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Mrs. Maglio from Newark NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Magic of Clay!!

Help me give my students the hands on experience of working with clay!

  • $354 goal

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My Students

Hello, my art room is fun, organized, colorful, and a great learning environment where students can't wait to come to every week. It is important they understand the elements and principles of art. My biggest challenge at times is having the necessary supplies.

I teach Pre-K 3-year-olds to 5th graders with a big population of autistic and special needs students in a poverty-stricken area in Newark.

I am the only Visual Arts teacher in a growing school where students come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and learning levels. Some are fast learners while others struggle. In my classroom, all students can and will succeed.

This is my second year teaching in a school with many autistic and special needs children. My students have a chance to be creative, use their imagination, learn about various types of artwork and artists, and have something to show off and be proud of. Students, staff, and parents are excited to see the artwork on display. Our school is a warm and welcoming place for our students where everyone is supportive of each other and our students.

My Project

Throughout the year, I teach my students about the Elements and Principles which are the building blocks to creating art. Included is the experience of working with clay to create a 3-Dimensional sculpture if I have the material. Students will not only visualize and discuss the difference between 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional art, but they will also be able to create it hands on. Getting dirty using their hands and tools to manipulate the clay is an important skill to learn from the smallest of Pre-K to the biggest of our 5th graders. Our Special Needs and Autism students will especially enjoy using the clay. The sensory experiences are numerous as they explore the texture and feel the clay, especially when they start to talk about it with so much enthusiasm. Children develop both fine and major motor skills as they manipulate the clay. This promotes problem-solving, self-esteem, expression, discipline, pride and self-worth among other things.

Donations will improve my classroom significantly for our students and especially our babies of Pre-K just learning about art as well as our Special Needs and Autism students.

Clay is a unique art medium because it is messy and highly responsive to the touch. As soon as students are given clay they begin to mold and shape it. Manipulating the clay gives the students the confidence to attempt any project which opens the door to greater self-expression and imagination. It also allows a child to learn to repair mistakes and not be afraid to make them. It is an essential element for nurturing children's growth. When they are finished, since they love to paint, they will have the opportunity to paint their sculpture as well!

Mrs. Maglio
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CLAY GRAY - 25LBS. • School Specialty $20.72 3 $62.16
BRUSH SOFT GRIP SIZE 12 FLAT PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $29.24 2 $58.48
BRUSHES ZIP N CLOSE SOFT BLACK TAKLON SET OF 12 • School Specialty $11.00 2 $22.00
TOOLS MODELING SET OF 35 • School Specialty $20.80 1 $20.80
TOGGLE WIRE CLAY CUTTER • School Specialty $3.40 1 $3.40

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