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Ms. Gainous from Houston TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Show My Colors

Help me give my students the opportunity to use these dry erasers markers, and other art supplies, in a colorful and unique way.

  • $560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is in a Title I district where the students work extremely hard to keep up with the standards. I teach high school students with a variety of intellectual, physical and sensory impairments.

My students have problems and have faced them with courage and grace.

I have recently begun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) projects with our students in special education. The knowledge is within them, and I am wanting to expand their brilliant and creative minds. I want this to be a fun and learning experience.

My Project

The materials and art supplies will be used to bring color into the room with the color pencils and markers. Students' art will be displayed throughout the room and the hallway using the sticky magic or Velcro dots. The students will be able to show their talent. Art is an important factor in helping my students to express and communicate their emotions.

I feel that art can help my students to build self-confidence and create what they envision.

Some of my students are nonverbal or have speech impairments. The markers will bring color into their lives without having to speak. Working with them will let me know what is on their minds and how they see different things. With the holidays upon us, they can use the colors and markers to bring it all to life.

Ms. Gainous
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), 12 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens are perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 100-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear, 5-Mil Thick for Extra Protection (TP5854-100) • Amazon Business $22.92 3 $68.76
Apple Barrel PROMOABI, Assorted Colors 1 (18 pack) • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners | Perfect for Home or Office | 3/4in Coins | Pack of 200 | White • Amazon Business $13.48 3 $40.44
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $38.97 1 $38.97
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops, Alphabet Matching & Fine Motor Skills Toy, 26 Double Sided Pieces, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Elmer's Color Slime Kit (2062233) • Amazon Business $9.88 3 $29.64
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $9.88 3 $29.64
400 Pieces 0.78 Inch Diameter Sticky Magic Dots Nylon Fabric Sticky Back Coins Hook and Loop Adhesive Fastener Circles 200 Pairs,White • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Paint Brushes 50 Pcs, heartybay Nylon Hair Brushes Set Acrylic Blue Round Pointed Paints Brush for Watercolor Oil Painting • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Upgraded Blusmart Hot Glue Gun, 20W High Temperature, 20pcs Glue Sticks and 10 Colors Sticks , Ideal for Quick Repairs, DIY Projects & Arts(New Style) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Mocoosy Christmas Stencils - Merry Christmas Letter Stencils for Painting on Wood Sign Holiday Reusable Plastic Large Christmas Word Stencils for Drawing Crafts Tree Wall Door Window Glass Porch • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
US Art Supply 1 inch Foam Sponge Wood Handle Paint Brush Set (Value Pack of 25) - Lightweight, durable and great for Acrylics, Stains, Varnishes, Crafts, Art • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96

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