Help me give my students six sets of tempera paint sticks, 24 sets of watercolor paint, and watercolor paper.
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Every day, I have the joy of creating memories of success, failure, and perseverance while teaching kindergartners the joys of learning.
My kindergartners want to be the best that they can, yet our state is 51st in school funding.
We are a Title I school, where everyone receives free breakfast and most receive free or reduced-price lunch. Many of my students come from trauma-filled backgrounds, low-income families, and will be the first to go to college. Despite these struggles, my five-year-old scholars are still inquisitive. They are full of questions, from the iconic "Why is the sky blue?" to the question I was asked the other day, "Why do apples come in different colors?" I want my students to further their curiosity by learning how to read, write, do math, and be knowledgeable about the world. Furthermore, I want them to go home and share their learning with their families.
My students may be switching to remote learning after Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean we don't have a chance to still do art!
Watercolor and tempera painting not only improves my students' fine motor skills, but also allows them to practice communication skills as they critique their peers work.
I teach at a low income, high trauma school. Art will allow my students a form of self-expression and creativity; especially in a "ping-pong year" like this (remote, hybrid, back to remote).
The requested paint sticks, watercolor paint sets, and paper will allow all my students to create masterpieces.
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