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Mrs. Hancock from Anthony TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Gift of Art

Help me give my students fantastic art supplies they can explore and express themselves with!

  • $277 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students struggle with the traditional classroom. I see a wide range of students who have minor to serious disabilities. Some face learning disabilities, Autism, Dyslexia on a daily basis and they all struggle in school. One positive thing they have in common is the passion to create! Some of my students are incredible artists, have amazing crafting abilities or simply love to roll up their sleeves and make a big mess!

The students I work with are all very positive but do become overwhelmed with the high expectations at school which is why I feel self-expression through art is such a necessity!

Testing, safety drills, continuous academic assignments can be frustrating for them and discourage participation in school. I love to allow them free time and learning opportunities that involve arts and crafts. Some struggle with maintaining their focus and require extra patience and innovation.

My students love and I do mean love the art supplies I have now. They adore time to delve into them and express ideas and feelings with their creations. From my first graders to my fifth all of them ask on a daily basis if I will let them create!

My Project

My students are highly motivated learners when they know an art project is coming their way! One student was insistent they were not going to go to class and sat in the middle of the hallway. I squatted near him and quietly said: "There is an awesome art project if you come with me!" He got up, ran and participated intently while he patiently waited for the art project! Planning a learning project comes with double the benefits. I often incorporate an art project with a phonics lesson or math lesson.

The students are able to recall what they learned and have a fantastic time tweaking the art project with their own personal style.

I also intend to give away some art supplies for rewards for excellent participation. Students love to take art home and often will bring back to school what they made to show me!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KaiserColour Gel Pens 48/Pkg-Pastel, Glitter, Metallic & Neon; 12ea • Staples Advantage $35.99 1 $35.99
Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Black Ink, 12/Pack (8430152) • Staples Advantage $19.79 1 $19.79
Do-A-Dot Art Fruit Scented Dot Markers, 6/Pack (DAD202) • Staples Advantage $18.69 1 $18.69
Swingline EZTouch Reduced Effort Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black (66424) • Staples Advantage $17.99 1 $17.99
Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers, Broad Point, Assorted, 4/Pack (02657) • Staples Advantage $15.59 1 $15.59
Staedtler triplus Fineliner 334 Felt Pens, Super Fine Point, Assorted Ink, 10 Pack (334 SB10US) • Staples Advantage $15.59 1 $15.59
uni-ball Signo 207 Retractable Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Ink, 8 Pack (1739929) • Staples Advantage $13.09 1 $13.09
Crayola Washable Super Tips Markers, 50/Pack • Staples Advantage $12.49 1 $12.49
Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Party Pack Bookmarks (5906) • Staples Advantage $10.49 1 $10.49
Chenille Kraft Company Colored Wood Sticks, (Popsicle) Size, Assorted, 4.5" x.38", 1,000/Bx • Staples Advantage $10.39 1 $10.39
Pacon Rainbow Kraft Bags, Assorted Bright Colors, 6"W x 11"H x 3.62"D, Pack of 28 (72140) • Staples Advantage $9.19 1 $9.19
Crayola Air-Dry Clay Bucket, 5 lbs, White (57-5055) • Staples Advantage $8.89 1 $8.89
Westcott 18" Acrylic Standard Ruler (10564/55281) • Staples Advantage $0.44 12 $5.28
Bright Hues Feather Assortment, Approximately 325 Feathers per Pack • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Chenille Kraft Company Creativity Street Sequins and Spangles Assortment • Staples Advantage $3.89 1 $3.89

Materials cost

$202.34

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$235.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.54

Total project goal

$276.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$276.92

1 Donor

-$276.92

Donations toward project cost

-$235.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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