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Ms. Pappas- Russo from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Markers Make an African Mask, an Aboriginal Bark Painting, a Buffalo Robe!!

The cost of this proposal for art markers, calligraphy pens, and brown paper to enable 550 students in the South Bronx to participate in art projects such as creating Aboriginal bark paintings, Native ANerican shields, African masks and practicing Japanese calligraphy is $455, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am an art teacher at a school in the South Bronx with extremely talented students. I teach kindergarten through fourth grade students, and I advise our eight-graders on their portfolio selection and presentations for high school. Alone I teach 550 students. There are two other art teachers who teach the rest, 2000 students in total! This summer I found a wonderful book called "Brown Bag Ideas From Many Cultures." This book is loaded with fascinating projects for students to make using simple materials such as brown paper and permanent markers. Each project is prefaced with historical information and gives students a greater understanding of different cultures. Unfortunately, there is no money in our school budget for art supplies. I am asking for funding to purchase markers, calligraphy pens and brown paper. I like to connect the students' art projects with their Social Studies curriculum and these projects are ideal in that regard. Some of the projects that I would like to do include Aboriginal bark paintings from Australia, Native American shields and buffalo robes, Japanese calligraphy, African masks, and so on. There are at least 15 projects that can be accomplished this school year. All we need are the markers and paper to do it. Thank you for considering my students for your donation.

Ms. Pappas- Russo
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon Kraft Wrapping Paper, 50 Lb, 24quot x 1,000, Brown • Office Depot Inc. $22.85 2 $45.70
Avery(R) Marks-A-Lot(R) Permanent Markers, Black, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $7.52 5 $37.60
Sanford(R) Sharpie(R) Permanent Fine-Point Markers, Black, Pack of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $6.02 25 $150.50
Sanford(R) Water-Based Ink Calligraphic(R) Calligraphy Pens, 25 mm, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, Set Of 5 • Office Depot Inc. $5.39 10 $53.90
Sanford(R) Sharpie(R) Metallic Markers, Silver, Pack Of 4 • Office Depot Inc. $3.86 10 $38.60

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