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

Self-Expression Through Art Part 3 - Lets Go Buggy

The cost of a Butterfly Tower, Butterfly Garden, markers, pencils, and more from Delta Education and Quill Corporation is $286, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This year I have been able to give my students a wonderful gift-the gift of art. I am a teacher of 8 great students with mental impairments at our school, Whistler, on the far South side of Chicago. At our school we do not have an art teacher and all art is done with the classroom teacher within each individual classroom. I have been blessed to offer different mediums to my students this year including paper and paint. They have enjoyed both types of projects with much success. My favorite part about doing art with my class is the self-esteem boost that it gives this special kind of student. At this point I want to help my student's artistic ability grow even more by introducing them to art projects based on actual living things. My vision is that my students be allowed to see the life cycle of a butterfly in the classroom. As the butterflies change and grow we will document these changes using the medium of the student's choice. This will give my students a way of making a scientific observation report in spite of the fact that they may be a non-reader or non-writer. I believe art can be a great way to demonstrate an understanding of a concept. For this project we would need butterflies, a butterfly tower and a few miscellaneous art supplies, including crayons, colored pencils, markers, a pencil sharpener for colored pencils. These supplies will allow me to offer the students a variety of medium choices for this project.

Ms. James
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CRAYOLA CLASSPACK CRAYONS 800 REGULAR SIZE -- Crayola Crayons Classpack ; Regular Size, 8 Colors • Quill Corporation $49.49 1 $49.49
Butterfly Tower • Delta Education $39.95 1 $39.95
SCHOOL PRO ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPNER -- Hunt Boston School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill Corporation $31.49 1 $31.49
Butterfly Garden • Delta Education $19.95 1 $19.95
MARKER F/OVERHEAD PROJECTION, FINE POINT IN A 8-COLOR SET -- Dixon Vis-Aid Transparency Markers; 8-Color Set • Quill Corporation $8.09 1 $8.09
CRAYOLA ERASABLE PENCILS -- Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils; 20 ct. • Quill Corporation $5.39 3 $16.17
CRAYOLA CLASSIC WASHABLE MARKERS, WATER-BASED WASHABLE -- Crayola Classic Colors Washable Markers; Broad Tip • Quill Corporation $3.41 4 $13.64
CRAYOLA WASHABLE TROPICAL MARKERS, CONICAL TIP -- Crayola Tropical Colors Broad-Tip Markers; Washable • Quill Corporation $3.41 3 $10.23
WATERCOLOR PENCILS 12 PK -- Crayola watercolor pencils; Box • Quill Corporation $3.14 4 $12.56

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