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Ms. Smith from Oakland CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Smithsonian Gallery

Help me give my students opportunities to express themselves creatively but remain spotless with the adjustable aprons and paints for painting.

  • $398 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our classroom are a hard-working, bucket-filling, scholarly group. We call ourselves The Smithsonians. We represent the diversity of our city - we are African American, Asian, Filipino, Latino and Arabic. About 80% of our students fall below or close to the poverty line. About half of our students our English language learners.

While we come from a wide-range of backgrounds, we all come together in our classroom to learn and grow in our "happy place." Please help us shine our brightest every day of the year.

My Project

My class loves art. We have a Smithsonian Art Gallery to display our fabulous creations! We just need a little help getting all the materials needed to fill our showcase. We would like to use watercolor sets and painting materials (the brushes and no-spill cups) to create a personalized directed drawings and paintings each month. We will display them all on the watercolor paper in our gallery for viewers to enjoy! The aprons will help keep us neat and clean as we work.

Art is so important for our students, affording them the opportunity to be creative and express themselves artistically, improve visual analysis skills, and make better critical judgments.

In years past, we had an art studio at our school site, where students worked with an art teacher each week. When there were cuts to the budget, there went our art program. But I would like to reignite the flames of fantastic art at our site, beginning with my students.

Ms. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CG586 - Adjustable Apron - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 25 $124.75
BS525Z - Washable Watercolor Set - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 2 $65.98
LA820X - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cups - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 3 $38.97
TA5314 - Watercolor Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
HH481 - Kid-Sized Paintbrushes - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 5 $9.95
BS525 - Washable Watercolor Set - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.79 3 $8.37

Materials cost

$278.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$337.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.58

Total project goal

$397.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$397.19

1 Donor

-$397.19

Donations toward project cost

-$337.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.58

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$0.00

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