342 - Washable Fingerpaint - 10-Color Set - Pints • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
CA609 - Sing-Along Read-Along Classics with CDs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
TG165 - Messy Mats - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
RE102 - Chilean Rainsticks - Set of 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BA918 - All-Purpose Paintbrush Assortment - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TA4409 - White Drawing Paper - 9" x 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
TA9 - Newsprint Easel Paper - 18" x 24" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.50 1 $16.50
TA50BR - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
TA50VT - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
TA50YE - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
TA50HG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
TA50SC - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Scarlet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
TA50BU - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
TA50WT - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - White • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
TA50RG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
TA50BK - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
TA5316 - Fingerpaint Paper - 16" x 22" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL889 - Fingerpaint Paper - 11 1/2" x 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
TA2610 - Red Baseline Ruled Newsprint - Pre K-Kindergarten • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99

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