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Ms. Harris from Concord CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharing Beauty With STEM String Art and Suncatchers

Help me give my students wood panels, nails, blank cards, watercolors, and window art kits so they can express their creativity while working on math skills and doing random acts of kindness.

  • $330 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with students who are English language learners and have learning disabilities. They also come from families who struggle with paying bills and affording school supplies and books. Despite these challenges, my students bring many strengths to the classroom, including a passion for learning and a willingness to take risks as they acquire the building blocks of reading.

My students love math, science, computers, and art, and they love learning how things work.

They are curious about the world and are eager to improve their literacy skills.

My Project

My students will create geometric designs on the wooden panels after hammering in the small nails. This project will give them practice using tools and help them hone their fine motor skills and understanding of geometric concepts such as "symmetry" while also designing a unique piece of art that they can give to their families. They will paint the Suncatchers and give these to teachers, office workers, custodians, and cafeteria workers on campus. They will enclose a hand-crafted card with a watercolor design with each gift they give to others. These Suncatchers will surely brighten up our campus and the homes of those who work at our school with beauty.

By creating this art and doing these random acts of kindness, my students will experience the power of being kind to others and sharing joy.

According to the website Kindness in the Classroom, teachers who present lessons about kindness have reported "feeling more connected to their students, seeing more kindness in their classrooms, halls and on the playgrounds, and noticing their students demonstrating more empathic, caring traits." Students will benefit from these experiences throughout their lives as they grow up to be generous and open minded participants in their communities.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Artlicious - 6 Super Value Wood Panel Boards - Great Alternative to Canvas Panels, Stretched Canvas & Canvas Rolls (8x8, Standard Profile) • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Prang Oval-16 Pan Watercolor Paint Set, 16 Assorted Colors, Refillable, Includes Brush (16000) • Amazon Business $6.94 5 $34.70
ARROW 160457 1" Wire Nails • Amazon Business $4.29 8 $34.32
Made By Me Create Your Own Window Art by Horizon Group USA, Paint Your Own Suncatchers. Kit Includes 12 Pre-Printed Suncatchers + DIY Acetate Sheet, Window Paint, Suction Cups, & More, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.97 3 $29.91
Strathmore 105-210-1 Watercolor Cards, Cold Press, 5" x 6.875", 50 Envelopes, Cards & Envelopes • Amazon Business $21.44 1 $21.44
Animal Suncatcher Refill Pack 12 pk by Horizon Group USA • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91

Materials cost

$226.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$280.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.47

Total project goal

$329.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$329.79

4 Donors

-$159.42

Donations toward project cost

-$144.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.61

match offer

-$159.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$135.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.94

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$0.00

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