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Mrs. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Precious Art Supplies!!!!

The cost art supplies, including paints, brushes, construction paper and more, is $277, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $290 goal

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Hi! I am a first grade teacher at an inner city school in Chicago. Being in the primary grades requires plenty of art materials, not only for art but for all of the subjects! The children are learning how to read and write and a lot of times struggle with telling me what they know through writing. So, I try to provide them with different ways to express to me what they know, like drawing a picture, painting a picture, creating a mural, puppet, and even a diorama! We love to paint number sentences with pictures in Math! Just the other day, one of my students was begging me to allow all of them to do a painting project. I had just given some of the last of the paint I had to another classroom to use. So, I was unable to fulfill her request and she was a little sad. I wish we had enough supplies to always do wonderful and creative projects where the students can express themselves independently and use their imaginations to help them learn, but it is hard to always spend what little money I have on supplies when I also have to buy motivating rewards to encourage them and resources to improve their knowledge. The primary grades do share supplies often and most of the teachers end up buying all of the supplies ourselves. If we could just get some paint, paint brushes, construction paper, glue, paper bags, wiggly eyes, and pipe cleaners, we would be eternally grateful! Thank you for taking the time to read and consider funding this project!

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

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Washable Paint (Set of 12 Colors, 16 oz) • Dick Blick $33.99 2 $67.98
Economy Camel Hair Brushes (Economy Camel Hair Brushes (Set of 144)) • Dick Blick $28.04 1 $28.04
Elmer's Glue-All (Glue-All, Gallon) • Dick Blick $7.73 3 $23.19
WIGGLY EYES STACK PACK- ASSORTED SIZES -- Bemiss-Jason Wiggle Eyes; 560/Pack • Quill Corporation $7.46 2 $14.92
TRU-RAY CONSTRUCTION PAPER, 12X18 -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "C" Colors; 12x18", Brilliant Lime • Quill Corporation $3.41 2 $6.82
MULTICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION PAPER, 12 X 18 -- Pacon Multi-Cultural Construction Paper; 12x18" • Quill Corporation $2.96 2 $5.92
12 X 18 CONSTRUCTION PAPER/ORANGE -- Riverside Construction Paper in "B" Colors; 12x18", Orange • Quill Corporation $1.97 2 $3.94
12 X 18 CONSTRUCTION PAPER -- Riverside Construction Paper in "B" Colors; 12x18", Blue • Quill Corporation $1.97 2 $3.94
Riverside Construction Paper (Black, Pkg of 50 Sheets, 12" × 18") • Dick Blick $1.86 2 $3.72
Riverside Construction Paper (Lilac, Pkg of 50 Sheets, 12" × 18") • Dick Blick $1.86 2 $3.72
Riverside Construction Paper (Holiday Red, Pkg of 50 Sheets, 12" × 18") • Dick Blick $1.86 2 $3.72
Riverside Construction Paper (White G.W., Pkg of 50 Sheets, 12" × 18") • Dick Blick $1.86 2 $3.72
Riverside Construction Paper (Light Blue, Pkg of 50 Sheets, 12" × 18") • Dick Blick $1.86 2 $3.72
Riverside Construction Paper (Light Yellow, Pkg of 50 Sheets, 12" × 18") • Dick Blick $1.86 2 $3.72
CONSTRUCTION PAPER, 9X12 -- Tru-Ray Fade Resistant Art Paper in "A" Colors; 9x12", Pink • Quill Corporation $1.61 2 $3.22
Chenille Kraft Stems (Assorted, Pkg of 100, 12", 4 mm) • Dick Blick $1.52 6 $9.12
9 X 12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER/DARK GREEN -- Riverside Construction Paper in "B" Colors; 9x12", Dark Green • Quill Corporation $1.02 2 $2.04
RIVERSIDE CONSTRUCTION PAPER, 9X12 -- Riverside Construction Paper in "B" Colors; 9x12", Slate Grey • Quill Corporation $1.02 2 $2.04
Riverside Construction Paper (Blue Green, Pkg of 50 Sheets, 9" × 12") • Dick Blick $0.93 2 $1.86

Materials cost

$195.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$237.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.20

Total project goal

$290.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$290.00

1 Donor

-$273.47

Donations toward project cost

-$238.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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