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Mrs. Yokoyama from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Painting Relieves Stress!

Help me give my students paints, sketch pads, earbuds, and cleaning cloths for their paint.

  • $220 goal

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My Students

As you know the COVID-19 pandemic has been remaking daily life for millions of Americans and their children. As a school teacher, it was heartbreaking to tell my students that we would not be seeing each other for a while.

We are a Title I school that does not have a 1:1 device for everyone, so I have to come up with other ways to reach my students so they will not fall behind.

This digital divide is so pronounced and students are paying the price. I have many parents who have lost their jobs and are wondering how they will get through this with bills piling up, lack of essential items, and lack of food. For those students who have devices, many do not have reliable WIFI in their homes. They end up using their parents’ cellphone to get connected to my zoomed lessons.

Though their outside environment may not be conducive to learning, my students have an insatiable love of learning. I know that if we provide them with the right support, resources, and opportunities, they can experience success.

My Project

My students have been home for over a month and they are adjusting well to remote learning. We have been working daily on all academic subjects but they need some time to express how they feel artistically.

I would like each student to receive a sketch pad as well as paints.

I've attached art videos on Google Classroom but they don't have materials such as paints and drawing pads. They will be able to recreate drawings and even paint how they feel during this stressful and uncertain time.

The earbuds will be used with their devices so they can hear me as I zoom and teach lessons. Many live in cramped quarters with other siblings so earbuds will tune them out and tune me in! The towels will be given so they can clean their brushes and paints.

Mrs. Yokoyama
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sketch Book: Large Notebook for Drawing, Doodling or Sketching: 109 Pages, 8.5" x 11". Kraft Cover Sketchbook ( Blank Paper Drawing and Write Journal ) • Amazon Business $4.69 8 $37.52
Crayola Washable Watercolors 8 ea (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
MATCC Microfiber Cleaning Cloths 12 Pack Premium Microfiber Towels for Cars Detailing Or Drying Towels for Cleaning Car Windows Dishes 16'' x 16'' • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Wholesale Kids Bulk Earbuds Headphones Earphones Assorted Colors for Schools, Libraries, Hospitals,Gifts Individually Bagged (30pack) • Amazon Business $19.85 1 $19.85
Melissa & Doug Sketch Pad (9 x 12 inches) - 50 Sheets, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
16'' x 16'' Large & Thick Microfiber Cleaning Cloths Strong Absorption with Fine Workmanship, Non-Abrasive Microfiber Towels for Home, Cleaning Rags for Cars, Cloth with 6-Pack (Blue, Yellow, Gray) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Drawing Pad 9 x 12 in • Amazon Business $2.99 3 $8.97

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