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Ms. Potoma from Manchester NH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Need Real Art Materials To Grow as Artists

Help me give my students 2B artist pencils so they can draw and sketch with ease in art class.

  • $248 goal

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My Students

I am very fortunate to be the art teacher in a very diverse school, where over thirty native languages are represented. I welcome the diversity as well as the rich mixture of my students in my classroom. I see over two-hundred 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students a year.

They love exploring everything from portraits and still life, to sculpture and painting.

Their creativity is limitless, and I love being able to give them the tools to be problem solvers, hone their technical skills and provide multiple creative opportunities to grow as artists and students.

My Project

My students are artists. They work hard each and every day in art class, and are excited to sketch out their ideas, and create.

We need 2B drawing pencils to sketch with and feel like real artists.

They need good quality pencils to help them do their class work. I am requesting 2B General pencils for my class. These pencils are great quality, sharpen very easily are excellent for drawing, shading, and don't break when we use them. They will last us a long time. Regular yellow pencils are not as versatile specifically for art class. Please consider helping us and my students and I will be forever thankful!

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Ms. Potoma
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCIL DRAWING SOLID 2B PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $5.39 30 $161.70

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