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Ms. LeVar from Sherwood AR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organized and Stocked Choice Based Classroom

Help me give my students a better organized Choice Based classroom with easy access to a myriad of art supplies.

  • $857 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I see just under 300 K-5 elementary students. Many of my students are from low-income families, often, with more than one family living together and/or both parents working. I love the tenacity, exuberance, and resilience of my students. They inspire me to be and do better.

In the Elementary art room, my students learn not only to create artwork, but to work from their own skill level and keep trying, therefore learning the art of perseverance.

Many of my students come to class ready to learn and create. Others go through much more than a child should and need extra love, patience, and encouragement. My goal is not only to teach students how to use various art supplies properly, but to offer a safe place to land each day, even if it is only for 40 minutes. My students generally want to create and, given encouragement, and tips, they gain more self confidence.

As an art teacher, I do my best to teach creativity and a desire to discover a myriad of art materials and techniques. Students are encouraged to do their best, no matter their skill level. Elementary art, I believe is about discovery and exploration.

My Project

I am striving to make the art room into a working studio, where supplies are readily available and students can choose which ones they want to use. With hands on guidance, teaching techniques, support and encouragement, my students will be able to explore drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, fibers, and much more. With better organization, that will come with the 10 drawer carts, students will be better able to see what is available to them and not be overwhelmed with clutter.

The items I'm requesting will allow students to have better access to paint, different drawing tools and techniques, a variety of collage supplies, along with some sculpture supplies.

The light box will be a huge help for students who want to trace their early drawings onto a clean sheet of paper. We have been using the high windows, while standing on a chair in the past. More light boxes will be added in the future. I'm also requesting large foam blocks for Kindergarten. These will enable Kinders to develop better hand-eye coordination and introduce them to the wonderful world of sculpture.

With exploration of supplies, techniques, and projects students are interested in (instead of teacher lead projects), student involvement and engagement will greatly increase. When students work on what interests them, they can feel a sense of pride in what they create. This translates into more of a feeling of self worth and discovery. The arts can be very therapeutic and can truly save lives. I know it has saved my life and made me a better person. I hope to pass this on to my amazing students and help them gain the self confidence many so devastatingly lack.

Ms. LeVar
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS USA, Inc. Medium 10-Drawer Cart with Organizer Top, Black • Amazon Business $43.99 2 $87.98
IRIS USA, Inc. Medium 10-Drawer Cart with Organizer Top, Black • Amazon Business $43.99 2 $87.98
Sargent Art 6 Color Dough Set, 3 Pounds Each, Art-Time Artist Dough, 18-Pound Assortment • Amazon Business $37.69 1 $37.69
Sargent Art 6 Color Dough Set, 3 Pounds Each, Art-Time Artist Dough, 18-Pound Assortment • Amazon Business $37.69 1 $37.69
Empty Lotion Bottle 16 Oz. with Black Pump, Great for - Creams, Body Wash, Hand Soap, Self-Tanners, Bronzers and Massage Lotion (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $8.95 3 $26.85
Honbay 4pcs Colorful 360 Degree Circular Plastic Protractor Ruler Template(Random 4 Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Honbay 4pcs Colorful 360 Degree Circular Plastic Protractor Ruler Template(Random 4 Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
11406-0049 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - Smart-Stack Assorted Colors, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $22.32 1 $22.32
JaxoJoy Foam Building Blocks for Kids– 108 Piece EVA Foam Blocks Gift Playset for Toddlers Includes Large, Soft, Stackable Blocks in Variety of Colors, Shapes & Sizes – Recommended Ages 3+. • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
JaxoJoy Foam Building Blocks for Kids– 108 Piece EVA Foam Blocks Gift Playset for Toddlers Includes Large, Soft, Stackable Blocks in Variety of Colors, Shapes & Sizes – Recommended Ages 3+. • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
yueton 4pcs Transparent Colorful Plastic Washable Drawing Painting Graphics Stencils Scale Template Sets for Kid Craft, School Project • Amazon Business $6.29 3 $18.87
yueton 4pcs Transparent Colorful Plastic Washable Drawing Painting Graphics Stencils Scale Template Sets for Kid Craft, School Project • Amazon Business $6.29 3 $18.87
23635-1020 - Surebonder Safety Fuse Glue Gun - Low Temperature • Blick Art Materials $3.70 5 $18.50
Zees 1,000 Pipe Cleaners in 10 Assorted Colors, Value Pack of Chenille Stems for DIY Arts and Craft Projects and Decorations - 6mm x 12 Inches • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Zees 1,000 Pipe Cleaners in 10 Assorted Colors, Value Pack of Chenille Stems for DIY Arts and Craft Projects and Decorations - 6mm x 12 Inches • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
23884-1008 - Aleenes Original Tacky Glue - 8 oz, Squeeze Bottle • Blick Art Materials $2.79 6 $16.74
Dimmable A4 LED Tracer Light Box Slim Light Pad, ME456 USB Power Drawing Copy Board Tattoo Tracing LED Light Table for Artists Designing, Animation, Sketching, Stenciling (Black) • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Caydo 2000 Pieces Assorted Sizes Multicolor Pompoms Glitter Pom Poms with 4 Sizes Wiggle Googlys Eyes for Hobby DIY Art Craft Supplies • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Caydo 2000 Pieces Assorted Sizes Multicolor Pompoms Glitter Pom Poms with 4 Sizes Wiggle Googlys Eyes for Hobby DIY Art Craft Supplies • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
22856-1048 - Gray Paper Stumps - Set of 48 • Blick Art Materials $12.79 1 $12.79
11406-2007 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Black, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.96 3 $11.88
R5839 - Roylco Texture Rubbing Plates • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Honbay 6pcs Pencil Pointer Sandpaper Lead Pointer Sketch Drawing Tool • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Honbay 6pcs Pencil Pointer Sandpaper Lead Pointer Sketch Drawing Tool • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Aleene's 36116 Original Tacky Glue 3 Pack, 8 Oz • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Aleene's 36116 Original Tacky Glue 3 Pack, 8 Oz • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
11406-2003 - Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Black, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.14 3 $6.42

Materials cost

$617.91

Vendor shipping charges

$19.90

State sales tax

$50.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$728.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$128.48

Total project goal

$856.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$856.54

7 Donors

-$790.36

Donations toward project cost

-$728.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$66.18

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$0.00

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