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Mrs. Williams from Camden NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reach Everyone Through Art

My students need vibrant art supplies to help connect their imagination to reading, writing, and math through meaningful art projects.

  • $959 goal

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My Students

I'm pleased to be working with 23 fantastic first graders. They show up ready to work with a buddy, share a story they wrote in the author's chair, or explain how they got an answer to a challenging math question.

When I stand in front of my scholars ready to teach everyday, I see eager faces staring back at me ready to learn.

While some are working below grade level, some are really starting to bloom, some are auditory learners and some are kinesthetic, but they're all trying very hard to be successful learners!

No matter what my students' challenges are, they always amaze me with how much they're achieving.

My Project

My first graders have very unique learning styles and as the person responsible for getting them to 2nd grade, I MUST have an equally creative and flexible teaching style. When my students seem upset because they don't know how to write who the main character in a story is or what their favorite part of the story was, I lean over and ask, "Can you draw that information for me?" My how their attitudes change. Other times I get students who just can't figure out a math problem. I suggest turning that problem into a picture problem. Again the frown turns into a warm smile.

Art is the answer!

Art across my curriculum is the missing component that will bring color, confidence, and a pinch of candor to my students. All of which is deeply needed.

My students need bright construction paper, colored pencils, and crayons to create their character pages in reading. We need a heavy duty pencil sharpener to keep all our pencils sharp and ready to sketch our ideas. "I can't draw" will no longer be a phrase heard in my class if we get a Chromebook.

My reluctant artists will be more than eager to follow along with a How to Draw tutorial they'll watch on a new Chromebook. We can also watch one of our favorite author and illustrator Eric Carle too. He can show us how to create vivid illustrations for our own stories with the water color and tempera paints that are on the list. The paper center will be used to keep all the construction paper safe and organized. These art supplies and Chromebook are just what my students need to help them meet with success in first grade.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dell - 11.6'Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Black • Best Buy Education $236.01 1 $236.01
ES119 - Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
Crayola(r) Standard Classpack (800 count, 50 each color) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Colored Pencils Class Pack (250 Per Box) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 1 $50.96
GG173 - Crinkle-Cut Craft Scissors Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
TT514 - Space-Saving Paper Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
8 Color Washable Watercolor Paint Trays (12 Trays) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 2 $27.12
Crayola(r) Washable Tempera Paint (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
20 x 30 Art Tissue Paper (100 sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 2 $23.72
Smart Stack Construction Paper (300 Sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 2 $20.32
Non-Spill Paint Pots & Brushes Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
LC168 - Jumbo People Shapes™ • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
PP388 - Tabletop Supply Caddy • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Multicultural Large Crayons (96 crayons) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Feathers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 2 $16.92
Purple Glue Sticks (Set of 30) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 2 $16.92
12" Chenille Stems (400 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 2 $16.92
TA4109 - Manila Drawing Paper - 9" x 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
TA5314 - Watercolor Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Glitter (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41

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