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Mrs. Lopez from Salem OR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Puzzle Pieces of Our Identity

My students need art supplies for our first big identity project. Students work to create puzzle pieces that are an expression of themselves and creatively showcase who they are.

  • $193 goal

This project expired on November 28, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This will be my first year teaching and I am super excited to get started! The students in my class come from a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences that will help us build a unique classroom community together this year.

Throughout the year, students in my class get the opportunity to explore their world, ask questions, and spend time engaged in inquiry, all while still meeting the common core state standards.

Though I have yet to meet this group of fantastic students, I will do everything in my power as their teacher to give them a space where they feel safe, supported, and valued so they can have the freedom to explore and experiment and grow.

My Project

As the school year starts, students will be entering into our classroom as individuals. However, over the course of the school year, we will work together to build a classroom community that will showcase each student's strengths.

To begin building our community, students will complete a project where they each decorate a puzzle piece that will reflect who they are as an individual.

Then as a group, our class will build the puzzle, using team work and collaboration, that we can then display in our classroom as a symbolic reminder of the community we are hoping to build. As one student put it: "We are each unique individuals, but when we come together we can create something spectacular."

The materials I am asking for will be used by students to help them creatively represent themselves on their puzzle pieces. By giving students markers, sharpies, colored pencils, patterned paper, and different colored/patterned duct tapes, they will have a way to take what they envision in their head and make it a reality. If we didn't have these materials, students would be limited to only using pencils to express who they are as individuals, which is doable but challenging (and a lot less fun!).

Mrs. Lopez
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
11262-1170-Roylco Decorative Papers - 8-1/2" x 11", Patterned, 248 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $26.92 1 $26.92
21316-2249-Sharpie Fine Point Marker Set - Assorted with Color Burst Colors, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $18.00 1 $18.00
21315-1249-Sharpie Ultra-Fine Point Marker - Assorted Colors, Ultra-Fine Point, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $16.29 1 $16.29
21206-1029-Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Marker Set - Fine Tip, Set of 40 • Blick Art Materials $14.29 1 $14.29
20519-1309-Crayola Colored Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 50 • Blick Art Materials $8.35 1 $8.35
34139-5380-ShurTech Color Duck Tape - 1.88" x 20 yds, Blue Ocean • Blick Art Materials $5.02 1 $5.02
34139-2980-ShurTech Color Duck Tape - 1.88" x 20 yds, Red • Blick Art Materials $5.02 1 $5.02
34140-5010-ShurTech Duck Tape Prints - 1.88" x 10 yds, Galaxy • Blick Art Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
34140-9010-ShurTech Duck Tape Prints - 1.88" x 10 yds, Rainbow • Blick Art Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
34140-2050-ShurTech Duck Tape Prints - 1.88" x 10 yds, Desert Star • Blick Art Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
34140-2020-ShurTech Duck Tape Prints - 1.88" x 10 yds, Checker • Blick Art Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
34178-1620-ShurTech Duck Washi Tape - Purple Chevron, 3/4" x 20 ft • Blick Art Materials $1.62 1 $1.62
34178-1820-ShurTech Duck Washi Tape - Wild Leopard, 3/4" x 20 ft • Blick Art Materials $1.62 1 $1.62
34178-1320-ShurTech Duck Washi Tape - Blue Stripe, 3/4" x 20 ft • Blick Art Materials $1.62 1 $1.62
34178-1220-ShurTech Duck Washi Tape - Green Check, 3/4" x 20 ft • Blick Art Materials $1.62 1 $1.62

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