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

Student Authors Need Art Center for Illustrating Books

The cost of the materials to create an art center is $1606, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,634 goal

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My name is Elizabeth Middendorf and I teach 24 beautiful students in Englewood; the heart of Chicago's south-side. Every year our students participate in a young author's contest where the students submit books to be judged. Many of the books my students have created had wonderful stories but were lacking in art work and presentation. What I would like to create is an art center in my classroom that students can use to illustrate the books they will be publishing throughout the year. Students will be able to use a multitude of art supplies to bring their stories to life. I love seeing their faces light up when they finish a book. This project will help them to create a finished work of literature to be shared with many readers. By creating this art center I believe students will be given a chance to express ideas that are sometimes difficult for them to put into words. Thank you in advance for providing this opportunity for my students. Sincerely, Elizabeth Middendorf

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prestige Pro Starter Set w/Block Capital Letters 4" • Ellison Educational Equipment $745.00 1 $745.00
Table-Top Writing Center • Childcraft, Inc. $99.99 1 $99.99
Big Box of Art Materials • Childcraft, Inc. $64.99 1 $64.99
TEMPRA SCHOOL SET-A GAL SET/4 MFG NO: 52804 • School Specialty Inc. $45.97 1 $45.97
VIVICOLOR GLITTER PAINT ST/6 MFG NO: 15-3706 • School Specialty Inc. $31.99 1 $31.99
5160 CHUBBY BRUSHES ASST ST/30 • School Specialty Inc. $21.99 1 $21.99
TEMPERA FLUORESCENT MARK ST6 2964/SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $14.97 1 $14.97
KIDDIE ART APRON MFG NO: 809/6651 • School Specialty Inc. $4.99 25 $124.75
PPR 9X12 MLTICULTRL PK/50 MFG NO: 03669 • School Specialty Inc. $2.99 2 $5.98
12380 1" STUBBY EASEL BRUSH • School Specialty Inc. $1.59 10 $15.90
Bright Plumage Feathers • Childcraft, Inc. $0.99 1 $0.99

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