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Mrs. Davis from Venice FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Naturally ME!

Help me give my students "natural" craft products to create their own self-portraits!

  • $423 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Children at our school are part of a very special community. The school is smaller than others in our area, so it is easy to get to know everyone and feel as though you are part of a family. Our students come from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Some families are self-sufficient, while others benefit from a free/reduced lunch and our backpack food program.

We are dedicated to providing a supportive environment where all children have the opportunity to feel valued and successful.

Teachers pride themselves on fostering positive relationships with their students. The entire staff looks for everyday examples of students making good choices and reward positive behavior. Students are encouraged to be kind to each other and to understand that kindness begins within each one of them.

Visitors to our school can immediately feel the “we’re all in this together” spirit. We are a group of 600 friends, trying to make our world a better place.

My Project

Our students come from diverse backgrounds in which we celebrate their diversity and uniqueness! As a part of the "Embracing Our Differences" call to artists, our students will be creating natural self-portraits which focus on their facial features and uniqueness. Students will use cardboard pieces and scraps, raffia, and natural materials to "build" their portraits.

After the initial "building" portion of the project, students will use bright paints to make their portraits "come to life"- with colors and patterns reflective of their personalities.

Seeing my student's individual styles shine through this art project is going to be very exciting! Our goal is to show students that even though we are all building the same underneath, our personalities and soul are what makes each of us unique and special!

Our school community has gone through a lot of changes in the past year and doing projects which allow students to reflect upon themselves, their behavior, and their place in this world are of the utmost importance!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Corrugated Cardboard Sheets - 24-Pack Flat Cardboard Sheets, Cardboard Inserts for Packing, Mailing, Crafts - Kraft Brown, 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $17.99 6 $107.94
Crinkle Cut Paper Shred Filler for Packing and Filling Gift Baskets, Natural Craft Bedding in Brown Kraft Red Pink and White … (2 LB, Kraft) • Amazon Business $16.59 3 $49.77
Tenn Well 50 Feet 10MM Natural Jute Rope, Heavy Duty Jute Twine for Gardening, Bundling, Decorating, DIY Crafts • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Aviditi A Flute Single Face Corrugated Roll, 250' X 12", Kraft (SF12) • Amazon Business $27.69 1 $27.69
Tosnail 7 Ounce Natural Raffia Bundle - Great for Gift Wrap, Box Filler • Amazon Business $10.89 2 $21.78
Richcraft 12" x 10yd NO-FRAY Burlap Roll ~ Long Fabric with Finished Edges. Perfect for Weddings,Table Runners, Placemat, Crafts. Decorate Without The Mess! • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
LaRibbons 3" Wide Burlap Fabric Craft Ribbon On Spool 10 Yards, 01 Tan • Amazon Business $6.90 2 $13.80
Made in USA Brown Kraft Paper Jumbo Roll 17.75” x 1200” (100ft) Ideal for Gift Wrapping, Art, Craft, Postal, Packing, Shipping, Floor Covering, Dunnage, Parcel, Table Runner 100% Recycled Material • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Naturalik 300-Pack Biodegradable Paper Straws Dye-Free- Brown Kraft Premium Eco-Friendly Paper Straws Bulk- Drinking Straws for Juices, Smoothies, Restaurants and Party Decorations, 7.7" (Brown Kraft) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Creatrill 218 Yards Raffia Paper Craft Ribbon Packing Paper Twine, 1/4 Inch by 218 Yards (Kraft) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Natural Jute Twine 2 Pack - Best Crafting Twine String for Craft Projects, Gift Wrapping, Packing, Gardening and More - 656 Feet of 3ply Jute Rope to Use Around The House and Garden. • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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