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Ms. Hernandez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Putting the A in STEAM

Help me give my students the basic art and classroom supplies necessary for making models, posters, arts and craft projects that can help them demonstrate their learning through a hands-on approach.

  • $584 goal

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My Students

Most of my students live in the Northeast area of Los Angeles, which has historically housed an ethnically-diverse, first generation-bound population. Many students have parents who work two jobs, while others have to take a bus and walk many blocks to make it to school. Despite all obstacles, my students and their families do their best to take advantage of every educational opportunity that comes their way. My classroom provides them with a safe and welcoming environment in which they can be scientists and be free to learn from their mistakes.

Instead, relying solely on the activities that traditional learning calls for, such as reading, highlighting text, and watching videos, my students benefit a lot from doing meaningful, hands-on activities and experiments, whole-class debriefs, and from spending most of their time in the classroom working in teams.

Because we're a Title I school, I don't have enough resources to plan and facilitate a lot of actual experiments and engaging discussions beyond the traditional call-and-response. With the proper materials, my students will surely realize that science is fun and just how much we need people like them in the science field.

My Project

I want our classroom to reflect the strengths and interests of all of my students. Not all students are good at demonstrating their knowledge through writing or tests; some are better artists and crafters. Therefore, I want to provide my students with flexibility in how they can show me what they have learned by allowing them to engage in arts and crafts as an option.

Learning should be a personalized experience for students.

It's important to let students decide how they can best demonstrate learning and progress, so providing them the opportunity to create artistic pieces or models will honor the fact that not every student is the same. By providing this structure to my instruction and assessment, I hope that students will find the lessons and assignments more personally relevant and meaningful. This would then translate to more retention and lifelong learning.

Through the items I've requested, such as paint, brushes, post-it pads, markers, pencils, yarn, pipe cleaners, cardstock, and more, I'm hoping to have a good supply of the basic materials students might need for their projects.

Ms. Hernandez
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 230 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
22-4806 Sargent Art Primary Acrylic Paint Set, 4 Ounce, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $9.94 10 $99.40
5-Pack of Premium Self-Stick Easel Pads - 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets Per Pad - Thick Paper, Strong Staples, Sticky Easel Poster Chart Pads to Post on Walls - By IMPRESA • Amazon Business $84.99 1 $84.99
AmazonBasics Presentation Display Easel Stand, Adjustable Height Telescope Tripod, Black • Amazon Business $21.97 2 $43.94
Crayola Broad Line Markers, Classic Colors 10 Each (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $13.95 3 $41.85
Colore #2 Pencils With Eraser Tops - HB Graphite/No 2 Yellow Wood Pencil Great School Art Supplies For Writing, Drawing & Sketching - Suitable For Kids & Adults - 144 Count • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Colorations Easel Paint Brushes Assortment Value Pack Classroom Size Art Supplies for Painting - 24 Pack (Item # FULLSET) • Amazon Business $21.37 1 $21.37
Acerich 600 Pcs Pipe Cleaners 30 Colors Chenille Stems for Christmas DIY Art Craft Decorations (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Astrobrights Mega Collection Colored Cardstock, 8 xbd x 11, 65 lb/176 GSM, “Brilliant” 5-Color Assortment, 320 CT. (91687)"Amazon Exclusive" - More Sheets! • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
CCR Scissors 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles Sharp Blades, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Creativity Street 5167 Colossal Brush, Natural Bristle, Flat (Set of 30) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
One Package of 400 feet 100% Natural Hemp Cord #20 • Amazon Business $5.61 2 $11.22

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